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  • May is Older Americans Month

    Every May, the Administration for Aging leads the nation in the observance of Older Americans Month. This year the theme is Engage at Every Age. This theme emphasizes that one is never too old to take part in enriching activities that promote emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Furthermore, it also celebrates the many ways that older adults can take part in making a difference in their communities.

  • Recanvas in District 2 after one vote separates candidates

    The District 2 magistrate’s Democratic primary vote Tuesday came down to one vote with incumbent Kerry Graham the apparent winner over challenger Clay Cable.

    The unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday night show Graham with 361 to Cable’s 360.

    Cable said in a Wednesday morning interview that he intended to formally request a recanvas of the vote later in the day, saying “it is only fair” with such a close result. He said if it had been a 10- or 15-vote margin, he would not bother.

  • Community Calendar | May 24, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, May 26

    Backyard Concert Series season opener, featuring Tim Talbert Project.Concerts are held behind the Butler-Tuprin House at General Butler State Resort Park. Call (502) 732-4384 for more information.

    Sunday, May 27

    Ceremony honoring Carroll County High School seniors who will be joining the military. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park after arriving by fire engine.

    Monday, May 28

  • 2018 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees
  • U.S. Representative candidates participate in forum

    Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the Candidates forum on May 3, at Williamstown High School. Below are the responses the Democratic candidates gave to questions. Republican incumbent Thomas Massie is running unopposed in the Primary Election.

    What do you see is the top two pressing issues in this race and how would you address them?

    Patti Piatt: That’s easy — healthcare and education. And we’ve got to fund healthcare. Kentucky has been a huge recipient of the ACA.

  • Meet the Democratic candidates running for Massie’s seat

    th B. Hall

    Members of immediate family (children): Mary Elizabeth and Dane

    Education: BBA from the University of Kentucky

    Present occupation: Director of Pharmacy Operations

    Previous work experience and/or political experience: I have been a national director for 1-800 Medicare that employed 2,700 people and had a $100 million budget. I also have served on the Oldham County Democratic Party and worked on several campaigns.

  • Obituaries | May 17, 2018

    Steven Douglas Bird

    MILTON, Ky. – Steven Douglas Bird, 61, of Milton died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at his home.

    Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind. with Pastor Troy Hedges officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Gayld Douglas Bird and his mother, Fay Nola Schafer Bird Hall Sullivan.

  • E-911 learns radio upgrades are complete, interference hurts signal strength

    The three radio terminal upgrades for Carroll County Dispatch are complete and functional. Dispatch Director Greg Beck said at the E-911 meeting May 11, the invoice has been submitted to city council and will be paid after the council meets May 15. He said they are trying to get the finished walkthrough scheduled with the state so reimbursement can be made back city council for the CMRS grant.

    Signal interference

  • Fiscal court OKs replacing sheriff’s office firearms

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office submitted a request to replace its firearms at the May 8, Fiscal Court meeting. Sheriff Philip Marshall said some of the firearms have misfired at the practice range and it would be in his officers’ best interest to upgrade their weapons.

  • UK junior Campbell joins News-Democrat staff for summer

    Be sure to keep an eye out for a new face in the mix covering news in Carroll County at The News-Democrat.

    Chase Campbell, a rising junior at the University of Kentucky, has accepted a position as an intern for the newspaper and will be spending the work days this summer in Carrollton.

    He said he hopes that with this internship, his journalism coursework at UK will come in handy and will progress his development as a journalist.