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Today's News

  • County attorney’s office offers many public services

    Though our daily lives are affected by local, state and federal government agencies, often we don’t understand their functions or purpose.

    For example, if you asked people at random what they believed is the function of the county attorney’s office, they probably would tell you this is the person who prosecutes traffic offenses.

    Some may even go further and tell you that the county attorney prosecutes misdemeanors and child-support cases. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 9, 2013

    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, Jan. 2-3, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • New businesses flourish in city, county

    Fairview Place

    Owner: ALC of Carrollton, LLC

    Address: 433 Floyd Drive, Carrollton 41008

    Phone: (502) 732-7677

    Opened: April 2012

  • Wilder to attend CCCDC meeting

    Tony Wilder, Kentucky Commissioner of Local Government, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s (CCCDC) Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan.15, at noon, at Camp Kysoc. The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the hot buffet is $16.50, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • Police wage war against drugs in Carroll

    The drug problem is getting worse in Carroll County, but police are doing even more to put a stop to it.

    Carrollton Police Department experienced a record-breaking year in 2012, arresting 138 people on 285 drug charges. Of those arrested, 75 were male and 63 were female.

    In 2011, CPD made 110 drug-related arrests.

    When asked what percentage of crimes occurring in Carroll County are somehow related to drugs, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite estimated “90 percent plus.”

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • In 2013, I plan to ...

    Guillermo Aguazul

    “To have a 4.0 grade point average my entire
    freshman year.”

     

    Cody Boles

    “To graduate college and go to physical therapy school.”

     

    Shelby Crawford

    “To get into Morehead State and get my degree in childcare.”

     

    Lynn Eaglin

    “To not sweat the small stuff.”

     

    Anastasia England

    “To graduate and start cosmetology school in August.”

  • Have you met ... Becky Tull

    Though Becky Tull’s parents resided in Switzerland County, Ind., she would be born in Carroll County, since Tull’s father brought his wife to be with her parents in Carroll County for her delivery. This was fitting, because although Tull would live in many places throughout her life, her roots would be in Carroll County where she was born.

    That was in 1921, and her parents, Herbert and Florence Bell Wood Morgan, would have a total of six children, who Tull would help to raise when her mother died ten years later.

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • Student of the week: Patrick Shannon

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “We get to do fun activities.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Science because I want to invent stuff.”

    What is your favorite book?

    “Duck in the Truck”

    What is your favorite movie?

    “B.O.B’s Big Break”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure, but he wants to go to a big college.