Local News

  • Budget to include pay raise, sheriff’s office fund

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2017-18 budget at is regular meeting, May 23.

    The budget of $11,302,537 is down $461,569 from last year when it totaled $11,764,106.

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    U.S. Army veteran Clay Cable was the featured speaker of the “Honoring our heroes” event. He opened his speech by explaining that the definition of a hero is a common man doing uncommon things. This can be out of fear, out of love or because he or she was ordered to do so. Firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and other first responders are every day heroes.

  • Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan submits resignation

    Carroll County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Hogan at a special board meeting Monday, June 5. The resignation is effective June 30. The search for an interim superintendent has begun.

    Hogan has taken a position with the Boone County Schools system. This story will be updated in Thursday's edition of The News-Democrat.

  • Winn update; Head Start earns 5-star rating

    JRA Architects and Weir Construction made a presentation on the proposed roof replacement, HVAC update and classroom expansion at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    A state BG-1 document was approved by the Department of Education the week of May 15, for the project. JRA received the Department of Education’s approval of the architect agreement on May 25.

    They will be presenting the agreement for board approval at the next meeting.


  • Police investigate armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday, May 28, in Ghent.

    At approximately 10:30 p.m., Carroll County Dispatch notified KSP of a robbery at the Cowboys convenience store in Ghent, according to a news release. Troopers and detectives responded to the scene where it was determined that a white male wearing a red ski mask and gloves entered the store and brandished a weapon.  The clerk gave the perpetrator more than $300 in cash from the register. The suspect fled from the scene on foot.

  • Kentucky Kruizers moves car shows, seeks new members

    Kentucky Kruizers, Carroll County’s car club since 1993, has moved its monthly cruise-ins to Hometown Pizza. The car shows are held from 4-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month from April through October. The shows are free to attend and to enter your vehicle. The club gives away door prizes and features music from the 1950s-1970s. No alcohol is allowed at the cruise-ins.

    “Good clean entertainment, [which is] hard to find anymore,” President Brent Stucker said is what the club strives to offer.

  • Richmond has worked toward valedictorian goal since CCMS

    Becoming valedictorian is not just showing up for class, nor is it not deciding to buckle down during senior year to try for good grades.

    The valedictorian for Carroll County High School’s class of 2017 Jenna Richmond said she began thinking about being valedictorian when she was in middle school when she attended a function at the high school with her older brother Jae.

    “This has been a goal through all of high school,” Richmond said. “It has been a battle between me, Jenah Roberts and Taylor Courtney all four years.”

  • General Butler mini golf course receives a makeover

    The miniature golf course at General Butler State Resort Park has a different look thanks to the efforts of students at the iLead Academy and Carroll County Area Technology Center.

    iLead Academy director Larisa McKinney said the idea of renovating the miniature golf course came out of a meeting she attended sometime in the fall of 2015.

    Friends of Butler developed the project as part of its efforts to improve the facilities.

  • Arts Board, Legion to honor local heroes Sunday, June 4

    Carroll County Arts Board and American Legion Post 41 invite everyone to join them in recognizing Carroll County’s active and retired military and first responders. “Honoring Our Heroes,” a new community event, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the courthouse square.

  • Nucor Steel expanding; will create 75 new jobs

    Nucor Corporation announced May 25, that it is investing an estimated $176 million to build a hot band galvanizing and pickling line at its sheet mill in Ghent. The new galvanizing line will expand Nucor Steel Gallatin’s product capabilities and have an annual capacity of 500,000 tons.