Local News

  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace. 

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 26, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

  • Carrollton man arrested on robbery charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a robber who broke into Glauber’s Sporting Goods and robbed a person at Suds and Duds Laundry Mat.

    Kyle Pariscoff, 22, of Carrollton, was arrested May 17, for second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Reliving the ‘Glory Days’

    Football alums from Carroll County High School and Owen County High School put their helmets and pads back on for an alumni football game May 14, at Panther Field, hosted by Alumni Football USA. Tied at 6 with 1:06 to go in the game, Owen quarterback Tim Creech connected with wide receiver Brady Young for a 90-yard touchdown to win the game, 12-6. 

  • New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases

    Correction - Based on incorrect information given at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting May 9, information in the May 12, article “New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases” was incorrect. 

  • Property, business owners work to revive downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program and about 30 invested local citizens took the first step May 12, to rejuvenating downtown Carrollton. The group, made up of mostly downtown business and property owners, met at the downtown courthouse and conducted a SWOT analysis on downtown, identifying its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    The purpose of the meeting was to figure out where downtown Carrollton is and what direction it is going in, Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.

  • Blazing the trail: Popp reroutes General Butler park trail for Eagle Scout Project

    Eric Popp recently joined the esteemed list of Carroll County Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

    For his Eagle Scout project, Popp rerouted part of the Boy Scout trail at General Butler State Resort Park.

    “The trail was a little steep coming off the bridge and the slope was always muddy,” Popp said. “The change has made the trail easier to maneuver. We added about 500 feet to the trail, as we followed a deer path.”

  • Budget mirrors last year, tops $11.7 million

    Carroll County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an $11,764,106 budget for fiscal year 2016-17 at the May 10, meeting.

    The budget reflected a 3 percent salary increase for county employees, and the overall budget increased just $500 over the 2015-16 budget. The proposed budget is very close to being a mirror to last year’s budget, County Treasurer Debbie Cayton said in an interview May 17.

  • Sanders, Gray, Rand win in Carroll County primary election

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton 573-481 in the Carroll County primary election May 17.

    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray easily carried Carroll County on the democratic side of the United States Senatorial race. Gray gathered 594 votes as he outdistanced his closest challenger Ron Leach who had 148 votes. Uncommitted voters cast 90 ballots in the primary.

  • CU increasing rates, budgets approved

    Residents with water and sewer services provided by Carrollton Utilities should plan for rate increases beginning in July.

    Carrollton City Council approved the higher rates on first reading at its Monday, May 9, regular meeting. Second reading is set for May 23.

    Water customers both inside the city limits and those in the county will see rates rise by 2 percent, City Attorney Amy Eversole said in reading the proposed ordinance.