Today's News

  • New book strives to curb U.S. gun violence

    While working toward a doctorate in health policy at Johns Hopkins University, Carrollton native Daniel W. Webster watched the homicide rate in the Baltimore, Md., where the school is located, skyrocket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    “During that time period, there was a real epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore,” Webster said in a phone interview last week. In 1993, the number of homicides rose to a staggering 353 cases in that city. “The issue seemed so important that it needed more research and analysis.”

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Carroll County Schools Menu | Week of Feb. 20, 2013

     Wednesday, Feb. 20: spaghetti with meat sauce, Nantucket blend, steamed broccoli, banana, sliced peaches and milk; breakfast: pancakes in a bag.

    Thursday, Feb. 21: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, apple, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast:  sausage egg biscuit.

    Friday, Feb. 22: sloppy Joe on bun, pimento cheese sandwich, French fries, kale, orange, baked pears and milk; breakfast: donuts.

  • Tiger Cubs visit The News-Democrat

    Tiger Cub Pack 418 visited The News-Democrat on Feb. 12 to learn more about the newspaper business. The boys learned how to conduct interviews. They came up with a list of questions, paired up and interviewed each other. They also took each others’ pictures. Here are the results of their hard work.

  • Student of the week: Kirsten “Kenzie” Nelson

     What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is math. I love math because I get to learn about adding and subtracting.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is history. I love to learn about the world’s history.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “I’m reading ‘Ghost Girl’ right now.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Five local students make UK 2012 fall Dean’s List

     Five students from Carroll County were among 5,870 named to the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. 

  • County schools participate in P20 Learning Lab project

     Representatives from the Carroll County School District attended a Feb. 8 news conference in Frankfort where -University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced that the National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the UK College of Education. 

    The center has funding from two of the country’s leading foundations — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

  • Cost Share program accepting applications

    The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner year-round. As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • 155 fourth- and fifth-graders advance to county’s speech, demonstration competition

    What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.

    You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well. 

    I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper. 

  • Angus Association registers Luckhardt Farm cow in report

    Luckhardt Farm in Ghent, Ky., has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having one registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.