Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 26, 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.


  • Pension framework lacks critical details, Rand says

    For most of the year, Gov. Matt Bevin has promised he would call a special legislative session to focus on making major changes to the retirement systems of our school employees and those who work for state and local governments.  We still have no specific date, but he and Republican leaders of the General Assembly did offer a framework last week of what they would like to see become law.

  • Marriage a living illustration of the love of Jesus for his bride
  • Hornback writes about governor’s proposed pension plan

    An ailing pension system threatening our state’s financial stability is the number one issue facing our great Commonwealth. As your State Senator, I have vowed to keep the pension promise to our teachers and public servants, and I am certain that the pension reform plan proposed by Gov. Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly will do just that.

  • Fall Brawl

    Friday night winners

    Mini Car Team Show Winners

    1st Donnie Hancock, Gerald Coffey, Robert and Lisa Coffey, Travis Penick

    2nd Karl E Gullion Jr, Jeremy Riley, Josh Merritt, Nick King

    Youth Demo Derby

    1st Samuel Coffey

    2nd Chelsea Greenwell

    3rd Spencer Sizemore

    4th Noah Suiter

    Youth Race

    1st Blake Brockman

    2nd Thomas Swangin

    Circle Track Race Feature 1

    1st Daniel Maddox

    2nd Randy Kuntsman

    Circle Track Race Feature 2

  • Martin’s book explains the real meaning of Christmas

    There is a novel, story or poem buried inside of us. Some are fortunate enough to have the time and skills to put the words on paper and create a published work.

    Pamela Love Martin, a first grade teacher at Christian Academy of Carrollton, is the most recent Carrollton author to publish a book.

    The release of “Where’s Christmas?” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Carroll County Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Martin and illustrator Trinika Laughlin will be signing copies at the library on Oct. 28.

  • Friends of Butler Pumpkin Trail, Paranormal tour

    Carved pumpkins decorate the area around the Butler-Turpin House. Paranormal tours are available at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. on Oct. 27-28. Reservations can be made by calling (502) 525-0607.

    Carroll County High School and iLead Academy students carved the pumpkins, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board.

  • Community Calendar | Oct. 26, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Oct. 28

    Haunted 3-D Maze at 7 p.m. at 58 Madison St., Presontville. Cost is $5 per person. 3-D glasses are included with admission. Children ages five and under are free with a paying adult. Children 13 and under must have guardian approval.

    Tuesday, Oct. 31

    Trick-or-treat in the city of Carrollton from 6-8 p.m.

    Regular events

    Thursday, Oct. 26

  • Church news | Oct. 26, 2017

    CAYR Dinner

    Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattick Road in Prestonville will hold a CAYR dinner, from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. Free food, fun and fellowship.

    English Christian Trunk or Treat

    English Christian Church will be hosting a Trunk or Treat from 3-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at their new facility on Hwy. 227, Carrollton.  There will be games, inflatables, face painting, along with several decorated vehicles. Come and join them for an afternoon of fun for the entire family.

  • McCane’s celebrate 50 years of marriage