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Today's News

  • Couple arrested in widespread check-theft spree

    With the arrest of two people suspected of stealing mail from mailboxes in Trimble, Henry, Carroll and possibly more Kentucky counties, as well as counties in Indiana, law enforcement officials are now working to identify the couple’s victims during a crime spree that spanned several weeks.

  • Calls for service increase, drug landscape changes in 2010

    The Carrollton Police Department took more calls for service in 2010, which results in a decrease in miles patrolled and traffic stops.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite presented the department’s yearly report to city council Monday night and encouraged them to contact him if they had any questions.

  • James gets a positive evaluation from board

    The Carroll County Board of Education conferred a glowing evaluation onto Superintendent Lisa James at its Thursday, March 10, meeting.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the evaluation in open session after reviewing the document with James in closed session.

    James was evaluated on 52 specific points divided into seven categories: visionary leadership, instructional leadership, business and finance, relationship with the board, staff and personnel relationships, community relationships and personal qualities.

  • Water levels recede faster than expected

    In just a few days, officials expect water levels along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers to fall to the point that several roads closed for more than a week can reopen.

    The Ohio River crested Saturday morning at just above 50 feet at Markland Dam. This was below the projected level of 51.7 feet, according to Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins. Water levels have also dropped along the Kentucky River by about 4 feet. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Rose sees work as new deputy fulfilling life-long dream

    Working in law enforcement has always been a dream of life-long Carrollton native Daniel Rose. Ever since he was about 7 years old watching police officers on television lock up the “bad guys,” he has wanted to do that.

    Wednesday his dream came true, as District Judge Thomas Funk swore him in as the newest deputy for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • News of Public Record

    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

  • Second Italian night celebration is special treat

    At the time of this writing, I have just spent another incredible dinner at our West Palm Beach clubhouse for our annual Italian Night Dinner.

  • It’s time to be ready for tornadoes

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety when a tornado strikes. But it helps to have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips that follow below.
    Know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Have a pre-determined place to meet after a disaster.

  • Special legislative session to tackle shortfall in Medicaid

    When the General Assembly began the 2011 Regular Session in January, there was only one thing that had to be done: Plug a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.
    Work on doing just that began in November, when Gov. Steve Beshear offered a plan that would keep the solution within that healthcare program.
    In essence, it calls for using money set aside for next year to cover the short-term problem, then implementing a wide array of cost-saving managed-care programs across the state similar to those that have long been used for Medicaid recipients in the Louisville area.

  • Cost-share, conservation, goat and woodland programs offered through Extension

    Applications are available today, Wednesday, March 16, to sign up for Phase I funding. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, to turn in a completed application.
    Applications will be available at the Extension Office and those on my mailing list should expect to receive one in the mail.
    The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match, up to $2,500. We will be able take receipts dated from Sept. 21, 2010, through the end of the program.