Today's News

  • Cabot to build new fumed silica plant in Carroll County

    Cabot Corp. announced May 25, that it has committed to build a new world-class fumed silica plant in Carrollton. The plant will be adjacent to the existing Dow Corning silicone monomer plant in Carrollton and is an extension of Cabot’s long-term relationship with Dow Corning. Cabot and Dow Corning have been partners for more than thirty years, with current neighboring operations in Midland, Michigan, USA and Barry, Wales, United Kingdom.

  • Glauber, Stephenson finish 47th in state championship

    Carroll County High School bass fishing team juniors John Glauber and Caleb Stephenson finished 47th out of 64 teams at the KHSAA State Bass Finishing Championship May 12-13, at Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville, Ky.

    Glauber and Stephenson caught a total of eight fish–five on day one weighing 10 pounds and three on day two weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces–totaling 16 pounds 12 ounces.

  • Academic Honors Banquet

    Rotary Club of Carrollton hosted and sponsored the Carroll County High School Academic Honors Banquet May 3, at the high school.

  • City of Ghent moves closer to a new city building

    The City of Ghent conducted the first reading of the budget during its regular meeting on May 9. Commissioner Joe Beall read the proposed 2017-2018 budget to commissioners, which includes money for a new city building. The second reading will be during the June meeting, and the budget will then be published in The News Democrat within 30 days of the passing.


  • Cartmell Artist Showcase
  • CFD goes door to door for Crusade
  • Taylor shares history of how Carroll County came to be

    The evolution of how present day Carroll County came into being is an interesting story of divisions of land from territories to states and eventually the slicing and dicing of counties into 120 separate county governments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Public Records | May 25, 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 Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Charles T. Moore presiding.


  • Fair exhibits, shows offer options for youth, adults

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits. Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles and horticulture. Carroll County Fair catalogs are available at the Extension Office.

  • Financial considerations for women: Planning for life’s major event

    This is the second part to last weeks article Financial Considerations for Women

    Life events such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, or widowhood all have specific financial considerations for women. Last week we talked about planning for retirement. This week we are talking about financial matters when life throws you a curve ball.