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Today's News

  • Couple looks to retirement after ‘cleaning’ for 30 years

    River Town Dry Cleaning, Carroll County’s one and only dry cleaning business, will soon close after 30 years of operation.

    Dan and Rose Russell, the proprietors of the business, will miss the friendly relationships they have shared with their customers over the years.

    The business, which has been open since Dec. 27, 1982, has been in the same location in the Park Lane Shopping Center on Highland Avenue for the past 30 years. They will remain in business until Dec. 31, when the couple will retire to their farm in Campbellsburg.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 19, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12-13, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Showing off our talents

    Kathryn Winn and Cartmell recently held winter arts showcases, featuring singing, dancing and other talents. Many more photos will be in the January Carroll County Kids.

  • County Clerk, Sheriff can’t give workers bigger raises

    The county clerk’s and sheriff’s pleas for pay increases beyond the 3 percent raises set for county employees next year went unanswered at the Friday, Dec. 14, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Instead, the two elected officials were told a committee will be formed next month to review salaries and look at the pay concerns raised by County Clerk Alice Marsh and Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Fiscal court voted on each of their budgets and voted to trim spending on salaries to cover the across the board 3 percent raises it plans to give all county workers.

  • How safe are our schools?

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Advent celebrates the coming of the Lord Jesus

    The New Year in Christian circles begins four weeks before Christmas. We call this season of preparation Advent, which simply means “coming.”

    On each of the four Sundays of Advent, we light one of the four candles on the Advent wreath. It is a symbol of looking forward to the coming of Jesus. As the light on the wreath grows, so does our joy and anticipation for the feast of Christmas.

  • 12 staff favorites for 12-12-12

    9th Street Easy Holiday Brie
    
By Deborah Garrett

  • This week in Carroll County

    Wednesday, Dec. 12

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

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

  • 12 books to read for Christmas

    Carroll County Public Library - No children’s programming after Dec. 14. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information.  

    Thursday, Dec. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Dec. 12: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 13: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 14: Christmas party, (dirty Santa game), 10 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 17: Movie day, “The Grinch” 9:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.