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Today's News

  • Sanders couple gives own Christmas money to strangers, buys gifts for friends in need

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    “They’re just normal people.”

    That is what long-time Sanders resident Peggy Warfield had to say about her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Deanna Dolby also of Sanders, who recently distributed their personal Christmas funds to those who they believed could use the money more.

  • Legislative session tackles challenges facing state

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Record deer harvest among state Fish and Wildlife highlights for ‘13

    Earlier this year, Outdoor Life magazine picked Kentucky as the nation’s top spot for trophy white-tailed deer.

    The state produced 42 reported entries into the Boone and Crockett Club record book in 2012.

    “We’ve got more hunting opportunities now than we’ve ever had,” said Karen Waldrop, wildlife director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “And we’re nationally recognized as a deer destination.”

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 2, 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 Monday, Dec. 23. 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding. 

    CIVIL

  • Carroll County Sports | Jen. 2, 2013

    Jan. 2-Jan. 4 - CCHS boys host the North American Stainless Classic.

    Thursday, Jan. 2 - CCHS girls at Lloyd Memorial; JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 4 - CCHS girls at Bellevue; freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 4 - Carroll County Junior Panthers host games at Carroll County High School and Cartmell Elementary.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7 - CCHS boys and girls host Henry County; varsity boys at 6 p.m., varsity girls at 8 p.m.

  • Gambling has shot in state Legislature

    By Scott Wartman

    Kentucky Enquirer

    The Problem: For the past six years, the state Legislature has grappled with whether to allow casinos in the state.

    Horse industry leaders say casinos in surrounding states have pulled away customers from Turfway Park and Kentucky’s five other thoroughbred horse tracks.

  • Lady Panthers drop home game to Shelby

    A 12-4 third-quarter comeback was not enough to pull out a win for the Lady Panthers Dec. 21. The girls lost 47-37 to the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets.

    The Lady Panthers were down 30-19 at the half, but outscored the Lady Rockets in the third to cut the lead to three, 34-31. Unfortunately for the home team, they could not keep up that momentum down the stretch.

    Shelby junior Katie Hudgens and sophomore Justus Martin led all scorers with 12 points each.

  • Where Jesus fits in the picture

    About 10 years ago, I attended a seminar for religion writers, “How Religion Shapes Regional and Community Identity.”

    A panel of prestigious people with prestigious titles from prestigious institutions and organizations came to talk to us about how in the world we should cover this thing called religion.

    They talked about how religion affects art and about the phenomenon of “megachurches.” One person even talked about Elvis as a religious icon, complete with followers who make pilgrimages to the religious-sounding Graceland.

  • Remembering the Possum
  • Simple changes in new year can lead to better health

    In this month’s article we are going to touch on a variety of topics, including training, to help give you some information to process and research to aid you into the new year with any health and fitness resolutions you may be thinking about for 2014.

    Training

    Pilates and yoga exercises are a spine-friendly alternative to sit ups and crunches.