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Today's News

  • News of Public Record

    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, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Shop with a Cop to aid 124 children this Christmas

    When Mike Willhoite took over as chief of the Carrollton Police Department on Jan. 1, 2001, he had an idea in mind for a program he wanted to bring to the city: Shop with a Cop.

    The Shop with a Cop program provides presents for children who may not otherwise receive any for Christmas. Willhoite had watched the local news and had seen what other departments in Louisville and Cincinnati did with their programs over the years and saw no reason why this could not be done in Carrollton as well. “It was something I always had the idea to do,” he said.

  • Try a Blackberry Jam Cake for holiday entertaining

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Are you ready?

    Our Christmas will be very simple this year and I am so glad. The last few years have been so busy with my catering that I did not have much time to do things for others.

    This year is already different. I have been baking up a storm, but only so that I may give special gifts to my friends. I am having so much fun.

  • Enlightening Ebeneezer
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Dec. 15, 2010

    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the courthouse in downtown.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Public Library holds Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m.

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

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • An hour a week offers a year-long gift to a child

    There are a few of you out there anxious for children in Carroll County still without December gifts. Rest easy. The Christmas Crews (and there are too many of them to name here) are pulling off minor miracles for children and families, and virtually hundreds of kids and households are rightly anticipating a memorable holiday. If you participated in one of the many efforts for Christmas, I thank you.

    But I hope you might consider a January gift for a child.

  • Committee to take steps toward saving Camp Kysoc

    The committee seeking to reopen Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc plans to establish a board of directors and write a set of by-laws as a non-profit foundation. The action was given top priority during Thursday’s Save Camp Kysoc Committee meeting.

    “We want to make this our top priority and if we have to spend some of our money for an attorney fee we’ll do it,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

  • NKADD set to prepare marketing study plan

    After months of speculation, the city of Carrollton is finally moving forward with its market analysis. City council unanimously approved hiring the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to conduct the study at its meeting Monday night.

    The cost is $7,480, which is within the $12,000 previously allotted by council to perform the analysis.

  • Extension office to close Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 for holidays

    The University of Kentucky has made a decision to shut down non-essential units Dec. 21-23 as a cost-saving measure.

  • Tips can help prevent toy injuries this holiday season

    With the holiday season upon us, many of us are shopping for presents for children.