.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Ladies defeat Ballinger’s Cards

    The Lady Panthers ended the North American Steel Basketball Classic on a high note, defeating the Taylor County Lady Cardinals, 43-38. The Lady Cardinals are coached by former Lady Panther Whitney Ballinger, the career-leader in both points and rebounds at Carroll County. This is her first year as head coach at Taylor County following her collegiate career at Campbellsville University.

  • Panthers disappointed with tourney finish, Stewart injured

    The Carroll County boys basketball team finished 1-2 in the National Guard Holiday Classic in LaRue County Dec. 27-29, a disappointing finish after high expectations coming in. But the Panthers may have a bigger problem to worry about.

    Starting point guard senior Brandon Stewart fractured his wrist during the tournament opener against Crittenden County and will be out at least three weeks, but likely could be longer. Head coach Carroll Yager said the original estimate was 3-8 weeks, and Stewart is now sporting a cast.

  • Fond memories of family owned restaurant

    Before there was Interstate 75, U.S. Hwy. 25 was the major north-south artery through Kentucky.

    Midway between Cincinnati and Lexington, my grandfather, John Juett, his brother, Adam, and friend George Trimnell  built a large restaurant, a gas station, and several tourist cabins just south of downtown Williamstown in Grant County.

    They called it the Halfway House and soon it gained fame for the good food at the restaurant (which my grandmother, Holly, ran and did much of the cooking for) and the clean cabins that offered an overnight stay.

  • County attorney’s office offers many public services

    Though our daily lives are affected by local, state and federal government agencies, often we don’t understand their functions or purpose.

    For example, if you asked people at random what they believed is the function of the county attorney’s office, they probably would tell you this is the person who prosecutes traffic offenses.

    Some may even go further and tell you that the county attorney prosecutes misdemeanors and child-support cases. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 9, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 2-3, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • New businesses flourish in city, county

    Fairview Place

    Owner: ALC of Carrollton, LLC

    Address: 433 Floyd Drive, Carrollton 41008

    Phone: (502) 732-7677

    Opened: April 2012

  • Wilder to attend CCCDC meeting

    Tony Wilder, Kentucky Commissioner of Local Government, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s (CCCDC) Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan.15, at noon, at Camp Kysoc. The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the hot buffet is $16.50, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • Police wage war against drugs in Carroll

    The drug problem is getting worse in Carroll County, but police are doing even more to put a stop to it.

    Carrollton Police Department experienced a record-breaking year in 2012, arresting 138 people on 285 drug charges. Of those arrested, 75 were male and 63 were female.

    In 2011, CPD made 110 drug-related arrests.

    When asked what percentage of crimes occurring in Carroll County are somehow related to drugs, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite estimated “90 percent plus.”

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • In 2013, I plan to ...

    Guillermo Aguazul

    “To have a 4.0 grade point average my entire
    freshman year.”

     

    Cody Boles

    “To graduate college and go to physical therapy school.”

     

    Shelby Crawford

    “To get into Morehead State and get my degree in childcare.”

     

    Lynn Eaglin

    “To not sweat the small stuff.”

     

    Anastasia England

    “To graduate and start cosmetology school in August.”