Today's News

  • Rand, Hornback discuss legislation, taxes at town hall

    Recently-passed laws and a potential special session to discuss tax reform were the hot topics at attended a town hall meeting Jan. 26, with Rep. Rick Rand (D) and Sen. Paul Hornback (R). About 30 people were sitting and standing around the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse as the legislators shared their thoughts on the current short session of the General Assembly and answered questions from the audience.

  • Top 10 facts offer current view of education for state students

    Since we became a state in 1792, Kentucky has been committed to education. It is that commitment that led to key education decisions in the Civil Rights movement, the passage of the landmark 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) and the 19-year-old Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act.

  • Under eating will slow your fat loss process

    When you begin a fat loss transformation it can definitely be tempting to under eat and do excessive amounts of cardio to get a “head start” whilst you’re feeling highly motivated.

    Understanding all of those things and the reasons for doing it, however, it will potentially slow down your fat loss and have a negative impact on your overall body composition eventually.

    This is why...

  • Back in my day | Matt and Gerri Gandolfo

    Education brought Mathew and Gerri Gandolfo to Carrollton in 1964.

    Matt received a call from Bob Pike, the principal at the newly completed 42 School, now known as Cartmell Elementary. Pike needed a science teacher. Matt told him he did not know much about teaching, but Pike argued, “You know science.”

  • A fond farewell

    After more than 60 years in business, Webster Drugs will be closing its doors in March. The business has been bought out by Bluegrass Drug Center, an independent pharmacy with four area locations: Warsaw, Bedford, Campbellsburg and Madison, Ind.

  • Bluegrass excited to open in Carroll

    Local independent pharmacy Bluegrass Drug Center will be opening in Carrollton in March.

    Bluegrass bought out Webster Drugs and is currently renovating the former Long John Silver’s building, located at 1955 Hwy. 227. The last day for Webster Drugs will be some time between March 15-23.

    Bluegrass owner and pharmacist Erik Grove said if all goes well, the opening of the new location and closing of Webster’s will happen simultaneously.

  • Injured eagle rescued thanks to local citizens

    A phone call from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post changed the Friday, Jan. 20 evening plans of Ghent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Pat Stewart as KSP was looking for a fire department or rescue team that performed water rescues.

    “KSP said there was an injured eagle on Hwy. 36 and help was needed to rescue it,” Stewart said.

  • Police make arrest in ongoing drug epidemic, could lead to more

    Police removed more than 15 ounces of drugs–with an approximate street value of more than $13,600–off the streets in Carroll County.

    “In my 19 years of law enforcement, this is one of the biggest drug busts we have done that I’ve been involved with,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said.

  • Public Records | Feb. 2, 2017

    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, Jan. 25-26, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler

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