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Today's News

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | April 10, 2014

    Fiscal approves roof, skylight projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 8, to address two leak issues at separate facilities. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the Carroll County Senior Center on Sixth Street has been dealing with a leaky roof for a while now. With recent rains, he said water has gotten into some of the electrical boxes.

  • Jefferies indicted after Hwy. 36 wreck

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday, April 7, on charges stemming from a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family. 

    Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver’s license for six months on each count.

  • Allen, Foster charged with murdering son

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Ghent couple Monday, April 7, on nine charges, including murder, after the death of their 2-year-old son.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge slide finally begins

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place Wednesday, April 9.

    The slide of the structure, said to be the largestbridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The News-Democrat went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mycarrollnews. com when they become available.

  • This week at the State Capitol

    LRC Public Information

     

    FRANKFORT – A statement on education.

     That’s one way the state budget approved this week by the General Assembly has been described. 

  • Panthers win over Switzerland, 4-3

    The Panthers broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win at Switzerland County Tuesday. Keifer McIntyre pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four, in the win. Justin Ray came in for relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out three batters and walking two to earn the save.

  • April brings focus to child abuse issue

    The month of April means many things to many people. Some consider it the beginning of spring or, better yet, the end of winter. If you were in my position, April may have a little different meaning: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • State budget increases funding for education, provides raises

    While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • Kentucky defied odds in title run

    As the horn sounded and the canons of confetti exploded, all I felt was an ache in my heart, the disappointment weighing heavy. I had had this nagging feeling all day long that it might end up this way, but I still believed just like the rest of Big Blue Nation.

    My alma mater Kentucky Wildcats had just lost in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    Congratulations to the UConn Huskies. They made plays when they had to and deserved to win.

  • Shooting Sports teaches safety, sportsmanship

    “Puuull!”

    “Bang!”

    These sounds echoed across a field off Hwy. 389 Sunday as 15 4-Hers shook off the winter cold and enjoyed an afternoon shooting at targets with their shotguns, kicking off the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports season.