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Today's News

  • Sensible snacking is easy during the busy holidays

    The holiday season is now here, which means good food and festivities. Most of us get busy around the holidays, shopping for gifts, planning parties and visiting family and friends.

    Having a nutritious snack during these busy times helps keep our bodies fueled, supplies essential vitamins and minerals, and prevents us from overeating during main meals.

    Many people think of snacking as an unhealthy habit because when they think of snack food, they think of a candy bar, cookies or a bag of chips.

  • Contractor hired for river walk

    Carrollton City Council awarded the contract for the river walk project to Walter Martin Excavating Inc., of Lexington, Ky. The company bid $184,090 on the base bid for the 10-foot-wide sidewalk that will run from Fifth Street to the Point Park parking lot.

    The city also received base bids from four other companies: Adleta Construction, Knight Construction, Sedam Contracting Corporation and Straight Edge Construction.

  • Breaking the streak: Panthers win playoff game

    It’s been a long 10 years, but the Carroll County High School football team has finally put an end to the playoff drought. The Panthers defeated Newport High School, 29-21, Friday, Nov. 8, in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. It was the school’s first playoff win since Nov. 8, 2003 when the Panthers defeated Bethlehem, 34-31, in overtime.

  • Relevant Church to host commodity distribution

    Commodity distributions set for next week in Carroll County will be held at new locations now that Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission ended its management food distribution.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting that the county had to “scramble” to find a good place to do the food distribution programs that serve local families and senior citizens.

  • Berry visits English, talks about the ‘Good Ole Days’

    Award winning author, poet and activist Wendell Berry shared stories he penned in one of his collections during a visit to the Historic English School Nov. 9.

    Berry, a native of Henry County, is a well-known author who has written more than 50 books in his lifetime.

    “The idea at first was, I would tell some stories,” Berry told the audience, but he doesn’t “like to wing it,” so instead he read from his collection of short stories titled, “That Distant Land.”

  • Runnin’ with the best

    Carroll County High School cross country runners freshman Haley Dermon and senior Sierra Martinez competed in the Class A State Meet Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Dermon finished in 83rd place with a time of 23:07.93, two minutes faster than when the team ran there earlier in the season. Martinez finished in 152nd place with a time of 26:01.83.

    The Lady Panthers qualified for State by their performances in the Class A Regional. Dermon made the All-Region team and finished in 8th place, while Martinez finished in 21st place.

  • Carroll County District Court | Nov. 14, 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.

    CORRECTION:
    Marriage Licenses

    Felicia Marie Riley, 23, to William Wayne Humphrey, 33, Gallatin Steel, both of Carrollton.

  • Dark reality: Northern Kentucky heroin plan will need millions

    By Terry DeMio

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A solution to Northern Kentucky’s heroin epidemic won’t come cheap, a new study warns.

    It will, in fact, cost at least $16 million over four years just to reduce and stabilize heroin usage, a report from the Leadership Team of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact and Response Workgroup states.

    But the cost of doing nothing could be higher.

  • Tips help families prepare home for winter weather

    It is time to start thinking about the colder months ahead. Among of all the things you usually do during the fall, here are a few extra items that you may want to add to your to-do list.

    Winterize your home

    • Clean out gutters and repair any roof leaks.

    • If you have water pipes that run alongside exterior walls, make sure they are insulated so your pipes do not freeze when the weather turns colder.

  • Tots tackle learning

     

    Carroll County Panther Tots hosted an event Nov. 7, in the high school parking lot and encouraged the children to dress as their favorite super heroes. Children enjoyed a variety of learning activities, including on the STEM bus, and the Carrollton Police Department and Carrollton Fire Department also were on hand.