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Today's News

  • Council Briefs

    City code enforcement board to be created

    Carrollton City council approved the second reading of Ordinance 2010-16 creating the code enforcement board. Mayor Dwight Louden had initially planned on making appointments to the board, but decided to allow mayor-elect Gene McMurry to do so instead when he takes office in January.

    New Teen Council
    members introduced

  • Boozer, Rose to wed Dec. 31

    Sam and Kim Boozer of Chattanooga, Tenn. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amber Dawn Boozer to Brian Keith Rose, son of Lisa Ann Hughes of Carrollton and the late Tommy Rose.
    The wedding will be held 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Talon Winery, 7086 Tates Creek Road in Lexington, Ky. A reception will be held in their honor immediately following.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Winn breakfast, lunch more than just a meal

    At Kathryn Winn Primary School, breakfast or lunch is often more than just a meal.  Whether it’s “Thanksgiving Luncheon,” “Breakfast with Santa,” or “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party,” these special events often feed more than children’s bodies; they also nourish their minds and hearts.

  • Grant assists with dead animal disposal

    Carroll County Conserv-ation District received a $5,000 grant funded by the Kentucky Division of Conservation to assist Carroll County Fiscal Court in the dead animal removal project for the county. Each year the county is plagued by dead animals, such as deer, dogs, horses and cows.

  • News of Public Record

    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, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Shop with a Cop to aid 124 children this Christmas

    When Mike Willhoite took over as chief of the Carrollton Police Department on Jan. 1, 2001, he had an idea in mind for a program he wanted to bring to the city: Shop with a Cop.

    The Shop with a Cop program provides presents for children who may not otherwise receive any for Christmas. Willhoite had watched the local news and had seen what other departments in Louisville and Cincinnati did with their programs over the years and saw no reason why this could not be done in Carrollton as well. “It was something I always had the idea to do,” he said.

  • Try a Blackberry Jam Cake for holiday entertaining

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Are you ready?

    Our Christmas will be very simple this year and I am so glad. The last few years have been so busy with my catering that I did not have much time to do things for others.

    This year is already different. I have been baking up a storm, but only so that I may give special gifts to my friends. I am having so much fun.

  • Enlightening Ebeneezer
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Dec. 15, 2010

    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the courthouse in downtown.

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

    Carroll County Public Library holds Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • An hour a week offers a year-long gift to a child

    There are a few of you out there anxious for children in Carroll County still without December gifts. Rest easy. The Christmas Crews (and there are too many of them to name here) are pulling off minor miracles for children and families, and virtually hundreds of kids and households are rightly anticipating a memorable holiday. If you participated in one of the many efforts for Christmas, I thank you.

    But I hope you might consider a January gift for a child.