Today's News

  • Local Republican party a lead sponsor of gubernatorial debate

    Why do we need alternative views?  Why a Republican Party.  Our Nation was founded on a two party system.  There are many reasons why a second political party is needed in Carroll County.  It is a known fact that honest debate is crucial to political progress.  Regardless of which party you prefer, honest and informed debate is a crucial basis of our freedom. 

  • Legislature works to improve film and television opportunities

    Kentucky may be a couple of thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry.  Some of today’s most famous actors, for example – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp – were born here, while Tom Cruise spent part of his youth in Louisville.

  • Fiscal Court purchases power load system, accepts batting cage bid

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to purchase a bariatric power load system for loading patients in to the ambulance. The county has two ambulances outfitted with the systems now.

    Carroll County Emergency Services director Ed Webb said that he had received a $20,000 grant to pay for most of the system. Bidders for the project had three options, bid the system, bid installation or bid both. The county received two bids, one for the system and one for the installation.

  • 2015 Easter coloring winners
  • Colorful creations
  • Cartmell Honor Roll | April 16, 2015

    Third Grade All A’s

  • 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.