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Today's News

  • Four injured in wreck Friday

    Four Carroll County residents were flown to area hospitals by StatFlight helicopter with serious injuries sustained after they were ejected from a vehicle involved in a one-car wreck at 9:06 p.m. Friday. None of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

  • Economy is showing improvement

    It’s still early, but Kentucky’s economy is starting to show some solid signs of recovery.

    Late last month, for example, the state’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported that September’s unemployment rates were down in 95 of our 120 counties when compared to September 2009.

    The Cabinet for Economic Development, meanwhile, says that, from the start of the year through September, dozens of companies across the Commonwealth had announced more than $1.13 billion in expansions that are projected to generate 6,600 jobs.

  • City prepares to hire new police officer to replace Jamie Kinman

    Carrollton Police Department is looking to hire an already trained officer to fill the spot left by Officer Jamie Kinman, who will take office as the Carroll County Sheriff in January.
    According to the advertisement that ran in last week’s News-Democrat, applicants must be a certified police officer in the State of Kentucky, have completed the Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Academy and have a current POPS certificate. The deadline for applications is Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

  • City, county must take action to capitalize on community's potential

       If there is one thing that everyone agrees on, it’s that Carrollton and Carroll County have lots of potential.

    Those of us who have moved here in the past decade have heard this repeatedly. We’re not alone, because life-long residents have heard this throughout their lives.

    Why do people say we have this potential?

    It only takes a few minutes to come up with an impressive list of the items that make this the point of agreement.

  • Fighting for our freedom: Community salutes veterans

    Echoes. The percussion of a single artillery field piece being discharged 21 times reverberated from the point of origin at Carrollton’s Point Park down the hills and hollows of the Ohio River valley. The plaintive echo of twin trumpets sending up the evening salute of “Taps” in the fading twilight brought to a somber end an evening of reflection and tribute to local veterans of military service.

  • Speedway manager: Prepare for impact on area economy

    Communities in close regional proximity to the Kentucky Speedway need to begin bracing for the economic impact of next July’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
    That was the message expressed by Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger during a media day at the track last week. Ticket sales are already “way up” over previous years, he said, and the Cup race is still eight months away.

  • Kentucky Speedway bustling to prepare for Sprint Cup

    An exhaustive construction effort is underway at Kentucky Speedway to get ready for next July’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the track.
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced in August that the Gallatin County facility had been awarded a July 9 date on the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule. SMI owns the track that has hosted the Indy Racing League and NASCAR’s Nationwide and trucks series since 2001.

  • Feeding the hungry

        A combination of the downturn of our economy, poor farming conditions and serious illnesses has resulted in an increase of people in Carroll County being in need of food assistance this year.

    About 80 percent of the items in the community food pantry, located in the basement of St. John’s Catholic Church, are collected during the Scouting for Food drive. This year’s drive could not come soon enough.

  • Back at camp

    It was a day filled with hugs, laughter, smiles and tears as longtime campers, counselors and staff gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion at Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc Saturday.

    More than 200 visitors signed the guest register, according to longtime camp employee Sue Marsh. Past camper Lisa Miller came with her family from Kansas City, Mo. Past counselors traveled from all over Kentucky and Indiana—Stacey Lehrer came all the way from Rhode Island—to enjoy the reunion.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS

    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, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.