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Today's News

  • Wheeler plans new events, projects to get visitors to area

    Misty Wheeler is busy getting ready for the year of activities ahead as the new executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Commission.

    Wheeler’s been on the job since Nov. 18 and spent her first month working with former executive director Rhonda Riley, who left to work at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home with her husband.

    “Rhonda did a great job. I hope I can follow in her footsteps,” Wheeler said in a Jan. 2 interview.

  • Legislative Preview: A guide to the top issues facing state lawmakers

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Tuesday, facing the usual trouble: Not enough money is coming in to pay for the services Kentuckians want, and there’s no political appetite to raise taxes, especially not in an election year.

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 9, 2013

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Jan. 9, 2014

    Wednesday, Jan. 8

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 9

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • A new year brings hope, much like faith in God

    At the start of each year, it is a custom to make a myriad of resolutions and goals that we hope to achieve by the time the year ends.

  • Carroll boys finish in fourth in NAS Classic tourney

    North American Stainless Classic hosts Carroll County hoped to go undefeated and win its tournament championship. But after a huge first-round win over Calvary Christian, the Panthers stumbled against Spencer County and Henry County to finish in fourth place.

    Thursday: Carroll County defeated Calvary Christian, 69-20

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Jan. 9, 2014

    For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, Jan. 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, “Despicable Me 2,” 2 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Jan. 9, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Stacey with Congressman Thomas Massie’s office to discuss services available for seniors, 11:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Gallatin Steel supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

    In 2012 and 2013, Gallatin Steel donated a total of $86,800 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Louisville and Lexington. This monetary donation was just part of the overall support that the company provided to this worthwhile organization thanks to the company’s golf outing committee. Through dozens of volunteer hours, the committee spearheaded Gallatin’s golf scramble fundraisers, procured hundreds of “wish list” items, and provided hands on assistance.

  • Census record offers clues to uncover maiden name

    Finding the family name of a female ancestor can be very challenging, no matter what era you are researching. If you are lucky, your female ancestor was young enough to be living with her family in 1850 and later. The 1850 census was the first time enumerators recorded the name, age and birthplace of each person living in every household, along with the relationship they had to the head of household.

    Prior to that, only the name of the head of household was provided. Every-one else was counted according to age and gender.