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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Logan McIntyre

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Talking to my friends.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Hooper because she’s cool and relaxed and does not yell a lot.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Hunger Games.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Money Ball”

    Where do you want to go to college?

  • Merry Christmas River George

    By ROBIN CALDWELL WELCH

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Saturday’s Carroll County Animal Support adoption event turned into a miracle reunion for a Pendleton family and their dog that was stolen more than 15 months ago.

  • Arrests made in Henry puppy mill operation

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple is now facing 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.

    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • CO poisoning kills Welch at her home

    Carbon monoxide poisoning appears to have claimed the life of former Butler-Turpin Historic House manager Evelyn Welch.

    Welch, 57, was found dead at her home on Highland Avenue in Carrollton Sunday night by her son, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    Wilhoite said preliminary findings point to carbon monoxide as the cause of death. However, it will take up to eight weeks to receive toxicology report results.

  • Deputy Co. Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by a Carroll County Grand Jury for the alleged theft of money from the county clerk’s office.

    After nine hours of testimony and deliberation, the grand jury of eight men and four women presented their decision to Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates. The grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Mefford. They chose not to indict Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh or any other employee of the Carroll County Clerk’s office in the matter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County Deputy Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by the Grand Jury for allegedly stealing money from the County Clerk’s Office. County officials confirmed Mefford also was terminated from her position Monday night. The full story will be in tomorrow’s edition of The News-Democrat.

  • Student of the week: Cassidy Buchanan

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Social studies. I like to learn about history, and I like history.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Haun. She explains things when you don’t get it, and she’ll help you out.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Who Harnessed the Horse?’ It’s a fiction book about a boy back in Wooly Mammoth time who finds a wild horse and decides to ride it.”

  • Applied technology degree offers many opportunities

    Jefferson Community and Technical College has always been in the business of educating local students and helping them achieve their educational and career goals.  In today’s tough economy having the skills to compete in the job market is more important than ever. 

    JCTC’s applied process technology degree is just one example of how JCTC can provide those skills and elevate our local workforce to meet the demands of the high skill, high wage job market.

  • Applying early to college pays off for CCHS seniors

    Before she had even started her senior year of high school, Danielle Wheeler was focused on her freshman year of college. Wheeler visited eight colleges this past summer, narrowed the list to four or five, and pared it down even more after a second visit.   In August, Wheeler applied to Berea College and Morehead State University. Accepted to both schools, Wheeler is among 25 other Carroll County High School seniors so far who have already gotten in to college.

  • Letters to Santa

    Head Start
    Ms. Hunt

    Dear Santa,

    I will give you some milk and cookies.

    I want a 4 wheeler and a basketball hoop and a bicycle and a motorcycle and an elephant and a little truck that rolls around and I want a horse.

    Love, Hapley

    Dear Santa,

    I want a Go-Go and a puppy. I want a toy dog that’s named Cinderella with a dress and some toy heels. I want a pink princess dress and a toy duck. I will give you some milk and cookies.

    Love,  Cali

    Dear Santa,