Today's News

  • Live Your Passion | X = Xylephone, Anna Webster

    When the news staff of The News-Democrat created a feature series that involved the alphabet, it knew the letter X would require some creative thinking. The “Live Your Passion” series was no different. Who has a hobby or passion that begins with X? When you start going through the dictionary and looking at all the words that begin with X, the one word just jumps out at you is xylophone.

  • Council discusses salary increases for FY 2018-2019

    Carrollton City Council was divided at a recent meeting about the percentage of raise to budget for city of Carrollton employees in fiscal year 2018-2019.

    Councilmen Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Doug Hill and Kevin Craig were in favor of budgeting a 3 percent across-the-board raise, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilwoman Hayley Franklin favored a 4 percent raise. Council discussed the raises at day two of its annual budget workshop meetings, held March 15-16.

  • Battle cry of Ky. educators: ‘Vote them out’


    Landmark News Service

    Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched up Frankfort’s Capitol Avenue Monday with a clear message for legislators after the passage of Senate Bill 151 Thursday.

    “Vote them out,” they cried.

    Frankfort Mayor Bill May estimated at least 10,000 people attended the rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association after state legislature hastily passed the pension-reform bill.

  • ‘We’re not going away:’ What’s next for Kentucky teachers after Capitol march


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    On Monday, thousands of teachers stormed, stamped and chanted at the Capitol, protesting pension changes, education cuts and what they feel is the Republican majority’s general hostility toward public education.

  • Baseball drops season opener at Lexington Christian

    Lexington Christian notched seven hits and took advantage of nine Carroll errors and six walks to defeat the visiting Panthers 15-1 March 23.

    Starting pitcher Craig Beach was tagged with the loss, throwing two innings and giving up three hits and seven runs. Kam Rivers pitched the third inning, giving up one hit and a walk for four runs. He also logged the Panthers’ only strike out. David Duncan pitched 0.2 innings (three hits, four walks and four runs), and Caleb Stephenson pitched 0.1 innings (walk).

  • Rushed pension bill pushed through in sewage legislation

    Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291.

    The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it through both chambers.  The second, meanwhile, is the number of pages other legislators and I were somehow expected to read and understand before voting in that short timeframe.

  • Massie objects to how the recent budget bill was passed

    Kentucky’s Fourth District Rep. Thomas Massie said at the Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting March 28, that the recent budget omnibus bill failed his three-way test.

    “Rotary has a four-way test and I have a three-way test,” Massie said. “My test first asks, is it constitutional? Second, can we afford it? And third, can it be better done at the state or federal level? The omnibus bill failed all three.”

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | April 5, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Easter Bunny’s visit a highlight of Easter on the Square
  • Job fair April 12, offers opportunities for veterans, job seekers

    The Kentucky Career Center will present the 12th annual Veterans Job Fair from noon-4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth St., Newport, Ky.

    The event is sponsored by Northern Kentucky Tri-Economic Development Corporation, known as NKY Tri-Ed, which works to enhance the business climate and foster a spirit of regional cooperation among the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton.

    The job fair will be open only to veterans and their families from noon to 1 p.m. and open to the public from 1-4 p.m.