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Today's News

  • Spring weather changes can lead to grass tetany in cattle

    In last week’s article, we focused on greening pastures with the warmer temperatures arriving. I also mentioned being aware of grass tetany, so this week, we are going to take a closer look at this condition.

    Grass tetany is a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood. It is also called spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.

  • Quiltville founder to address sewing expo at Butler Park

    More than 160 sewing enthusiasts will converge at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton Monday, April 14, through Wed-nesday, April 16.

    Nine years ago the Louisville and Northern Kentucky area Cooper-ative Exten-sion Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences wanted to give sewing enthusiasts in this region of the county exposure to renown national sewing professionals and a chance to increase their sewing knowledge through an array of expanded sewing classes.  The “It’s Sew Fine” sewing expo was the result.

  • State legislature approves $250,000 for regional career academy; Beshear to sign

    The Kentucky General Assembly included an appropriation of $250,000 in the 2014-2016 state budget that will be used as seed money for the establishment of a Regional Collaborative Career Academy. This academy is a joint effort between the school districts in Carroll, Owen, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties.

    The budget passed both houses of the legislature Monday night and awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.

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  • Tennis takes the court: Girls 2-1, Boys 2-0 so far

    Girls fall to W-V, win over Trimble

    The Lady Panthers tennis team ultimately lost and won their last two matches by forfeits. The girls lost to visiting Walton-Verona, 3-2, Thursday, March 27, after forfeiting in the No. 3 singles match and defeated Trimble the next day, 3-2, after the Raiders did the same.

    Head coach Juan Fernandez said Monday that he is disappointed in the way the girls are playing. They can play much better tennis, but no one can tell that right now on the court, he said.

  • 2013-2014 Basketball awards

    Carroll County High School basketball held its annual banquet March 26, in the cafeteria.

    The following awards were given to the girls basketball players:

    Best free throw percentage - Makena Kindoll

    Most blocks - Miranda Groseclose

    Most rebounds - Lauren Moore

    Best 3-point percentage - Makena Kindoll

    Most assists - Makena Kindoll

    Sixth Man award - Haley Dermon

    110 percent award - Chasity Burgin

    Coach’s award - Jenna Richmond

    Most steals - Kayla Williamson

  • Carroll County District Court | April 3, 2014

    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

  • Mother also arrested in 2-year-old son’s death, charged with criminal abuse

    A Ghent woman has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the death her 2-year-old son.

    Amanda Foster, 28, of Ghent, was arrested at her home April 1, by Kentucky State Police Detective Mickey Gonterman on charges of first degree criminal abuse and transfer of a controlled substance to a minor.

    Foster made the call to dispatchers Feb. 19, telling them her child, Bradley James Allen, 2, was discovered that morning dead in his bed. KSP said in a news release that Foster is the boy’s mother and dating the father.

  • House approves several measures

    If legislative sessions start like a marathon, they end like a 100-yard dash, as the House and Senate make a final push to turn their goals into law.

    Leading the agenda, of course, is the state’s two-year budget and highway plan.  Legislative leaders began meeting Wednesday to hammer out a compromise, and the good news is that there is some broad area of agreement.

  • Senate works to reduce debt created through proposed state budget

    In the final full week of legislative session, we continued to hash out state budget details with the House in conference committee after passing our versions of the budget bills.  conference committees include the executive, judicial and legislative budgets for the next two years, as well as the state’s road plan. There are many different opinions and philosophies on how to spend the money, raise revenue, and support the important public services for Kentucky.  The budget is the ultimate statement of priorities for the Common-wealth.