Local News

  • Community hosts Bible marathon Jan. 1-4

    Carroll County will be participating in the KY 120 United Bible Reading Marathon Jan. 1-4, sponsored by the Kentucky Prayer Focus.

    Volunteers from local churches and organizations will participate by starting to read Genesis, the first book of the Bible, at midnight Jan. 1, and read publicly and continuously in 15 minute segments until the last chapter of Revelation, finishing at 6 p.m. Jan. 4. The event will be held in a tent at the downtown courthouse lawn.

  • Year in Review 2016

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2016.


    The lawsuit between the City of Prestonville and Can Do Construction Co. ended on Dec. 21, when Circuit Court Judge Leslie Knight entered a judgment against the contractor in favor of the city totaling $60,000.

    Carroll County Lady Panthers senior Miranda Groseclose joined the 1,000 point club against Henry County Jan. 5.

  • Carroll County High School will offer trap-shooting club

    Carroll County will be joining at least seven other Kentucky high schools fielding trap-shooting clubs this spring.

    It all began when sophomore Kinley Huesman, a member of the Carroll County Top Shots 4-H shooting sports team, attended the Kentucky 4-H state leaders’ forum last February where she learned of the Kentucky High School Target League. The league is part of the United States High School Clay Target League.

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  • Tomlinson re-appointed chairman of NKADD

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson was re-appointed chairman of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board of Directors at a business meeting in October. This is his second appointment to the position.

  • City of Ghent to install new culvert on Davis Street to help with runoff

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Dec. 12, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn opened the sealed bids for the culvert work scheduled for Davis Street.

    The city received two bids, one from Lykins Construction for $2,030, and one from Tim Stone Lawn Care for $3,850.

    Lewellyn said the company chosen to complete the work would “clean the ditch out, put a culvert in, and cover it back over.”

    After some discussion of the project, Commissioner Larry Hearn told the board, “I make a motion to go with Lykins.”

  • Kids Count again shows Carroll 111th out of 120

    The 2016 Kentucky Kids Count county data book gave Carroll County the same rank it held last year, 111th out of the 120 Kentucky counties on child well being based on 16 indicators that make up the Kids Count index.

    All of the counties below Carroll are from eastern Kentucky. Carroll’s neighboring Gallatin County was ranked 101st last year and rose to 72nd place in this year’s ranking. Henry County ranked 61st, Owen County was 43rd and Trimble County was 42nd.

  • Tis the Season, Winn students learn giving

    A playground conversation between Olivia King and Kaidyn Hatton led to a service project for the students at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    King wanted to do something for Christmas and Hatton wanted to do something for the hospital or nursing home so the two members of the Winn Leadership Club came up with Tis the Season to Stuff the Sleigh.

    They challenged their fellow students to bring in items to fill the sleigh. First graders were asked to bring in word search books, first graders brought in playing cards and the second graders brought in craft items.

  • Weather-related wrecks result in fatality, injuries

    Freezing rain reeked havoc on Carroll County roadways Friday night into the early morning hours Saturday, as wrecks occurred on most of the major thoroughfares in the county, including shutting down I-71 northbound in two locations. An Ohio woman died in a wreck at the 61 mile marker, while two people were seriously injured–one at the I-71 39 mile marker and one at Hwy. 36 West and Zetta Granger Road.