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Today's News

  • HAVE YOU MET ...?

    Sometimes, you gotta look that gift horse in the mouth.

    While the legal profession has given Carrollton resident Stan Billingsley plenty of “gifts” – including a stint in the Kentucky Legislature and a career as a lawyer and a judge in district and circuit courts – he has taken a critical look at the state’s legal ethics system through a thinly veiled parody of an existing case in his new book, “Alice vs. Wonderland: A Chilling Tale of the Abuse of Power in the Name of Lawyers’ Ethics.”

  • Hydro Green: Lock 1 decision to be made within year of permit

    The Kentucky River’s Lock and Dam No. 1 has “interesting potential” for a hydropower-generating unit, according to a Hydro Green Energy representative.

    Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy, responded Thursday to a News-Democrat article announcing his company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Port William Historical Society receives $3,500 from city budget

    Carrollton City Council allocated $3,500 to the Port William Historical Society, up $1,500 from the original amount set aside in the upcoming fiscal year 2011-12 city budget.

  • Public Records – April 13

    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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  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, April 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    SNIP registration is held at Carroll County Public Library for spaying/neutering, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets 6:30 p.m. at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

  • Kindergarten ‘ABC’ song, dance performance at Winn
  • Book proceeds benefit lung disease

    The American Lung Association Golf Tour Book is now available by calling (877) 893-5864 or at www.kylung.org. Take a swing against lung disease. The “Lung Book” offers discounts at more than 470 golf courses, ranges and resorts. That’s more than 2,000 rounds. Cost is $35 for one book or buy three and get one free. Your purchase helps the 35 million people living with lung disease.

  • Local assisted living facility set for auction

  • CCAS to celebrate the week of animals with food drive

    Carroll County Animal Support will join in the third annual celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals with programs that it hopes can help bring donations of 1,000 pounds of animal food.

    The schedule includes the following events:

    Saturday, April 9: Extreme Couponing Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at New’s Auction Barn, cost $30. Food drive kick-off will be held at the Blossom Shop parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 10: spend the day with your animals!

  • New guidelines recommend foods for a healthy diet

    The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations of foods to increase and decrease in our daily diets.

    These guidelines come out every five years and serve as recommendations for what the average Ameri-can should be eating. If we can follow them for healthier eating, we are on our way to better health.

    Foods to increase in your diet: