Today's News

  • Tips to rejuvenate landscape after flood

    Returning to a flooded site can be quite devastating. Flood damage to your home or office may be quite extensive and overwhelming, but what about your landscape?

    Let us take a look at how we approach our landscape after the waters recede.

    After the floodwaters have receded, the landscape will be covered in thick silt and it may have a raw sewage-like odor, which indicates a lack of oxygen in the soil. Many plants will look dead.

  • Flooding at The Point

    On Sunday afternoon, all of Point Park was under water, with only some parts ofstructures andfacilities sticking up out of the water.

  • We need better grasp on wave of addiction


    The Paducah Sun

    Federal authorities in Boston announced last week they had seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl in a drug operation. They noted for effect that it was enough of the powerful opioid to kill all 6.8 million residents of Massachusetts, and then some.

  • 2018 Flood | Tuesday, Feb. 27 Update

    The Ohio River in Carroll County is down more than a foot-and-a-half since Monday, but 26 roads remain closed due to high water Tuesday afternoon.

    At the daily meeting of county and city of Carrollton officials, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said reports show water levels had dropped 27 inches at Markland Dam from Monday to Tuesday. However, at a point he is observing in Prestonville, the level had only dropped 19 inches in that same period.

  • 2018 Flood | Monday, Feb. 26 Update

    No new roads have been added to the closure list after a meeting Feb. 26, of Carroll County officials on the flooding situation.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the Ohio River crested Monday, and the Kentucky River crested Sunday. The Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at 7:05 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State of Emergency declared in Carroll County; 27 roads closed; shelter at Armory open

    Continued rising flood waters, evacuations, the effects on homes and businesses and road closures led Carroll County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick signed the declaration that states “a State of Emergency exists in Carroll County until flood waters recede, roadways are cleared and daily activities return to normal.”

  • Carroll County EMA opens shelter, announces road closings

    Carroll County Emergency Management officials have opened the Kentucky National Guard Armory as a shelter for residents who have been forced from their homes due to flooding.

    In a statement released Friday morning, CCEM Director Ed Webb said the American Red Cross is operating the shelter at 1828 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. “Please bring clothing, medications and basic necessities only,” he stated in the release. “No pets will be allowed at the armory and no furniture.”

  • School Menu | Feb. 22, 2018

    Friday, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Cinnamon roll or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Roast beef and gravy with roll or grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, banana or fruit sorbet.

    Monday, Feb. 26: Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or banana bread or Trix yogurt with granola or Pop Tarts, orange; Lunch: Grilled chicken with Swiss cheese or turkey with Swiss cheese on ciabatta bread, tater tots, chilled broccoli/carrots, applesauce or pear halves.

  • Public Records | Feb. 22, 2018

    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, Feb. 14-15, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | Feb. 22, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available.

    Thursday, Feb. 22: Arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; day trip/Madison Shopping/lunch at The Pines, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.