Local News

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  • State police investigating death of six-week-old child

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a six-week-old child in Carrollton.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 responded at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, to a call of an unresponsive infant at a residence on Thyme Avenue in Carrollton, police said in a news release. Troopers along with Carroll County EMS, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Coroner’s office, and Carroll County Social Services responded to the scene.

  • Juniors repeat as Powderbuff champions
  • 2016 Carroll County basketball homecoming court
  • Community Theatre - New Year’s Eve at the Bad Habit Club

    “New Year’s Eve at the Bad Habit Club” featured a host of local actors. The short play was a part of the New Year’s Eve celebration at General Butler State Resort Park, sponsored by Friends of Butler and the park. The play was directed by Deborah Garrett and Mary Louden. Greg Beck was the technical director. The night also featured a buffet dinner and concert by The Rigby’s, a Beatles tribute band.

  • Prestonville awarded a settlement from CanDo

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

    During November’s meeting, the city commission authorized City Attorney Corey Gamm to settle with Can Do.  Gamm updated the board during its December meeting, telling the board the settlement had been signed by the judge in favor of the city.

  • A look back at the year 2015

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2015.


  • Carroll still ranks near bottom in Kids Count study

    The 2015 Kentucky Kids Count county data book was not kind, ranking Carroll County 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 is joined by neighboring Gallatin County (101st) as those falling at 100 or lower on the list, with all the rest in the coalfields.

  • Need help quitting?

    If 2016 is the year you are determined to stop smoking, you can find help right here in Carroll County.

    The Hope Health Clinic, a non-profit primary care medical office located on the campus of Baptist Health LaGrange, is offering a free smoking cessation class in Carroll County, beginning Monday, Jan. 25, at the Carroll County Health Center, part of the Three Rivers District Health Department. The 45-minute class will be held at noon every Monday for 13 weeks.

  • Fire claims life of Owen County man


    Landmark News Service

    A trailer fire that broke out some time before noon Monday claimed the life of a 61-year-old man.

    Charles Seniours was home alone at 7745 Hwy. 127 North, likely sitting in a chair near the front end of the house, where those that knew him said he spent much of his time.

    Passersby told firefighters, who arrived on scene at 12:11 p.m., that’s where the fire began.