Today's News

  • Adjusting to college includes time management, getting involved


    For The News-Democrat

    Universities and colleges across the state of Kentucky are made up of students from small towns who have dreams of becoming successful when they graduate. Sometimes these dreams are bigger than their hometown itself.

  • Trash covers banks after rains

    Clean up from the spring floods have begun along the Carrollton riverfront. City of Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said he could not remember the rivers staying up like they have this month. Public Works is in the process of cleaning mud from the river walk and the lower Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot for the third time this spring.

  • Prestonville semi-truck ordinance has first reading

    It’s spring cleaning time in the city of Prestonville.

    The annual city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, May 2, members of the Prestonville City Commission learned at the April 20, meeting.

    Four dumpsters will be placed within the city limits and all Prestonville residents are encouraged to make use of the dumpsters, and clean up their property.

  • All 'A' Preview: Carroll County vs. Ballard Memorial

    Region 8 champion Carroll County Panthers (12-4) will take on Region 1 champion Ballard Memorial Bombers (20-2) in the state All ‘A’ tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ballmark in Lexington, Ky. The winner will play Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the final four, with the championship at 1 p.m.

    Carroll County defeated Region 6 champion Whitefield Academy to advance, while Ballard Memorial defeated Region 2 champion University Heights.

  • Exploring the zoo


    Kathryn Winn Primary’s entire student body, more than 200 parents and Winn staff took a field trip to the Louisville Zoo April 24.

  • Public records | Apr. 30, 2015

    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.


  • Changing expectations: all students to complete all of the assignments

    A father asks his son to mow the yard. Days pass, the grass grows, and the yard has not been mowed. The father says, “Son, since you didn’t mow the yard when I asked you to, you don’t get to mow the yard. I’m not going to let you mow the yard in order to teach you responsibility.”

  • Obesity is a major issue in Ky.

    Kentucky New Era

    Many of Kentucky’s health problems are a direct result of unhealthy habits. From smoking to sedentary lifestyles and lousy diets, most of these habits could be changed. It takes willpower and an understanding of how choices affect a person over time.

  • Ending child abuse means more funding needed to be invested for social workers

    The Kentucky Standard

  • School Menu | April 30, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools,  changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, April 30: Breakfast: chicken biscuit; lunch: Rotini with meat sauce, breadstick, tossed salad, California blend veggies, grapes or applesauce.

    Friday, May 1:  Breakfast: cinnamon rolls; lunch:  chicken patty with bun, lettuce tomato pickle, steamed peas, baked beans, orange wedges or diced peaches. Carroll County High School and middle school will offer: chicken filet with bun.