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Today's News

  • Public Records – April 20

    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

  • Park vandalism prompts removal of restroom doors

    The doors are coming down and the cinder block walls are going up at the Point Park restrooms due to vandalism, Mayor Gene McMurry said in an interview Wednesday.

    Vandals have been beating the locks off of the $300 doors, making it difficult for them to last through the winter, the mayor said. He said the city is paying Carrollton resident Melvin Stewart $400 to lay the blocks, which the city already had in stock.

  • City Council briefs

    State to monitor progress
    of former Drifters site

    The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction will be overseeing the progress of the new business at the former Drifters’ location at 207 Highland Ave., Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook told Carrollton Design and Review Monday.

    Zook currently does not have his commercial building certificate. In an interview Tuesday, he said he hopes to complete it within the next couple of months.

  • Clerks honored for donor awareness

    On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    “The fact is, you can be a hero. You can save a life, and not just one but many,” Beshear said.

    About 110,000 people in the United States, and more than 700 Kentuckians, are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks have been active in promoting organ donation since 1992.

  • Census guides changes in districts

    About a year after George Washington was elected President, Congress decided that one of the country’s first orders of business was finding out just how many lived here.

    It declared that Aug. 2, 1790, would be Census Day, and those in charge of counting were called upon to include not only the original 13 colonies but also several other districts that would later become states, including Kentucky. What the numbers showed is that, just 15 years after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap, 74,000 people were already calling Kentucky home.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDARS

    Wednesday, April 20

  • Rabbit-shaped sandwiches great Easter treat

    Now that Easter is only a few days away, I have found myself doing a little reminiscing. I remember the way we celebrated Easter when I was a little girl. My maternal grandmother always bought my Easter dress, hat gloves and all. The dresses were always frilly with lots of crinoline underneath. Actually, some of those styles have come back for the younger girls.

  • Keith hosts April Woman’s Club meeting

    The Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pats’ Place at 7 p.m. April 5. Judy Keith was hostess and presided at the meeting.

    Mrs. Keith called the meeting to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice Gov. Karen Claiborne read the Spiritual Value for April. Seven members and three guests were present.

  • Butler State Park presents Audubon ‘love story’ tonight

    General Butler State Resort Park, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, presents a living-history drama, “Lucy Bakewell Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story,” at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 20, in the Lodge Lounge.

    Lucy Bakewell Audubon was the wife of John James Audubon, the famed naturalist, artist and author of “Birds of America.” She felt she was “perfectly suited” for him and was incredibly devoted to him. She made enormous sacrifices and suffered public scorn as she supported her husband’s talents.

  • Nonprofit grant application deadline May 31

    Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. is accepting applications for $80,000 in grant money for nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties for 2012.
    Applications are due by noon Tuesday, May 31.

    Organizations seeking funds must apply using the form provided by United Charities and must attach a copy of its most recent IRS certification that the organization is a 501(c)(3) entity.