Today's News

  • Carroll wins awards at 4-H camp

    Why do 4-H members like to go to camp?

    So many classes are offered, so the youth can choose classes that they like or venture to try a new class and learn a new skill. Nature, high ropes, low ropes, shooting trap, bb gun, archery, cooking, sewing, recreation, swimming, leadership, volleyball, basketball, crafts, breakout games, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, Frisbee golf and more was offered at this year’s camp.

  • Community Calendar | July 27, 2017

    New events

    Aug. 3-6

    Hwy. 127 Corridor Yard Sale. The world’s largest yard sale begins in Addison, Mich., and ends in Gadsden, Ala. This is the 30th anniversary for the event, which travels through local areas including Sparta and Owenton.

    Friday, Aug. 4

    First Friday on the Square from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Carrollton. The event will feature Watermelon Mania, music by Smokin’ Guns and the RiverView Farmers Market.

    Saturday, Aug. 5

    Kentucky Kruizer’s Saturday Night Cruise from 4-7 p.m. at Hometown Pizza.

  • Church News | July 27, 2017

    Youth service July 29

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St. in Carrollton, will host a statewide youth service on Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m.  The Reverend Josh Wilson will be the guest speaker.  Rev. Wilson is the President of the Apostolic Crusaders of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. He and his family reside in Carmel, Indiana. Immediately following the service will be food and activities for the youth attending the service. Everyone is invited to attend.

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  • Senior Calendar | July 27, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, July 27: Cards, games, and color therapy, 8 a.m.; walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Advisory meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 27, 2017

    Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court St., Carrollton, Ky. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays. Call (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, July 27: Environmental evenings with Faith Kutnicki, an informative series will continue to address environmental topics in July, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 28: PhD’s. projects half done, 2-4 p.m.

    Monday, July 31: Court Street Cinema presents “Zookeeper’s Wife,”

    6 p.m.

  • Herbst gives tips to protect you from ticks

    Ticks have been especially active this year, and the tiny lone star tick will be most active over the next few weeks. This species gets its name from a distinct white spot on the back of the adult female.

    Reaction to their bites cause painful itching that can last for 7 to 20 days. Dressing appropriately, using repellents, and checking regularly for ticks are important actions to take to reduce the chances for ticks attaching and feeding on you during the remainder of the tick season.

  • Pizza, hot dog bars are simple party solutions

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit typing this article I can only think of days to come, days when the high temperatures are not 100 degrees with high humidity. The dog days of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t mean we stop eating. In fact, with birthdays, parties and summer cookouts we often eat just as much or more during the summer.

  • Public Records | July 27, 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, July 19-20, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • Ky. fair board reports on 2016 events, plus impact on state

    What do the National Rifle Association, National Farm Machinery Show and Kentucky State Fair have in common? They were top draws for visitors to the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville in 2016.