Today's News

  • Hearn chosen to replace Hendren on Ghent City Commission

    Ghent City Commission voted in Larry Hearn Jr., to replace David Hendren at a special meeting Sept. 23.

    Commissioner Joe Beall made the motion and it was seconded by Susie Crase. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Caroline Reisner was absent from the meeting.

    Hendren resigned effective Sept. 20, after five terms on the commission.

    Hearn was in attendance when the vote was taken. Beall said “he showed up, showed interest.” Another candidate had expressed interest, but was not in attendance at the time of the vote.

  • Civics an important lesson for students; Contact Rand for a visit

    One of the country’s most enduring challenges is making sure that our citizens, both young and old alike, have at least a basic understanding of government and the role we all play in making it work.

  • Public Records | Sept. 29, 2016

    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 Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.


  • Recovery Walk a new event sponsored by Carroll Co. Champions
  • Herbst offers tips on how to rid home of fruit flies

    Fruit flies are common household pests at this time of year. They can be a problem year round, but are especially common during the late summer and fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables.

    Fruit flies are primarily nuisance pests, however, they also have the potential to contaminate food with bacteria and other disease-producing organisms.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 29, 2016

    Call for Quilts! The Library is getting ready for the October Quilt show. If you have any old or new quilts you would like to share in the quilt show, please contact the library. Limit two per person.

    Food for Fines! Pay off your fines with a donation to the Carroll County Food Pantry, this week please bring in jams and jellies.

    New on Fridays 9:30-11 a.m., Babies & Books; drop in story and playtime for babies from birth to 18 months with their caregivers. Coffee and muffins for moms!

    For more information call (502) 732-7020.

  • Celebrate National 4-H Week

    October 3-8 is National 4-H week. Carroll County 4-H members would like for our community to get involved. Here is the list of activities:

    Monday, Oct. 3 - If you are a 4-H alumni, take a selfie and post it on Facebook and comment about your experience in this wonderful organization.

    Tuesday, Oct. 4 - If you are a current 4-H member post a selfie on your Facebook page and state why you like 4-H.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Now is prime time to catch stream smallmouth bass on topwater lures

    Shorter days and yellowing leaves are about the only ways you can tell it is the third week of September. Temperature wise, it feels like August lasted six plus weeks.

    “We are 10 degrees behind, water temperature wise, than usual for this time of year,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The water is usually cooler by now.”

  • Harwood promoted
  • Birth | Andrew Coombs