Today's News

  • District Dynasty

    The Carroll County Panthers soccer team battled through multiple injuries, a missing starter and players in new positions, but they achieved their goal: to win a sixth straight 31st District championship. Junior Felix Avila scored Carroll County’s only goal, and the Panthers held on to win 1-0 over Henry County Oct. 12, at Henry County.

  • Ohio, Kentucky River walks complete by Dec. 8

    The downtown river walk extension projects are finally making headway, as Carrollton City Council awarded the bids at a special meeting Oct. 13, after renegotiating with the contractors.

    Mayor Robb Adams said phase two of the Ohio River walk and the Kentucky River walk were both bid over budget. Since there was only one bid on both projects, the state gave the city permission to work with the companies to get the projects at or near budget.

  • City waiting for answers from Ky. Wired

    Carrollton City Council is still seeking answers from the state about an unauthorized broadband line that was installed under the city hall parking lot.

    Phillip Brown of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority spoke to council about the Kentucky Wired project, a public/private partnership to create a 3,200-mile long broadband network across the state. The project originally began in Eastern Kentucky, but was later expanded to include the entire state, he said.

  • Save your plastic caps

    Kathryn Winn Primary second-grader Madison Having is doing her part to help save the world by collecting plastic caps and lids that will be used to create a new park bench. Her goal is to fill 10 garbage cans full of caps from drink bottles, milk jugs, toothpaste tubes, flip-tops from ketchup and mustard bottles, deodorant, spray cans, and detergent and caps with recycle No. 2 and 5. Acceptable lids include mayonnaise jars, peanut butter jars, cottage cheese tubs, cream cheese tubs, ice cream tubs, coffee cans and butter containers.

  • Missing man found dead near Ghent

    The body of a man reported missing in Carroll County in early September was discovered by a fisherman near Ghent on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    The body of Frederick A. Parr III, 49, who had been living in the county was found floating in McCool’s Creek on Duiguid Farms at 6800 Hwy. 42 in Ghent, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    The Kentucky State Police received a missing person report Sept. 9, on Parr, who had worked in the county, but was unemployed, Whilhoite said.

  • Fatal wreck in Carroll County

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision on I-71 North, in Carroll County.

    On Oct. 8, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle collision on I-71 north near the 51-mile marker. 

  • Friends hosts paranormal tours and pumpkin trail

    For those who are brave enough to get in touch with the spooky-spirits of Halloween, Friends of Butler is hosting its annual paranormal event at the Butler-Turpin Historic House.

    Kentucky Paranormal returns to help people get in touch with the spirits that call the historic house their home.

    “The group is very good,” Friends of Butler president Deborah Garrett said. “They actually found voices and paranormal activity in the house last year.”

  • New Christmas decorations; animal shelter receives grant

    Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess updated Fiscal Court on the downtown Christmas decorations request.

    “I have seen the downtowns of other communities and our square is less attractive during the Christmas season,” Burgess said. «The decorations being used were purchased in 2002 and were not commercial grade and have a lifespan.»

    Burgess said the major change was going from a 90-inch banner to a 36-inch banner for the light posts with a cost savings of $368.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 19, 2017

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.


  • Community Calendar | Oct. 19, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, Oct. 19

    Carroll County Health Department sponsors “Talk Saves Lives,” a suicide prevention program at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Guest speakers will be Holly Dawson and a guest from the Suicide Prevention Foundation. Free food.

    Oct. 20-21, 27-28

    Paranormal Weekends at the Historic Butler-Turpin House. For more information, call (502) 732-4261 ext. 2.

    Friday, Oct. 20