Local News

  • Deadline to run for office this fall Aug. 14


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Those who have not yet registered to vote may visit the county clerk’s office by Oct. 9 to do so. Prospective voters will need to bring their driver’s license to register. Election day this year is Nov. 6.

    National and state elections this year will include the race for United States President and Kentucky State House of Representatives.

  • Willhoite named CCHS Asst Principal


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Mark Willhoite is “coming home” to become the assistant principal of Carroll County High School.

    Willhoite has taught in the Carroll County School District, but most recently held the vice principal’s position at a Gallatin County school.

    A 1985 graduate of Carroll County High School, he received his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville, as well as his masters in education.

  • Property taxes remain same, rec signs to be posted soon

    Property taxes will remain the same for Carrollton city residents next year.

    This means the city will be missing out on approximately $13,476.31 in revenue that could have been gained by taking the 4 percent increase, which equals about 1 cent per $100 of property valuation, according to initial estimates from City Clerk/Treasurer Becky Pyles.

  • Support for Spinner

    The Kentucky Kruizers and Cooper’s Restaurant donated money to Carroll County Animal Support for Spinner, a blind and deaf Chihuahua puppy. He is being fostered by Leah and Savannah Hill. Savannah, 11, began raising money to take Spinner to a veterinary specialist in Louisville to determine if the puppy will ever regain his hearing and sight.

    Kruizers collected money for Spinner in a 50-50 raffle, and Cooper’s donated a percentage of their sales Saturday night to the cause, for a total of $331.

  • Arkema plant to be sold to PMC Group

    The French company that owns Carrollton’s Arkema plant is selling the operations here and at some other locations worldwide to PMC Group of Mount Laurel, N.J.

    Carrollton Plant Manager Annis Banks said they understand the change will appear more like a name change for the local operations. “Everything at Carrollton will stay the same,” she said.

    In a news release issued by Arkema, the company said it is divesting itself of all operations that have tin stabilizer businesses.

  • Meadows celebrate 50th anniversary

     Carole Griffin and Raymond Meadows exchanged vows on July 31, 1962. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Hardin.

    Mr. Meadows retired from Operating Engineers Local No. 181, and Mrs. Meadows retired from Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

    The couple have three daughters, Cheryl Buchanan, Tonya ( Allen) Rassman, Kelly (Don) O’Brien; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Marsh, McIntyre to wed Aug. 11

     Darrell and Alice Marsh of Carrollton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Marsh to Joshua Wayne McIntyre, of Carrollton, the son of Richard and Tami Carrico of Carrollton and Robert and Tammy McIntyre of Sanders, Ky.

  • Bust A Ride set for July 21 in Madison, Ind

  • On the ranch

     The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office took six boys to the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville, Ky. The boys will spent a week at the ranch enjoying a variety of activities. Pictured above are campers Brendan Webster, Jacob McCulley, Kalep Marksberry, Jessie Burgin, J.R. Barnes and James Riley. Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rose, back row, center, along with Paul Nation transported the children to the camp.

  • Event to honor veterans, focus on PTSD and TBI issues from conflicts

     On Thursday, August 9, from 5-7 p.m. the community is invited to attend the seventh annual Veterans Recognition Event. 

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event at the John Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County.