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Today's News

  • Rand provides history behind Labor Day holiday

    Labor Day is a day off for many workers. But what is Labor Day, and what does it really mean for America’s workforce?

    Certainly, the American worker has come a long way and we can be thankful that we have traveled the distance. We have the right to a safe environment and compensation when we are injured. We are entitled to fair and equal hiring and management practices. And we are entitled to a minimum wage.

  • Saving Kentucky’s retirement systems

    By Gov. Matt Bevin,

    Senate President Robert Stivers,

    and House Speaker Jeff Hoover

    Kentucky’s pension systems are in critical condition. While certain state retirement plans are arguably in “better shape” than others are, every system is severely underfunded and rapidly spiraling downward towards a single outcome: no more money to pay Kentucky’s retirees.

  • Lady Panthers soccer picks up first win

    Carroll County High School girls soccer defeated Covington Latin, 3-0, on the road Aug. 23.

    “I’m very proud of the girls. They played hard,” head coach Josh Noble said.

    Kaycee Polley, Cloie Poe and Clara Tuttle scored for Carroll.

  • Church News | Aug. 31, 2017

    Hymn Sing Sept. 7

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Milton Baptist Church, 100765 Hwy 421 N. in Milton, Ky.

  • Reclaimed, restored, better than new

    Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Winter Garden, a town not too far from Orlando.

    We went to the historic downtown district with its trendy businesses housed in restored storefronts from as far back as the early 1900s.

    A restaurant we went in was originally Cappleman Brothers Grocery Store, built in 1912.

    As my husband read the menu, I read about the history of the building -- the original brick, the gothic stained glass panels in the front window that came from an old Presbyterian church.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 31, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Boys golf wins All ‘A,’ advance to state; Hamilton qualifies for girls

    Carroll County is heading to the state All ‘A’ tournament, as the Panthers won first place in the 8th Region match Aug. 24, at Fairway Golf Course and Lady Panther senior Ciara Hamilton qualified for state as an individual. The Lady Panthers finished in second place. The state tournament is Sept. 9, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset, Ky.

  • Public Records | Aug. 24, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 16-17, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Attention cattle producers: Timely tips for your cow herd

    Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor for the University of Kentucky offers cattle producers his “Timely tips” for the cow herd:

    Spring-calving cow herd

  • Grandparents raising grandchildren becoming more prevalent

    In the state of Kentucky, approximately 90,000 children under the age of 18 live with grandparents. (According to the 2015 census) Some grandparents have full custody, while others serve as parents on a less restricted basis.

    About 60 percent of grandparent caregivers are grandmothers and 40 percent are grandfathers. More than 75 percent are between 45 and 64 years old and are still in the workforce.