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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ghent zoning appointments approved after controversy

    The third time, indeed, seems to be a charm.

    In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Ghent City Commission voted to approve two appointments recommended by Mayor William Mumphrey to the city’s Planning and Zoning board.

    Once sworn in by County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Rusty Whisman will join as a new member and Ronnie Walker will commence a second term on the panel, which next meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at city hall.

  • Ghent zoning appointments approved after controversy

    The third time, indeed, seems to be a charm.

    In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Ghent City Commission voted to approve two appointments recommended by Mayor William Mumphrey to the city’s Planning and Zoning board.

    Once sworn in by County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Rusty Whisman will join as a new member and Ronnie Walker will commence a second term on the panel, which next meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at city hall.

  • River walk, splash park projects on the horizon

    City Council requested Mayor Gene McMurry ask David Lose from Lose & Associates to attend their next council meeting on March 12, if not sooner, to discuss the river walk and splash park projects, as well as the RV campground. City Attorney Nick Marsh also said the city needs to get a final cost estimate from Lose for their work on the downtown project.

  • Body may be missing Worthville resident

    Indiana authorities believe a body found along the Ohio River, about a half mile from Vevay, is that of 20-year-old Justin Hearn of Worthville.

    Hearn went missing Dec. 13, 2010, while on a duck-hunting trip with two friends, Joseph McDermott, then 21, and Jeremy Pence, then 20. The johnboat they were hunting in was submerged by a wave and they were tossed out. Both McDermott and Pence managed to swim to shore and survive the ordeal; searchers spent three days searching the freezing waters and found no sign of Hearn.