Today's News

  • Kysoc fundraising effort echoes 1959 campaign

    The current effort to raise operating capital to reopen Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc is comparable to a similar campaign conducted by the Kentucky Society for Crippled Children to build the Easter Seals facility more than 50 years ago.

  • General Assembly faces bills on Medicaid, meth immigration

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Louisville Forum to discuss the 2011 Regular Session and what the General Assembly will likely address.

    I told the crowd that, in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I expect several issues to take up much of our time when legislators return to the Capitol on Feb. 1. That includes helping Medicaid overcome a reduced amount of federal funding; raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18; and doing whatever we can to lower the number of meth labs in the state, which topped 1,000 last year for the first time.

  • Jan. 24 workshop shows how to grow the perfect tomato

    Have you ever grown the perfect tomato? Have you come close to growing a perfect tomato?

    Next Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office there will be a workshop on growing the perfect tomato. Tim Coolong, Extension vegetable production specialist, will be presenting a program on growing the perfect tomato. When Tim and I were talking about the topic he said he didn’t think he had ever grown a perfect tomato but was sure he could talk about how to do it.

  • Park Trails group seeks funding for project’s next phase

    Carroll County will apply for a Land/Water Conservation Fund grant to help fund Phase II of the Park-to-Park Trails Project.

    Organizers envision connecting 18 miles of continuous recreational trails between Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. The first phase of the project is in the development stage with help from consultants Lose and Associates Inc., a landscaping architectural firm based in Nashville, Tenn. and Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • City acquires Owenton municipal natural gas system

    The city of Carrollton through Carrollton Utilities entered an asset purchase and franchise agreement to acquire the entire assets of the Owenton municipal natural gas system.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-01 and 2011-02 allowing Mayor Gene McMurry to sign the agreement and the bill of sale. Previously, Carrollton Utilities operated the gas system. As a result, it now both owns and operates it, according to Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne.

  • Healthy weight week is chance to begin making changes

    Jan. 16-22 is Healthy Weight Week promoting healthy lifestyles for kids and adults. This week is to encourage regular activity and eating right meant to help us develop healthy habits for our entire lifetime.

    What are some key points toward healthy lifetime habits? Just looking at common behaviors in our high speed society can answer this.

  • Carroll County District Court

    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.
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, and Thursday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Swearing in city officials
  • Fiscal Court briefs Jan. 11, 2011

    Traffic light wins state approval

  • Fire damages home in English

    Volunteer firefighters from several area fire departments responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Old Gigal Road near English Tuesday afternoon.

    The fire was in the two-story frame home of Buster and Frances Wyman, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The Wymans were not at home at the time of the fire, Kinman said.