Today's News

  • Racing Warriors

    Misty Kinman’s Bear Den scouts recently built two Cub Mobiles and then raced them downhill in the parking lot in front of the Butler-Turpin House. A Cub Mobile is made up of a seat, four wheels and two wooden axles. The rider steers with a rope connected to the front axle–safety blocks keep him from turning too much–and stops by pulling a simple friction brake that drags on the ground.

  • Absentee voting begins

    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:

    •Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens

    •Students who temporarily reside outside the county

    •Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

    •Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • Carroll County District Court Records | April 16, 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.


  • Carrollton Main Street Program nationally accredited for 12 years

    Carrollton Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.

  • C’ton pair arrested for shoplifting

    Carrollton Police arrested two Carrollton residents for allegedly stealing from Wal-Mart and then fleeing from police.

  • Man arrested for impersonating deputy

    A Louisville man was arrested and charged with impersonating a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

  • New booster seat law; how to buckle in correctly


    The Courier-Journal

    Starting this summer, parents will be required to keep children secured in booster seats a little longer under a new state law that aims to improve safety in motor vehicles.

    The law, enacted in this year’s legislative session, includes two key changes related to age and height that parents should heed, otherwise they could face a $25 fine.

  • City to apply for grant to pave along Ky. River

    The city will be applying for a federal grant to construct a paved trail along the Kentucky River. Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Yoder said the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant is a 50-50 matching grant, and applications are due by April 30.

  • Toasted

    Ghent Fire Protection District and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a fire alarm at Landmark Apartments on Hwy. 36 Thursday, April 9. The cause of the fire was attributed to a toaster oven that had been left on.

  • Remember importance of dialing 8-1-1 during National Safe Digging Month

    As part of April’s “National Safe Digging Month,” Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company urge customers to dial 8-1-1, the Federal Communication Commission’s designated call-before-you-dig number, to identify buried lines that could be damaged as a result of excavation work.