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Today's News

  • Carroll woman dies in Tuesday car crash

    A Carroll County woman is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Hwy. 355 in Owen County. 

    Samantha Mowery-Griffin, 22, of Worthville was traveling north on Hwy. 355 at 3:20 p.m. when the right side of the vehicle she was driving went off the road into a ditch, according to Kentucky State Police.  The vehicle then struck the edge of a driveway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field.

  • Carrollton pair arrested for meth lab in home

    Two Carrollton residents were arrested after police found drugs in their home.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman accompanied a Cabinet for Health and Family Services employee on a complaint of possible drug use in a home with children. Roberts said it is typical for law enforcement to accompany Cabinet workers on complaints, especially those with possible drug use.

  • Keeneland promises ‘unique’ Breeders’ Cup

    By Alicia Wincze Hughes

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The pulse of Kentucky’s signature industry serves as the soundtrack for Keeneland Race Course.
    During the early 1980s, those who help drive that heartbeat conceived of a year-end event worthy of the racehorses that define the Bluegrass to much of the outside world.

  • National survey shows Kentucky is the most improved state in supporting entrepreneurs

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration has placed an emphasis on supporting Kentucky’s small businesses.

    A new national survey indicates those efforts are paying off.
    Thumbtack.com, in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation, has given the state an “A” rating in its annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Kentucky scored a “B-minus” last year, making the Bluegrass the most improved state in the small business survey.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | June 26, 2014

    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.

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  • Prestonville summer fun
  • Ghent discusses garbage collection, police protection

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Creating terms for a garbage pickup contract, a discussion about the need for more law enforcement and the church project were topics discussed June 17, at the Ghent City Commission meeting with little resolution.

  • Student News | June 26, 2014

    Seven named to UK spring Dean’s List

  • Wise named instructional supervisor

    Kathryn Winn Principal Gerda Wise has been hired as the new elementary instructional supervisor for the Carroll County School District.

    “Leaving Kathryn Winn is bittersweet,” Wise said. “I am excited about the opportunity to make an impact on our school district, and I will always treasure the relationships that I have built with the staff and students of Kathryn Winn.”

    “I know she’ll do a great job as she has done in her principalship,” Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said at the Board of Education meeting June 19.

  • Board approves CCMS renovation change order

    The Board of Education approved a change order of $7,340 on the Carroll County Middle School renovation at its meeting June 19.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects updated the Board on the progress of the project and explained the reason for the change order. Three weeks ago, prep work had begun for the aggregate piers and a 5-inch gas line and 13 electrical conduits were discovered. Because of a deadline, an emergency change order for time and  material costs not to exceed $7,500 was approved, Murrell said.