Today's News

  • River Sweep

    The annual Carroll County River Sweep brought out more than 110 people to clean the banks of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers Saturday. The event is organized by Carrollton Main Street Program and sponsored by North American Stainless. Dow Corning provides funding for a cookout for all participants to enjoy after the work is done. 

  • Celebrating Life at Relay
  • Restocking the pantry
  • Pension chairman: Bevin out of bounds on removal

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thomas Elliott is asking Franklin Circuit Court to declare that he remains chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees and that Gov. Matt Bevin’s order to remove Elliott from the Board is unconstitution¬al and void.

    In a lawsuit Friday, Elliott also asks the court to order the Bevin administration to not interfere with Elliott’s continuing “service as a trustee, member and chair of the Board.”

  • Bevin says he has ‘absolute authority’ to disband any state board

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin defended on Tuesday his decision to abolish and replace the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, saying he has “absolute authority” to disband any state board and commission.

    The Republican governor also dismissed any concern about possible legal action that Attorney General Andy Beshear might bring trying to stop the changes at U of L, saying Beshear has been “busy” filing frivolous lawsuits against him in recent weeks.

  • Fair candid happenings
  • Pig Wrestling at the fair

    Winners: Youth Division: Mud Hogs, 20.03 seconds; Teens: Mud Diggers, 35 seconds; Adults: Hawgg Jaws, 2 minutes 1 second.

  • Public Records | June 23, 2016

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16, 2016 in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Donation | June 23, 2016
  • New role comes for ‘grand’ fathers

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers… the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learn while visiting them are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives. But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality. In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.