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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court | Nov. 14, 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.

    CORRECTION:
    Marriage Licenses

    Felicia Marie Riley, 23, to William Wayne Humphrey, 33, Gallatin Steel, both of Carrollton.

  • Dark reality: Northern Kentucky heroin plan will need millions

    By Terry DeMio

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A solution to Northern Kentucky’s heroin epidemic won’t come cheap, a new study warns.

    It will, in fact, cost at least $16 million over four years just to reduce and stabilize heroin usage, a report from the Leadership Team of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact and Response Workgroup states.

    But the cost of doing nothing could be higher.

  • Tips help families prepare home for winter weather

    It is time to start thinking about the colder months ahead. Among of all the things you usually do during the fall, here are a few extra items that you may want to add to your to-do list.

    Winterize your home

    • Clean out gutters and repair any roof leaks.

    • If you have water pipes that run alongside exterior walls, make sure they are insulated so your pipes do not freeze when the weather turns colder.

  • Tots tackle learning

     

    Carroll County Panther Tots hosted an event Nov. 7, in the high school parking lot and encouraged the children to dress as their favorite super heroes. Children enjoyed a variety of learning activities, including on the STEM bus, and the Carrollton Police Department and Carrollton Fire Department also were on hand.

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  • State efforts look to reduce traffic accidents, fatalities

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.

    In one sense, we have come a long way.  Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • Research ‘scratched surface’ of locals in Revolutionary War

    As a history geek, I really had a great time delving into the lives of those men, long forgotten, who served in the Revolutionary War and had actually lived here in Carroll County – Gallatin County, of course, at the time.

    I have a Revolutionary War solder on my father’s Hackett line. Josiah Hackett, born 1754 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Mass., first signed an oath against being in the war as a Quaker but later was lured into service while living in Westmoreland County, N.H.

  • Operation Shoe Box collection set for next week in Carrollton

    First Baptist Church in Carrollton is again organizing Operation Christmas Child Shoebox locally, as part of the world’s largest Christmas project of it’s kind.

    Organizers say the shoeboxes demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children in 88 different countries, including the Unites States. Last year they were able to reach 92.8 million children around the globe.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Nov. 14, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Nov. 14: All day Deuces Wild Rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.;  Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon. 

    Friday, Nov. 15: All day Deuces Wild Rummy; All day Deuces Wild Rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Christmas crafts, 8:30 a.m.; Senior breakfast bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Nov. 14, 2013

    Thursday, Nov. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; make Perler bead coasters, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 16: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, “Parkland”, 6 p.m.