Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 21, 2012

    Wednesday, March 21

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, March 22

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Look to the Lord for strength, inspiration

    “House, Albert!  House, Albert!  House, Albert!”  If you spend much time in our home, there is a decent chance that you will hear these words spoken with great enthusiasm.

    They come from the mouth of our two-year-old daughter Adeline who is becoming more and more effective in verbalizing her feelings and desires. At this point, there is not much that she wants that she cannot figure out a way to communicate with both passion and persuasion. As a pastor and preacher, I would be wise to mimic her technique.  

  • Pre-planning important in case of emergencies

    It is difficult to be completely prepared for some of the severe weather in Kentucky, especially the recent tornado outbreak.  However, advanced planning can help ensure your loved ones and your property will be as safe as possible if disaster strikes.

    The same concept of preparation applies to woodland owners managing their property after storm damage.

    Kentucky woodland owners should learn about safety in storm-damaged woods, storm timber assessment, types of damage and locations that can affect salvage intensity and timing.

  • Ag commissioner says help available for Kentucky farmers

    I was heartbroken to hear of the loss of life and property from the storms that ripped through parts of Kentucky on March 2. To those of you who were affected, my family and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Many of you lost your homes, your businesses, your vehicles, and other property in the storms. You are frustrated, and you just want to get back to some sense of normalcy. Neither I nor anyone else can make the pain of loss go away. But there are sources of aid to help you in this difficult time.

  • Let the consumer beware in tough economic times

    Today at 3 p.m., Linda Brown-Price, Kenton county family and consumer sciences agent, teaches a special program, “Let the Consumer Beware!” at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Con-sumer fraud, an age-old problem, has become more sophisticated with the expansion of the internet and direct-marketing techniques.

  • Fiscal court should fund 4-H position on ‘stop-gap’ basis

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of the county’s youth as they consider a request to provide “stop-gap funding” for the Extension service 4-H position.

    The Extension agent position for the county’s 4-H program has been open since Mandy Parker left in 2009. She built an excellent program that involved our youth in healthy, life-enriching programs, some of which continue today because of the dedication of volunteers.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 21, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • House OKs adult, child protections

    Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Represen-tatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Senate bill would protect religous freedoms, rights

    We are entering the home-stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state’s road plan. Visits from groups ranging from the AARP to 4-H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.

  • Student of the week: Tyler Stewart

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Lunch because I like to eat.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Froman because after we finish our work in that class she lets us talk usually.

    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Gym Candy”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “‘Green Lantern”