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Today's News

  • Wildcats win, Panthers runners-up in tourney

    Turnovers were the determining factor in Gallatin County’s 58-46 victory over Carroll County in the North American Stainless Classic championship Friday night. The Wildcats committed just seven miscues compared to the Panthers’ 25.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 28, 2011

    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.

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  • What you need to know about carbon monoxide and CO detectors

    With the cold winter season just getting started, Carrollton Fire Department and Carrollton Utilities would like to remind everyone about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and an invisible poisonous gas. According to Carrollton Utilities, it is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, trucks, lawn mowers and power washers also produce carbon monoxide.

  • Rescued animals receive foster homes, treatment

    The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, according to Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • Graduation

    Two Carroll County  residents were among the 238 students that graduated from Campbellsville University in two ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Whitney Nicole Ballinger of Carrollton, Ky., received a bachelor of science in math. She is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School in Carrollton, Ky., and is the daughter of Gerald and Elaine Ballinger of Carrollton, Ky. She graduated magna cum laude.

  • Holiday Cheer
  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Dec. 28, 2011

     Sheriff, Clerk budgets for 2012 approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Sheriff’s Office and County Clerk’s budgets at their meeting on Dec. 15. Because of health insurance savings, both budgets included a 3 percent pay increase that was approved in June for all county employees.

  • Bringing Christmas to those in need

    Carrollton Fire Department provided Christmas for two local families on Christmas Eve. Firefighters fundraised during the year to provide the gifts, clothes and bikes for the five children, along with a meal for each family. The department raised about $1,000 for the gifts, along with candy for Santa to pass out at Carrollton Village and on stops at the Carrollton Housing Authority apartments.

  • Top stories in 2011

    JANUARY

    Sheriff sworn in– Former Carrollton Police Officer Jamie Kinman was sworn in as Carroll County’s new sheriff. Kinman won the post in a November election against Ben Smith, who had held the office for one term.

  • Library urges parents to read to their children

    Reading to children can better prepare them to learn how to read themselves once they enter school. That is why the Carroll County Public Library has decided to start a new program called “1,000 Books B4K.”

    This free program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she enters kindergarten, Youth Librarian Leslie Sutherland said.