Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 7, 2015

    The Carroll County Public Library Pay off your fines with food for the Carroll County Food Pantry beginning July 15.

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, July 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; superhero stories and craft, 11 a.m. for ages 6-11.

    Friday, July 10:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; PHd’s, (projects half done) 10-noon.

    Saturday, July 11:  Magic Tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Young thespians tackle Shakespeare
  • Judge: Willhoite, Dickow could serve jail time

    Appalling and horrifying. Those were the two words used most by Special Judge Karen A. Thomas during a hearing Thursday, July 2, regarding the alleged actions of Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow in the case of Adam Horine – and the lack of mental health care resources in the state of Kentucky.

  • Soil removed at CCHS fields; tobacco-free now in effect

    Undesirable soil structure in two places has resulted in change orders for the Carroll County High School athletic field renovations.

    The original budget included $18,000 for soil problems, which covered the first site under the track near the walkway coming off the school parking lot.

  • 10-year-old dies in I-71 crash in Henry County on July 1


    Landmark News Service

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36-mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.

    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

  • Community service
  • Kelly repeats as Governor’s Cup champion at Regatta


    Landmark News Service

    J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking U-5 won the Indiana Governor’s Cup H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race Sunday, taking home the historic Governor’s Cup trophy for the second consecutive year.

    Kelly pulled away from second-place finisher Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison on the first lap of the winner-take-all championship heat. 

  • State legislation raising drop out rate to 18 years old begins this school year

    A 2013 state legislative amendment increasing the age limit for compulsory attendance for Kentucky students to age 18 begins with the 2015-16 school year.

    Previously, unmarried students between the ages of 16 and 18 were able to withdraw from school and terminate his/her education prior to graduation if they had complied with the requirements of KRS 159.010, regarding parents or custodians sending their child to school.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 9, 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.



  • Carroll couple injured on motorcycle in Nelson Co.


    Landmark News Service

    A motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon caused a chain reaction that sent three people to the hospital.

    At around 1:18 p.m. Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to Taylorsville Road about a mile north of Bloomfield to a report of accidents involving a large group of motorcycles traveling through the area.