Today's News

  • General Butler Park receives improvements under “Refreshing the Finest” campaign

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will receive improvements as part of the $18 million in additional funding for state parks this year, officials announced Tuesday, July 26, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    The funding was approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades.

    General Butler State Resort Park is among five parks in the northeastern region that will receive an estimated $3.13 million in safety and aesthetic improvements.

  • Get to know the board members for Champions

    Behind every successful organization is a group of determined, hard-working individuals who volunteer their time to make sure that daily, weekly and monthly tasks are completed to better our community.

    From the Carrollton Main Street Program to the Rotary Club to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and encompassing the community, there is usually a board or committee that, in most cases, has been voted on by the members of said club.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 28, 2016

    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.


  • Famous for more than just horses and bourbon, Kentucky boasts rich history

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books.  The 6 million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • Campfire stories
  • Patience necessary when storing hay to prevent overheating

    Prevent hay bale or barn fires by baling hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitoring temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Homemaker volunteers give time worth $140,535
  • Food Pantry provided benefits to 535 families since January

    The Food Pantry of Carroll County, Inc. is serving the needs of the community, representative Bill Welty told Fiscal Court at the July 26, meeting.

    Welty and director Brittany Reynolds provided court members with an update of the first six months of 2016 and a 2015 financial report. Reynolds is the only paid employee and the position is part-time. She orders the food for the commodity distributions and coordinates all of the record keeping.

  • Use the right knife for the job; shake it up, try new things

    Hello once again, my friends. Summer is finally upon us in full force. It’s hot, the humidity is high and, frankly, I’ve run out of cooking ideas. Of course I’m kidding, it is hot and humid, but I never run out of ideas for cooking. I had the idea for this article, however, to change gears a bit, and go in a different direction if you will.

  • Stepworks to open new treatment facilities for addiction

    Stepworks Recovery Centers is preparing to open a 32-bed, full service residential treatment facility during the first week of August in Elizabethtown, Ky. The company will open an additional 24-bed treatment center in Bowling Green later this year, bringing a total of 56 new treatment beds to the state of Kentucky.

    Both of the new treatment facilities will offer detoxification as part of a 30-day residential program for women and men. The program focuses on evidence-based addiction education, individual and group therapy and family therapy services.