Local News

  • It’s in her blood: Prince follows in parents’ footsteps, climbing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ranks

    Cartmell Elementary fifth-grader Brooklyn Prince is not your normal 10-year-old. First, she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was two years old. She has been wearing an insulin pump since she was three. But she hasn’t let that slow her down. She also is recognized nationally as an up-and-coming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor with plans to compete in the national tournament in November.

  • Radio upgrade almost finished in CCo. dispatch

    The Carroll County E-911 Advisory Committee learned Friday, Feb. 2, that upgrades to the dispatch center are moving ahead.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell told the panel members that the last of the parts are in for the two dispatch console radio systems and the radios are being built.

    The advisory committee received a $131,087 Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring Homeland Security grant to purchase two radio dispatch console systems, including a radio communication IP network switch and 19 radios to bring the center to P25 compliance.

  • New rule puts grade restructuring, Head Start expansion on hold


    Carroll County Schools

    A Jan. 19 email from the Office of Head Start has put a hold on the Carroll County School District’s investigation into grade restructuring.

  • Two students apprehended after threats to high school

    Two Carroll County High School students were taken into custody at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 25, for making a threatening remark on social media, according to a news release.

    Other CCHS students reported the remark to school administrators, who notified law enforcement, including the Carroll County School District’s school resource officer, Tim Gividen.

  • Coopers Restaurant goes non-smoking March 1

    In an effort to create a healthier eating environment, another local restaurant will become non-smoking.

    Cooper’s Restaurant announced on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 30, that as of March 1, it will be a non-smoking restaurant.

    “This has been a tough decision, but we are hoping to build on our motto that we are a Family Buisness [sic],” the Facebook post stated.

  • Election 2018: Almost all races contested in May primary

    Election 2018 will certainly be an interesting one, as multiple candidates filed for county judge-executive, sheriff and all three magisterial districts. The deadline to file was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, for county offices. Candidates interested in filing for city council or mayor have until Aug. 14, to file because it is a non-partisan race and will not appear on the May Primary ballot.

  • BOE approves plans for Winn improvements

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved Jan. 25, the BG-3 for the improvements to Kathryn Winn Primary. The project will replace the HVAC throughout the building, windows and the roof. Ventilation for the roof also will be improved. The plans include alternates for upgrades to the systems.

    The board also approved the construction plans and specifications to be submitted to the Department of Education.

    Winn will be open during construction, and the project will take two summers to complete. The project is set to begin in April.

  • Legislative town hall meeting Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • News-Democrat wins top award for advertising

    The News-Democrat captured the top award for advertising Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual Advertising Excellence banquet in Lexington, Ky.

    Sales Consultant Deborah Garrett and Graphic Designer Darrel Taylor, along with the newspaper staff, captured a total of 27 awards and two honorable mentions in the Weekly Class 1, which is newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less.

  • Kindness is King