Today's News

  • Election 2018: Almost all races contested in May primary

    Election 2018 will certainly be an interesting one, as multiple candidates filed for county judge-executive, sheriff and all three magisterial districts. The deadline to file was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, for county offices. Candidates interested in filing for city council or mayor have until Aug. 14, to file because it is a non-partisan race and will not appear on the May Primary ballot.

  • BOE approves plans for Winn improvements

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved Jan. 25, the BG-3 for the improvements to Kathryn Winn Primary. The project will replace the HVAC throughout the building, windows and the roof. Ventilation for the roof also will be improved. The plans include alternates for upgrades to the systems.

    The board also approved the construction plans and specifications to be submitted to the Department of Education.

    Winn will be open during construction, and the project will take two summers to complete. The project is set to begin in April.

  • Legislative town hall meeting Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Panthers avenge loss to Warriors with blowout win

    Carroll County boys’ basketball kicked off homecoming night with a 78-50 district win over the visiting Eminence Warriors.

    Carroll‘s Wyatt Supplee’s old fashioned three-pointer off a made layup and free throw put the Panthers up 8-6, a lead they did not relinquish the rest of the game.

    Supplee added a 3-pointer and another layup as he extended the lead to 13-8. Bryce Butcher added a 3-pointer, and Devin McAlister and Eli Yocum each added two-point baskets as Carroll opened up a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 20-10.

  • State police charges Trimble man with child sexual exploitation

    A Pendleton man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Thursday and faces felony charges related to child sexual exploitation.

  • News-Democrat wins top award for advertising

    The News-Democrat captured the top award for advertising Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual Advertising Excellence banquet in Lexington, Ky.

    Sales Consultant Deborah Garrett and Graphic Designer Darrel Taylor, along with the newspaper staff, captured a total of 27 awards and two honorable mentions in the Weekly Class 1, which is newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less.

  • Kindness is King
  • Be aware of tax scams

    Winchester Sun

    As that time of year when Americans anxiously await their tax returns begins, federal and state officials are offering cautionary advice, particularly about protecting personal information.

    With the right information, particularly a Social Security number, thieves can attempt to file false tax returns and take refunds, the Kentucky Department of Revenue warns.

  • Crossing a border

    Although we live in a country where we are sometimes divided by politics, theories, and even perceptions of right and wrong, we still have 48 states in one location, plus Hawaii and Alaska added. We have the opportunity to go from state to state by simply driving on through. State roads, interstates and even county two-lane highways have a sign entering and leaving whatever state that you are in.

    Now, what does that have to do with our lives?

  • House joined AG Beshear to promote drug prevention, enforcement, recovery bill

    In ways large and small, illegal drug use touches all of us.  It steals the future of those addicted, it tears at the lives of their loved ones, it fills our prisons beyond capacity, it strains local and state government budgets, it overwhelms first responders and substance-abuse treatment programs and it keeps businesses from finding the workers they need.