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  • Carroll County District Court | April 17, 2014

    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

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  • CCHS track and field host invitational

    The Carroll County High School track and field team hosted its first home meet of the season Friday, April 11. The boys finished in second place out of four teams, while the girls took third place.

    Head coach Christin Stoops said she was very proud of both teams, especially considering the small size of this year’s team. Carroll only fields 11 players — two girls and nine boys — while first place Owen County has 51 players.

  • McConnell says health law won’t work, must change

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell brought his message of opposition to the Affordable Care Act to a receptive audience of mostly health care professionals at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Monday.

    McConnell, seeking re-election this year as he campaigns for the Kentucky Republican Party’s nomination in the May 20 primary, held the town hall meeting in the hospital cafeteria, his first public appearance in Carroll County in more than a decade.

  • Get informed at candidate forum April 28

    Want to learn more about who is running locally for political office before the May 20 primary election?

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    All 32 candidates, opposed and unopposed, have been invited. As of Tuesday afternoon, only five have accepted the invitation. The candidates’ deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 18.

  • Rankings put county 83rd out of 120 on its health

    While Carroll County isn’t at the bottom of the barrel, a recent study ranking the overall health of Kentucky’s counties shows there’s much room for improvement here.

    The fifth annual County Health Rankings report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in March, ranks Carroll 83rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • Beshear signs bill banning sale of e-cigarettes to kids

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.

    The governor had specifically urged legislators to pass the bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified the effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.