Today's News

  • News-Democrat wins second place in advertising

    The News-Democrat won 16 awards for excellence in advertising and news presented by the Kentucky Press Association at its annual banquets held in Louisville, Jan. 19-20.

    The Carrollton-newspaper won second place in 2016 Advertising General Excellence by garnering 13 awards in the Weekly Group 1, which includes newspapers with circulation of under 3,000. The award is based on the total number of awards received in the more than 20 contest categories.

    The News-Democrat also won three awards in the news competition for the 2016 calendar year.

  • Kentucky became 27th Right-to-Work state

    It was an exciting first week back in Frankfort. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • Legislators on Tobacco Settlement committee meets to discuss projects

    With the Kentucky General Assembly set to reconvene in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 7, work continues in Frankfort on an important committee that meets monthly to consider investments in the health and agricultural wealth of the Commonwealth.

  • CCHS Agriculture plants seeds

    Outlaw had never been to Carroll County High School before. He walked toward the building, his eyes studying each detail of his surroundings: tall trees, grass and a group of students from Ms. Mackenzie Wright’s agriculture class.

    Outlaw felt right at home.

    Of course he would: he’s a bull.

    And Wright’s students know a lot about bulls.

  • Christian Academy of Carrollton | Honor Roll

    First Grade All A’s

    Brooklyn Shea, Autumn Shea, McKinley Schlueter and Leily Hernandez.  

    First Grade A/B  

    Brooklyn Young, Mackenzie Owens and Audrey Carli.

    First Grade

    perfect attendance

    Brooklyn Young, Gregory Humphrey, Colton Leach, Mackenzie Owens, McKinley Schlueter, Brooklyn Shea and Lora Ann Thompson.

    Second Grade All A’s

    Miguel Cucio, Ella Rose Tiller, Hannah Weedman, Quinn Willhoite and Genesis Zuniga.

    Second Grade A/B

  • School Menu | Jan. 26, 2017

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

    Thursday, Jan. 26: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Proper selection of cultivars help prevent plant diseases

    The recent mild weather may have many of you thinking about planning your spring garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack or online product offering can be overwhelming, since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • Public Records | Jan. 26, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18-19, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Donation | Jan. 26, 2017
  • Carroll unable to hold late lead, falls in overtime


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    Carroll County extended its losing streak to nine games with a 70-68 overtime loss to Eminence in a 31st District game, Jan. 20.

    Carroll County held a 60-56 lead with 32.9 seconds left in the game. “We could not finish, we had the lead, ” Carroll County head coach Brian Crank said. “Losing streaks are hard to break.”