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  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 10, 2015

    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.

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  • Audit finds Co. Clerk did not pay delinquent taxes in July

    The lack of segregation of duties over disbursements and reconciliations allowed a major error to occur, according to the audit of Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh’s 2014 financial statement, according to a news release by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

    During the 2014 fiscal year, the County Clerk did not prepare delinquent tax checks for the state for July 2014 and was overpaying the county in advertising fees each month.

  • Audit finds Co. Clerk did not pay delinquent taxes in July

    The lack of segregation of duties over disbursements and reconciliations allowed a major error to occur, according to the audit of Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh’s 2014 financial statement, according to a news release by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

    During the 2014 fiscal year, the County Clerk did not prepare delinquent tax checks for the state for July 2014 and was overpaying the county in advertising fees each month.

  • Sheriff overdrew fee account 13 times in 2014, according to audit

    Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office found the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office had overdrawn the fee account 13 times in the 2014 calendar year, according to a recent financial statement audit.

    Twelve of the noted expenses were for payroll expenses. The other expense noted was for vehicle maintenance, which could have possibly been made during other times of the year when more funds were available, according to the audit.

  • Visions of Sugar Plums contest
  • Don't let Christmas challenges take over

    Kentucky New Era

    In its truest form, Christmas time is gracious. We make more time for family. We take stock of what we’ve gained and lost during the year. We count our blessings and seek connection to people who matter the most in our lives. We tell people we are grateful, and we tell them why. We say, “I love you” more. We share gifts, food and money with strangers.

    All of these experiences happen because religious rituals and secular traditions combine to bring out a lot of kindness in people.

  • Poor free throw shooting hinders Carroll’s comeback attempt at TC

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Trimble County High School celebrated the school’s 42-year girls basketball legacy Friday while hosting border rival Carroll County in the Lady Raiders’ home opener of the 2015-16 basketball season. Poor free throw shooting plagued the Lady Panthers who, competing in their first contest of the young season, were defeated 66-39.

  • Tobacco settlement monies beneficial to agriculture

    About 16 years ago, as most states were deciding how best to spend their portion of a landmark settlement reached with the major tobacco companies, Kentucky took an innovative approach that is continuing to pay substantial dividends.

    Under that agreement, half of the annual payments are set aside for agriculture and the other half is split equally between early childhood development and healthcare programs.

  • Church News | Dec. 10, 2015

    Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Dec. 11
    The Hispanic celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be at St. John’s Catholic Church, 505 Fifth Street in Carrollton Friday, Dec. 11, a procession will start at 7 p.m. at the church to Polk Street, to Sixth Street, to Clay Street, back to Fifth Street; mass at 8 p.m.; dinner at 9 p.m. with music ending at 1 a.m.

    Volunteers needed Dec. 17 and 19 to deliver food baskets

  • Nutcracker Tea offers youth opportunity to dress up

    My mother and I recently went to see the musical rendition of “Dirty Dancing,” and the costuming was amazing. There is a scene where Baby’s sister is getting dressed and she puts on not one, not two, but three crinolines. After the play was over, I asked mom how accurate the costuming was and she confirmed that multiple crinolines, gloves and hats were a way of life.