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Today's News

  • Carroll joins national honor society at UK

    Phi Sigma Theta has announced that Nicholas Carroll, son of Garlena Wilkerson of Carrollton, has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.

    Carroll is a freshman at UK, majoring in Civil Engineering.

  • Winn hosts “Week of Future Dreams” on career exploration

    As students enter the lobby of Kathryn Winn Primary School, a quotation, painted in bold letters, stares down from the walls of the recessed ceiling: “The Road to College Begins Here.” The students start out each day circled around the edges of the gymnasium and engage in a call and response chant led by their principal Gerda Wise. After asking each grade when they are “going to college to get more knowledge,” the students shout out in unison the year they are scheduled to graduate from high school.

  • Lawmakers wrap up work on bills

    Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early last week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is already a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Gov. Beshear’s desk.

  • Chamber committees work on many projects

    In the past two chamber of commerce articles, we have looked into the rich history of the organization and met the current board members.  Now, let us explore the different opportunities available through being a member of chamber.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities for you and your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a chamber member, contact the chamber of commerce office at (502) 732-7035. The office is located at 511 Highland Avenue, Carrollton.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 20, 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, March 13-14, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Rand Paul’s popularity spurs hope and debate in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republicans have enjoyed the national attention U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has garnered in the past month.

    With just eight electoral votes, Kentucky doesn’t often get mentioned in presidential politics.

    But Paul, R-Ky., has elevated his profile in the past month and generated growing interest in his possible run for the White House in 2016.

  • Bessinger joins practice at KDH Carrollton Medical Building

    Karalee Bessinger had planned on a career in scientific research, but it turned out what she was most interested in was people and medicine.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, the Georgetown, Ky., native made a bold decision. She enrolled in medical school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated in 2009.

    Being a Wildcats fan, “Dad had a hard time with that,” she said.

  • Adopt a Pet - Ladybug

    If you need some help getting in shape, Ladybug will be your trainer! She is a high-energy, mixed breed hound that loves to run and play. Ladybug is doggone cute, with a patch of black around one eye and Dalmatian spots on her mostly white, short fur.

  • HVAC repairs OK’ed for hall of justice

    The Wheeler Hall of Justice will soon have air conditioning again.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, March 12 to approve a $9,350 bid from TC Mechanical Services in Frankfort to make repairs to the existing heating and cooling unit at the courthouse located at 802 Clay St.

  • KSP arrests man for manufacturing meth

    A Trimble County man has been arrested after state police discovered a meth lab in his home at 71 Latta Road in Bedford. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers went to the home Tuesday, March 5, after receiving information about possible drug activity at the residence, according to a news release. After receiving permission to search the home, an active meth lab allegedly was discovered cooking in the back bedroom, according to police.