Today's News

  • Vacation Bible School

    First Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church and Hispanic Baptist Church held its Vacation Bible School called “Submerged” June 26-30.

  • Gift card winner
  • Carroll County Public Library | June 30, 2016

    Families on the Move Walking Club continue, meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library and walk to the River Walk. Count your steps all month long to be eligible for prizes. Sponsored in cooperation with Carroll County Extension Service through a grant from Families on the Move and the University of Kentucky. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! a summer reading program at the library and throughout the community. For more information call (502) 732-7020.


  • Plan early for retirement

    We all want to get the most out of our retirement, but financially that cannot be possible if we don’t start planning for it early in our careers. While retirement may seem like an eternity away for you, it will come sooner than you think.

  • Farmers beware: Earworms pose threat to corn crop

    One of the most potentially damaging problems facing sweet corn producers is controlling insects that feed on the ear. During the summer months, if you grow sweet corn, you need to watch for corn earworm.

    Earworms are moderately hairy larvae that vary in color from yellow to green to red to brownish-black, but they all have a brown head without markings and numerous microscopic spines covering their body. You may find them feeding in the ear tips following silking. The larvae are cannibalistic, rarely is there more than one per ear or whorl.

  • Ray named to All-State team
  • Community Calendar | June 30, 2016

    New events

    Friday, July 1

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosts First Friday on the courthouse square from 4-8 p.m. Prepare a hot dog and bring it down between 5-6 p.m. to enter Carrollton’s Hottest Dog competition. Winner receives a new grill donated by McNeal’s. Just Us Band will perform, 6-8 p.m. Food, inflatables and River View Farmers Market included.

    Saturday, July 2

  • Croucher celebrates pastoral anniversary
  • St. John the Evangelist, Transfiguration welcomes new priest

    The Rev. Jacob Straub has been named the new pastoral associate at St. John the Evanglist Catholic Church and Transfiguration of Our Lord Mission.

    He grew up in Campbell County, outside of Alexandria. He is the oldest of four, and his siblings are married and live in Northern Kentucky.

    Straub was ordained June 22, 2013, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.

  • Local veterans honored for service


    The News-Democrat Intern

    It was Nov. 3, 1950 when two friends from Dupont, Ind., made the decision to enlist in the U.S. Army. Robert Everhart and Gene Spicer grew up together and were both part of the graduating class of 1948 at Dupont High School. When word of the draft and Korea began to circulate a couple years later, the men decided to choose their own fate and took it upon themselves to enlist.