Today's News

  • HonorBanners will recognize veterans, first responders

    Carroll County residents can recognize a family member or a friend who is a veteran or a first responder while also helping to put veterans to work by purchasing an HonorBanner.

    Based in Owenton, Operation Honor is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “to enhance the lives of veterans one mind at a time.”

    Its purpose is to help assimilate veterans back into the community, Operation Honor founder Joe Montgomery said.

  • Roberts named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

    Carroll County High School senior Jenah Roberts has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

    “We are extremely proud of Ms. Roberts,” Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan saud. “We are not surprised, just extremely proud.”

    Roberts is active in the community as well as in her school and church. She has served as class president in addition to being part of the National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Pep Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Young Leaders.

  • Shaw achieves goal of playing in Disney tournament

    It’s said that Disney World is “The Place Where Dreams Come True.” That was certainly the case for 13-year-old Andrew Shaw of Carrollton, as he became one of the few young athletes from across the country to compete in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disney New Year’s Baseball Classic Dec. 28-30.

    Andrew played for the Game Day USA 13U Blue Team, which finished first in pool play and was the runners-up in the championship game (4-1).

  • Smith competes against players from across the country in tourney

    It would be safe to say that David Smith loves baseball. Smith, a sixth-grade student at Carroll County Middle School has been playing baseball since he was old enough to start in the Carroll County Parks and Recreation tee ball league.

    He said during an interview Jan. 17, that he started playing travel ball three or four years ago with the Kentucky Panthers, coached by Brandon Hicks and Ricky Isaacs. The Panthers are made up of local players and they play in tournaments in Elizabethtown, Ky., and Northern Kentucky.

  • District leaders get new BOE members up to speed

    Three new members on the Carroll County Board of Education prompted Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan to change up the first meeting of 2017.

    Each position at the board office and each school administrator gave an overview of their primary responsibilities and what they are working on to improve the education students are receiving in the district.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Zac Carter

    For Zac Carter, a childhood hobby has grown into a passion and a career.

    When he was in second grade, he attended his first Pee Wee Cheer Camp. From there, it was a combination of watching the popular movie “Bring It On” over and over and watching cheerleading competitions on television that peaked his interest in the sport. “It just took off from there,” he said.

  • Ghent commissioners receive assignments, discuss new city building

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Jan. 10, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn started the new year by appointing commissioners to oversee several areas of the city.

    Lewellyn told the board he would like to appoint each of them to be responsible for an area.

    He asked Commissioner Larry Hearn to oversee the streets in the city. If Hearn saw anything that needed attention, he was to call the city maintenance person, Bobby Snow. If he was unsuccessful at getting in touch with Snow, he was to call Lewellyn.

  • Strickland joins the staff of The News-Democrat

    After working as a customer service and sales rep, Sara Strickland was looking for a career change. She found it at The News-Democrat, becoming the circulation coordinator for Carrollton’s weekly newspaper.

    Born in Madison, Ind., Strickland grew up in nearby Hanover, Ind. She is the daughter of Cara Wingham Meador and Rick Mahoney and has two sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Trimble County High School in 2009 and was a stay-at-home mom with her 3-year-old daughter, Parker, and worked as a customer service representative at VF Outlet in Carrollton.

  • Northern Kentucky hosts legislative forum Feb. 11

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Kenton Garage.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

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