Local News

  • City focuses efforts on cleaning up Carrollton

    Over the past two years, the city of Carrollton has placed a greater emphasis on code enforcement, and they are beginning to see results.

    Since March, seven houses that Mayor Robb Adams described as “beyond repair”–including one that had previously been burned down–were demolished, and an out building is on the list to likely be torn down soon, he said.

    The city’s code enforcement board, which was already in place but on paper only, got up and running in 2015, and the city hired a second full-time code enforcement official.

  • Wet roads cause entrance ramp accident
  • Butler golf course closing; alternative use sought

    Kentucky State Parks announced Dec. 19, that it will solicit requests for three of its 9-hole golf courses, including General Butler State Resort Park.

    Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill and Kincaid Lake State Park near Falmouth. Kentucky State Parks is looking for a private concessionaire to operate these two courses.

  • 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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  • Enforcing the law
  • 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.”