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Today's News

  • Juvenile hospitalized with burns, family loses home to stove fire

    A 5-year-old boy suffered second and third degree burns after his great-grandmother’s house caught fire Jan. 4.

  • KSP arrests five in meth lab bust

    Five people have been arrested after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab at 702 11th Street in Carrollton. Troopers received information that there was a meth lab at the residence and were granted a search warrant for the property Monday, Jan. 13, according to Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn. During the search, troopers located the meth lab in an outside building. They also found several ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, Arterburn said.

  • Tomlinson to retire from office in 2014

    Carroll County voters face the challenge of selecting a new judge-executive this year as the man affectionately known as “Shorty” prepares to retire at the end of 2014.

    As he begins his 16th year as judge-executive and completes his third consecutive term in the county’s top elected position, Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson says he’s looking forward to being away from the pressures and responsibilities of the job to spend time with his family.

  • Committee develops new logo to ‘brand’ community

    The city of Carrollton may soon have a unified branding logo to link its own departments, as well connect it with other local agencies such as the Carrollton Main Street Program, Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

  • Fiscal court OKs priorities for roadwork

    Carroll County Fiscal Court gave its endorsement to the state transportation cabinet’s plan for the county’s $666,588 rural secondary road plan for 2014-15.

    During Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Chief District Engineer Rob Hans presented the plan that includes maintenance of the 48.3 miles of secondary roads in the county, along with several resurfacing projects around the county.

    Hans told the court that maintenance of roads is averaging $5,651 per mile for a total of $267,000.

  • Lewis, McIntyre crowned king and queen
  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Jan. 16, 2014

    Thursday, Jan. 16: 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. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday; walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; walk in computer help, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, Lee Daniels’s “The Butler,” 6 p.m.

  • Extension office offers tips on spring calving cows

    The following are tips on spring calving a cow herd:

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon. Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Get ready for calving season. See that all equipment and materials are ready, including obstetrical equipment, record forms or booklets, eartags, scales for obtaining birthweights, etc. 

  • Hunter featured at sewing expo

    The “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. This is the eighth year of the popular expo with sewing enthusiasts from around the Commonwealth and nearby states attending. Classes will be taught by professionals and skilled sewing teachers from Kentucky and across the county. This year’s teachers are from Kentucky, New York, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 16, 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 Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 8-9, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

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