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  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 14, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Sleep is important for success at school and work

    As our children return to school, this is a good time to discuss the importance of getting enough sleep.

    One of the most critical needs in helping youth and adults too, succeed in school, work, and just daily living is to get enough sleep. Although it may seem normal to some people when they do not get a full night of rest every night, over time, the lack of sleep can be harmful to their health. 

  • Use the right strategy to control yellow jackets, hornets

    European hornets, bald-faced hornets, and yellow jackets are intimidating creatures, and spend the summer searching plants for insects to capture and carry back to the nest as food for developing larvae.

    How-ever, most are not outwardly aggressive, and tend to stay within a few hundred feet of their nests. Aggressiveness can change quickly.  Movements toward the nest may provoke an aggressive defense.

  • Safety first: Rescue must obey traffic laws

    Carroll County Rescue Squad officers and members will no longer be allowed to put a flashing light on a personal vehicle, use a siren or speed to the scene of an accident.

    A new policy adopted by Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday requires all rescue squad members and officers to “obey all traffic signals, signs and laws.”

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the policy is needed after several recent accidents involving rescue personnel who were responding to calls.

  • Cellular Connection offers scholarships

    Children ages 13 and younger in Carrollton have the opportunity to receive college scholarships by simply doing one of their favorite activities: coloring. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announced today that its “Color for College” program will donate $1,500 college scholarships to students nationwide at nearly 300 of its stores.

  • Witte promoted

    Mississippi Lime Company has announced that  Randy Witte has joined the Huron, Ohio lime plant as the Operations Manager.  

  • School Menu | Aug. 14, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools. Changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 14, Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: hard or soft taco, lettuce/tomato/cheese/salsa, refried beans, Spanish rice, grapes or fruit cocktail.

     Friday, Aug. 15, Breakfast: cinnamon rolls; lunch: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange or applesauce.

  • Frustrations build over the political gridlock in nation

    Frankfort State Journal

    When we look at the political gridlock in our nation’s capital — and to an extent in our own capital — as citizens and taxpayers we’re reminded of the story told by the late Southern comedian Jerry Clower (1926-98). It went something like this:

    While walking in the woods, two men encountered a wildcat on the trail. One of the men began to run and found a tree to climb. The wildcat gave chase and went right on up after him.

  • Transportation proves a key to the economy in Kentucky

    Over the last several weeks, there has been renewed discussion about two of Kentucky’s oldest forms of transportation: rivers and railroads.

    Late last month, the General Assembly’s Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation dedicated part of its monthly meeting to learn more about the central role Kentucky plays when it comes to barge traffic.

  • TCHS class of 1974 reunion

    Reunion plans for the 1974 Class of Trimble County High School are being finalized.

    Letters have been mailed to class members with details.

    The reunion will be held Oct. 11 at Shaker Village and organizers are expecting a wonderful event.

    Class members, please complete the surveys and postcards and return  them as instructed.