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Today's News

  • Retirement party
  • 244 join donor register through clerk’s office

    The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2013 a record year in the fight to save lives. With more than 900 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant the need is greater than ever. The circuit clerks and their driver’s license staff make a significant impact by asking important questions while residents obtain a license or ID.

  • Honoring our country | Feb. 6, 2014
  • Special Olympics athletes recently compete in “Winter Games”

    Several Carroll County Special Olympics athletes recently went to “Winter Games” sponsored by Special Olympics Kentucky. They competed for medals in the snowshoe and skiing events. The results were:

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 6, 2014

    Thursday, Feb. 6

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Feb. 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

  • The joy of repainting becomes clear from story on church, paint thinner

    Some time last year I came back from a week off to a full voicemail box.

    One of my least favorite things in life is talking on the phone. First, I have trouble hearing, so if, for example, you were to call me and say, “My daughter needs a kidney transplant,” I might hear, “My dog lives in Sydney — as a tramp.”

    The conversation would generally deteriorate from there and I would end up looking like an idiot, which I try to avoid at all cost.

  • Communications bill wins Senate OK

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed key pieces of legislation that help our students and school districts, provide economic development and access to better communications, and give law enforcement time-saving investigation procedures.

    I am happy to report my Senate Bill 99 passed on Thursday. The bill enables rural citizens to have access to communications infrastructure for better wireless and broadband service.

  • House approves measures to improve education, raise the minimum wage

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.

    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Represent-atives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • Sheriff’s Office under investigation

    Kentucky State Police have issued a search warrant through Carroll County Circuit Court for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s evidence room.

    The search warrant indicates state police are investigating the handling of drugs seized, case files and other documents related to evidence in two sheriff’s office investigations. It was signed Dec. 17, 2013, by Judge Stephen Bates and executed the same day by Det. Jason Brown of the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West branch in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • The News-Democrat, CCHS FFA host judge-exec debate Tuesday

    Carroll County citizens will have the opportunity Tuesday, Feb. 11, to question the five candidates running for the top spot in county government before casting their ballots in the May 20 primary.

    The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America are hosting a judge-executive debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Cartmell Elementary cafeteria.