Today's News

  • Winds cause widespread damage, power outages

    An early morning line of storms moved through Carroll County Wednesday knocking out power as it downed trees, ripped roofs off buildings and destroyed several structures.

    The storm hit Carrollton just after 6:30 a.m. with heavy rain, hail, lightening and strong winds gusting to 79 m.p.h., according to the Carrollton’s Kentucky Mesonet station. The station reports that 1.09 inches of rain fell there since midnight.

  • Sheriff Kinman enters rehabilitation, under investigation by KSP

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has admitted himself to a rehabilitation program Thursday, Feb. 23, and is under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

    In a statement issued by Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick Monday, Feb. 27, he said it is his understanding that Kinman is currently out of his office for rehabilitation and he has no further details regarding the Sheriff’s absence.

    On Nov. 25, 2014, Kinman named Rodney Hawkins as his chief deputy and named him as the deputy in charge when Kinman was out of town.

  • Kinman enters rehabilitation program

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has entered a rehabilitation program. County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick released a statement confirming this, but saying he does not “have any further details regarding the Sheriff’s absence.”

    Westrick said that Chief Deputy Rodney Hawkins would be in charge of the office in Kinman’s absence.

  • Scouts feel the need for speed at the Pinewood Derby

    The Carroll County boy scout troops held the annual Pinewood Derby event Feb. 18, at the Relevant Church gym. (inset) Weblo Grayson Kinman won the overall race, with a combined time of 12.286 seconds over four heats.

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  • Man uninjured after truck rolls into Ohio River

     Raymond Neuspickel, 81, of Gallatin County parked his 2010 Ford F-150 at the top of the Point Park boat ramp, just like he does every day before going to the Carroll County Senior Center, at about 6:45 a.m. According to police, he leaned over to get something out of his glove compartment when he accidentally shifted his truck in gear. He inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of his brake, causing his truck to go head first into the Ohio River.

  • Live Your Passion - C Camping ~ Linda Davis

    Whether you are five minutes or five hours away from home, camping is an opportunity for fellowship with friends in a laid-back atmosphere.

    That’s one of the main things that drew Linda Davis to the hobby. Plus, her 11 grandchildren “absolutely love it.”

    Linda said she and her husband, John, first developed an interest in camping because her parents, Jack and Sally Peace, camped.

  • Public Records | Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 15-16, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Upcoming training on how architectural features affect downtown

    The City of Carrollton Design and Review Board is bringing training opportunities to the Carrollton Commercial District.

    Carrollton Main Street Manager and DRB ex-officio Sam Burgess said the Kentucky Heritage Council would present “Mr. Muddle”– a model demonstrating how introducing architectural features can easily change the historical look of a building–and information on historic tax credits at the April Design and Review Board meeting on April 17 at 7 p.m.

  • CCHS alum makes a difference through music

    Last December Carroll County High School class of 1978 alumnus Chris Tolliver was recognized by School Band and Orchestra magazine as the Kentucky representative in their 19th edition of “50 Directors Who Made A Difference.”

    The magazine accepts nominations from all 50 states, reviews the applications and selects a representative from each state.