Today's News

  • Late summer/early fall best time for cool grasses

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • Yellow Jacket youth football underway
  • A variety of activities are available this year for 4-Hers

    It’s time to get signed up for the many projects that the 4-H program has to offer. Please look over the schedule, and if your child wants to be a part of these programs, call (502) 732-7030 and put your child’s name and age on the list. The purpose of signing up beforehand is so we will have enough materials for the child. 

    Many of these projects will be entered into the county fair where ribbons and money can be earned. If you have not picked up your projects from this year’s fair, please stop by the office and pick up your check and your item.

  • Panthers soccer seeks its fourth straight district title

    Carroll County High School’s boys soccer team is gunning for an unprecedented fourth consecutive district title.
    Carroll County head coach Ben Crutcher is excited about the potential of this year’s team. The team is junior and senior heavy, and the players have been in the program a long time.
    “They will bring a lot of leadership and experience to the field this year,” Crutcher said.

  • Watermelon Mania
  • Carroll grand jury indicts Willhoite, Dickow

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Carrollton Police Chief Michael S. Willhoite and Officer Ronald W. Dickow Monday on charges relating to an inmate being driven to Louisville and sent to Florida by bus. Both were indicted on charges of complicity to commit kidnapping, complicity to commit custodial interference and complicity to commit official misconduct.

  • Carrollton man arrested after fleeing police

    A Carrollton man was arrested after leading police on a chase through the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, causing damage to several gravesites.

  • Public records | Aug. 13, 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 County Schools offers free breakfast, lunch this year

    Carroll County School District students and parents will notice that all students will not have to pay for breakfast or lunch this school year.

  • Carroll County at Work | O is Operator

    Sometimes people know early on what they are meant to do in life. For Don McDonald, his calling was working in construction as an operator.

    “Operator has been in my family ever since I was old enough to remember,” he said.

    His father was self-employed and worked for Liter’s Quarry in Lockport, Ky., as an operator.