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Today's News

  • Officials seek answers after Hwy. 355 bridge damaged

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    The bridge across Severn Creek on Hwy. 355 in Gratz is closed until further notice, and local officials are seeking answers after the bridge received significant damages last week.

    The bridge was initially restricted to 6,000 pounds, or the weight of an average car, Saturday morning after Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis received notice of the damage.

  • Nucor donates $15,000 to Ohio Valley Charities
  • Rotary donates $1,500 to Polio Plus
  • Report shows challenges facing law enforcement

    To get a better understanding of what our law enforcement officers do every day, all one has to do is flip through two comprehensive reports that the Kentucky State Police compile annually on serious crimes and traffic accidents.

  • Shopping local has a huge impact

    By MICHAEL CALDWELL

    The Jessamine Journal

    By now most people are making that list and checking it twice, channeling their inner Santa Claus.

    Many people can tell you exactly how many shopping days remain until Christmas. Others, like myself, have lots of people to buy for still.

    Hopefully everyone will try to match up that shopping list with local stores that can meet those needs.

    Shopping local is critical to our community as small businesses are the lifeblood that truly keep us strong.

  • Dance team hosts clinic Dec. 6-8

    Come dance with the Carroll County High School Dance team. They will be hosting a three-day dance clinic, Dec. 6-8, and the campers will perform at halftime of the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ basketball game on Dec. 8.

    Carroll County dance team coach Jennifer Crowell said the students would learn a performance dance, popular line dances and receive a t-shirt. The camp is open to students from 6-12 years of age.

  • Adult co-ed, youth volleyball leagues

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will host an adult co-ed and a youth volleyball league.

    Youth players must be in kindergarten through sixth-grade. Adults must be 18 years or older. Shirts/uniform is included.

    The cost is $30 for both adult and youth. Sibling discounts are available.

    The registration deadline is Dec. 23. Register online at: www.carrollcountyparksandrecreation.org

  • Black and Gold
  • Public Records | Nov. 23, 2017

    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, Nov. 15-16, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Public Records | Nov. 23, 2017

    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, Nov. 15-16, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL