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Today's News

  • The joy of repainting becomes clear from story on church, paint thinner

    Some time last year I came back from a week off to a full voicemail box.

    One of my least favorite things in life is talking on the phone. First, I have trouble hearing, so if, for example, you were to call me and say, “My daughter needs a kidney transplant,” I might hear, “My dog lives in Sydney — as a tramp.”

    The conversation would generally deteriorate from there and I would end up looking like an idiot, which I try to avoid at all cost.

  • Communications bill wins Senate OK

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed key pieces of legislation that help our students and school districts, provide economic development and access to better communications, and give law enforcement time-saving investigation procedures.

    I am happy to report my Senate Bill 99 passed on Thursday. The bill enables rural citizens to have access to communications infrastructure for better wireless and broadband service.

  • House approves measures to improve education, raise the minimum wage

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.

    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Represent-atives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • Sheriff’s Office under investigation

    Kentucky State Police have issued a search warrant through Carroll County Circuit Court for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s evidence room.

    The search warrant indicates state police are investigating the handling of drugs seized, case files and other documents related to evidence in two sheriff’s office investigations. It was signed Dec. 17, 2013, by Judge Stephen Bates and executed the same day by Det. Jason Brown of the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West branch in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • The News-Democrat, CCHS FFA host judge-exec debate Tuesday

    Carroll County citizens will have the opportunity Tuesday, Feb. 11, to question the five candidates running for the top spot in county government before casting their ballots in the May 20 primary.

    The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America are hosting a judge-executive debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Cartmell Elementary cafeteria.

  • Dodge!!!

    Carroll County Middle School and Lighthouse held a Winter Olympics event Friday. While other events were held, the students’ favorite was playing dodge ball.

  • Westrick in critical condition following car wreck Saturday

    A Carrollton man is in critical condition after his truck went off the side of Hwy. 227 and hit a tree Saturday.

    Bruce Westrick, 57, was driving on Hwy. 227 northbound just past Arby’s when his truck went off the right side of the road and hit a tree head on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, found no sign of braking between the time the truck left the roadway and the time it hit the tree, which was about 60 yards away, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said Monday.

  • Panthers knocked out of state All “A” tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers gave a valiant effort, but the Cordia Lions were just too big and too fast for them to keep up, winning 72-42 in the first round of the state All “A” tournament Jan. 30 at the Frankfort Civic Center. The Lions would go on to defeat St. Mary and Betsy Layne before falling in the championship game to Newport Central Catholic.

  • Sen. Hornback: JCTC has good chance of being funded this year

    A legislative forum Saturday morning with state Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, brought good news to supporters of the proposed Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

    Hornback told the more than 75 people who gathered at the downtown courthouse to meet the senator — new to representing Carroll County because of redistricting — that he supports the project and believes it stands a good chance of being funded this year.

  • Lady Panthers down two players, lose to visiting Lady Pacers

    With two of their top six players out, the Lady Panthers (4-12) hung in with the visiting Switzerland County Pacers (10-5), tied about midway through the third quarter, but were unable to hold on, losing 48-32 Wednesday, Jan. 29.