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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Feb. 29, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 29

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, March 1

     Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at 7 p.m. at Milton United Methodist Church.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

  • Basketball honors | Feb. 29, 2012

    Gibson, Hill named to all-conference team

    Carroll County’s Dallas Gibson and Nikki Hill were named to the North Central Kentucky Conference All-Conference Team. Owen County’s Sawyer Williams and Rianna Gayheart received the Most Valuable Player awards.

    The Lady Panthers finished fourth in the conference. Carroll and Trimble both held 2-4 records, but Carroll finished ahead of Trimble because they defeated Trimble in a conference game.

    The Panthers finished in fifth place with a 2-4 record.

  • Do your part to fight Carroll’s war on drugs

    Today in North America, 2,500 teenagers will abuse prescription drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). If you add it up, it totals 17,500 per week people are using prescription medication for some purpose other than its intended use.

    According to the research from our KASPER system here in Kentucky, over 180,000 prescription narcotic pills were prescribed in Carroll County in 2010. Most of these pills were used legitimately. However, as seen in the local news, not all of them were. 

  • Current strength of feeder cattle market surprised many

    The 2011 feeder cattle market reached its low in September, one month earlier than 2010.  Prices improved in each of the following months and have literally risen on a weekly basis since the first of the year.

    5wt feeder steers averaged over $165 in the first week of February, with some groups much higher than that.  7wt steers averaged around $140, with some groups pushing $150.

  • CCAS chili supper nets more than $4,500

    A record crowd attended the Carroll County Animal Support’s annual chili supper held at Family Worship Center Saturday.

    The event raised more than $4,500 to benefit the homeless animals in Carroll County. The event was renamed “The Nelda Vannarsdall Annual Chili Supper.” Vannarsdall passed away last year, leaving a huge void in the organization’s fundraising activity.

    Ingredients for the chili and sandwiches were donated, and the food was made on site. Baked goods were donated from a number of people and organizations.

  • Conserve water by taking the “40 Gallon Challenge”

    Many may consider Kentucky a “water-rich” state with over 90,000 miles of streams and rivers, thousands of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands and approximately 50 inches of precipitation per year. So, it’s not surprising that water, one of our most valuable natural resources, is often taken for granted. For many Kentuckians, fresh water is no more than a turn of the faucet, the push of a button or the twist of a cap away. However, as consumers and users of water, it is our responsibility to manage our water resources efficiently.

  • Hanging up the clipboard: Mefford retires as AD, head coach

    Carroll County High School Athletic Director and head basketball coach Randy Mefford announced his retirement from both positions following the Lady Panthers’ loss in the 31st District tournament Wednesday, Feb. 22. He will stay on as athletic director at the high school through the end of the school year.

    In an e-mail sent out Wednesday night to school administration, teachers, coaches and fellow district coaches, Mefford said he had informed his Lady Panthers, as well as Principal John Leeper and Superintendent Lisa James, after the game about his decision.

  • Celebrating Reading

    Children enjoyed games, crafts and a variety of other activities at this year’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, sponsored by The LEARN Committee. The event was held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Kathryn Winn Primary.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 29, 2012

    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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  • Housing authority has no tolerance for drug trafficking

    It’s a huge problem and the answers are elusive, but there are people throughout the community trying to do what they can to stem the use and sale of illegal and prescription drugs.

    Zero tolerance is what Ray Clem, director of the Carroll County Housing Authority, said he has for those individuals who sell drugs, and a one strike and you’re out policy is written into the public housing lease. Three of the 33 people arrested in the most recent drug sweep lived in the housing authority, and Clem said they can no longer live there.