Today's News

  • Community center development discussions begin

    A community center for Carroll County has been discussed many times. In the past 25 years, there have been plans for creating a center at Robert Westrick Memorial Park with plans for multiple basketball courts and plans for enclosing the swimming pool. After the Teledyne factory on Hawkins Street closed, former Judge-Executive Gene McMurry had discussions with the community about turning the location in to a community center.

  • From empty field to hollowed ground

    Volunteers have approximately eight hours to set up the half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Workers from the county, city and state park and others completed the task.

  • Carroll County golf competes at All ‘A’ state matches

    The Carroll County boys golf team finished sixth in the state at the All ‘A’ state competition Sept. 9, at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset, Ky., just two points shy of tying for fourth place.

    Lexington Christian Academy won the tournament, shooting 294. Carroll County shot 334, while Kentucky Country Day and Somerset tied for fourth with 332. Campbellsville finished second with 318 and St. Henry finished third with 322.

  • Public Records | Sept. 14, 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, Sept. 6-7, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Full calendar this year for 4-H

    4-H has started and it’s going to be an exciting year. Please look over the schedule and call the office (502) 732-7030 and sign your child up for the activities that they would be interested in. Also, if you have livestock (goats, poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, rabbits) please attend the livestock orientation at 2 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Office.

    Joyce Doyle is the Carroll County Extension agent for 4-H and youth development. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to JWDoyl2@email.uky.edu. 

  • Volunteer your skills, joining the Medical Reserve Corps

    The Three Rivers District Health Department Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency.

    Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend one of two orientation sessions:

    • 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Pendleton County Emergency Management Office, 2275 U.S. Highway 27 N, Falmouth, Ky.  Refreshments will be provided. (This session is being held jointly with the Three Rivers District Health Department).

  • Tips to optimize your stockpiled grass for cows-calves

    Feed, and specifically winter feeding, is the single highest expense in cow-calf production systems. In many cases it can make up more than 50 percent of the total cow-calf budget.

    Traditionally, hay is the main feed that is used during the winter months. Producing hay that is high enough in forage quality to meet the nutritional needs of lactating brood cows can be difficult. Feeding that hay during the cold, wet and muddy winter months can also be a challenge, especially if you work off the farm since it is dark when you leave and dark when you get home.

  • Never forget those veterans who died for the United States
  • School Menu | Sept. 14, 2017

    Thursday, Sept. 14: Breakfast, French toast sticks with syrup and yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Beef or Chicken nachos, lettuce/tomato, salsa/sour cream, queso sauce, refried beans, fiesta rice, banana or pineapple.

    Friday, Sept. 15: Breakfast, Donut or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Fish patty on bun or corn dog, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, cole claw, Mandarin oranges, or Craisins.

  • County accepts contract for food service; co. park field done

    The Carroll County Regional Detention Center received one bid for providing food service for the inmates. Kellwell Food Management of Beattyville, Ky., submitted a bid to provide three meals per day and to staff the kitchen at all times that the kitchen is operating. The cost would be $1.40 per meal per inmate based on the current population of 170 inmates.