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Today's News

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  • Moving on: Panthers defeat Warriors in districts

    The door is closed on the 2011-12 basketball regular season. Now, it’s tournament time, and the pressure is on for teams to perform and players to step up and make big plays.

    Despite winning their previous two meetings, the slate was wiped clean when the Carroll County Panthers took the court against the Eminence Warriors Monday, Feb. 20 at Owen County High School.

  • Powers arrested by sheriff’s office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office made its final arrest as a part of the multi-agency undercover drug investigation.

    Daniel L. Powers, 25, 62 Center St., Radcliff, surrendered Thursday, Feb. 16 to Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputy J.T. Shaw at the Carroll County Hall of Justice, according to a news release. He was indicted for two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance second degree, first offense, a Class D felony.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 22, 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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  • Ghent looks to repair church for Lighthouse

    Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey is hoping to get Phase II of the project to renovate the city-owned Christian church under way soon.

    During a town hall meeting Friday night, Feb. 17, in City Hall, which occupies rooms attached to the rear of the aging church, Mumphrey said he had obtained estimates for a laundry list of repairs that are needed just to make the space usable.

  • Citizens get voice in city plan

    City leaders and members of the community dedicated an hour-and-a-half of their time Thursday night to discussing the current state of Carrollton and how it can grow and thrive in the future.

    Bobbie Bryant, community development advisor for the Kentucky League of Cities, facilitated the meeting, which was attended by about 80 people and held at the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria.

  • Opiates create drug problems

    On the day Whitney Houston died from a suspected drug overdose, between two and three Kentuckians also died from known drug overdoses. Kentucky loses about 1,000 people per year from drug overdoses, more than those who die in car accidents.

    While Houston’s death has not been officially attributed to drug and alcohol abuse, it has long been documented she struggled with addictions to both. 

  • CCMH becomes affiliate of Norton Healthcare

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital joined with officials from Norton Healthcare Tuesday morning to announce an affiliation agreement that will make expanded services available to the community and medical providers.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey said the affiliation agreement provides access to expanded resources through Norton Healthcare for patients.

  • Schools look to beef up education on drug abuse

    The drug problem in Carroll County is well documented, the latest example of which was the multi-agency drug roundup on traffickers conducted Feb. 8. But what steps need to be taken to eliminate it?

    One approach is to focus on the future generation of adults in the community: the high school students.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Feb. 15, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 15, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; YAH book group, “Juliet Immortal”, 4 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 16, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, 4-6 years old, 1:30 p.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 17, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 18, Magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.