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Today's News

  • 4-H, Open Class Fair exhibits
  • Detention Center wants to increase starting salary

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is considering raising the starting salary for Carroll County Detention Center employees.

    Jailer Mike Humphrey presented a proposal to the Fiscal Court meeting June 30. The topic was tabled, but will be discussed again at the next meeting July 11.

    The current starting salary a person with no previous experience is $8, Humphrey said. However, someone can start at up to $10 depending on their past experience and credentials.

  • Livingood named Carroll’s superintendent for interim year

    The Carroll County Board of Education named retired Grant County Schools superintendent Ron Livingood as interim superintendent at the June 29, meeting. He was the superintendent from April 2011-Dec. 31, 2016.

    The board approved a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. Livingood will work 220 days for the district and will begin his duties July 12.

    Studer Education

    Nannette Johnston from Studer Education provided “a where are we and what has been done” update to the Carroll County Board of Education.

  • Results are in on students’ thoughts on alcohol, drugs

    Carroll County student data from a Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey shows they are close to state and national trends related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.

    The KIP survey asked students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 a total of 62 questions about violence-related behaviors; about how the students have felt in the past 30 days; alcohol and tobacco use; illicit drugs and prescription drugs; about the neighborhood and community where the student lives; values and beliefs; and gambling.

  • We are one nation, under God

    More than 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception, but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

  • Andrew Tate, U-9 Delta/Realtrac tops Regatta field

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Andrew Tate may not have been the first second-generation racer to compete in the Indiana Governor’s Cup race for Unlimited hydroplanes but Sunday he accomplished what no other father and son team has done in the history of the event. His name, like that of his father Mark Tate, will be etched on the perpetual Indiana Governor’s Cup trophy as a champion. Mark was the back-to-back regatta winner in 1995 and 1996.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 6, 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

  • University of Kentucky Dean's List, Spring 2017

    The University of Kentucky has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.

    The following students from Carroll County were named to the list: Sarah Elizabeth Drysdale, sophomore, family sciences; Ethan Christopher Howell, junior, mechanical engineering; Makena B. Kindoll, senior, management; Arial Rebecca-Marie McBurney, freshman, pre-marketing; Kelsey B. Ogden, senior, accounting; and Elliann Elizabeth Yocum, freshman, human health sciences.

    To view the complete list, visit http://www.uky.edu/PR/News/DeansList.

  • Watts represents Carroll on statewide level

    Carroll County 4-H Youth are true leaders.

    In an earlier edition of The News-Democrat I had written about Kinley Huesman’s and Andrea Searcy’s accomplishments by being selected to be on state councils. Kinley has been appointed to be a Shooting Sports Ambassador for State 4-H and Andrea has been selected to be on the State 4-H Council.

  • Workshop upcoming on food preservation

    Few things taste better than fresh-picked produce. Carroll County residents can savor the flavor of summer’s bounty throughout the year and save money on groceries by preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to properly preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state.