Today's News

  • Police search for culprits in burglary spree

    Local police are investigating a series of burglaries in Carroll County, both at businesses and at homes.

    Five local businesses have recently been burglarized, and police believe they are connected.

    Country Treasures, located at 1115 Highland Ave., was the first to report a break-in, reporting it to police on May 25, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell said.

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  • Back In My Day | LaVerne Ryan

    Carroll County native LaVerne Ryan has had a lifetime full of experiences. The daughter of the first woman to hold elected office in Carroll County, she grew up on a farm on Dividing Ridge Road. She has many stories to share, including growing up without electricity and when Carrollton’s streets were flooded in 1937. She briefly lived in Long Island, New York while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. She worked as a beautician and, later, for the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and she is the mother of two daughters.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of June 4, 2015

    Thursday, June 4

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • Church News | June 4, 2015

    English Baptist holds yard sale June 4-6

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389 in English is holding a yard sale from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 4-6.

    Community giveaway at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will hold its annual community giveaway this Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Items will include clothing and housewares and all is free.  Donations will be accepted toward the mission programs at the church.

  • Decisions, decisions

    A young man had been promoted to an important position in his company. He’d never dreamed he’d be in such a position, much less at such a young age. So he went to see the venerable old timer in the company, and said, “Sir, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.”

    The old timer came back with just two words: “Right decisions!”

  • Public records | June 4, 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.


  • Soil compaction can cause home gardeners problems

    Gardening season is in full force.

    And gardening season is a good time to think about the soil in our garden plots and beds. Soil compaction creates an unfriendly growing environment for plants and is a serious problem.  We see this issue not only in large crop operations with conventional tillage (tobacco, for example) but it is also a common issue for many home gardeners.

    Compaction transforms soil into a difficult environment for plant growth by making it harder for roots and water to penetrate the soil.

  • Carroll County At Work: Jeff Johnston (J for Jockey)

    The first Saturday in May is immortalized with the call, “Down the stretch they come” as the jockeys urge the 3-year-old horses toward the Churchill Downs finish line. The horses and trainers are usually household names, but, for the most part, the crowd would struggle to name all of the jockeys in the saddles.

    Eastern Iowa native Jeff Johnston was a jockey for 21 years before becoming a district manager for the Jockeys’ Guild in 2006.

  • 4-H’ers prepare for a busy June

    What a busy month!  Shooting sports is off and “shooting.”

    We have 12 members attending the District 4 Invitational contest.  The disciplines in which our youth will participate are archery, trap, target rifle, percussion rifle, 22 target, pistol, sport rifle, and muzzle loader rifle.

    Carroll County 4-H is so successful in the area of shooting sports thanks to the men who have attended certification workshops. We have a leader in each discipline.