Today's News

  • 2015 Baseball awards
  • County to purchase rescue equipment for CFD, Westside fire departments

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing Emergency Management Director Ed Webb to purchase the equipment needed to outfit Westside and Carrollton fire departments for vehicle extractions.

    Webb said that the county did not have enough duplication of equipment to address the needs of both departments. The new equipment will allow the county to enter the mutual aid agreements with Carrollton and Westside.

  • Discussion on how to make end-of-life plans will be held June 19

    Making end-of-life plans now will be beneficial to family members later.

    “The Kitchen Table Conversation” returns for its second year to help empower people to start thinking about end-of-life decisions now, said Starlette Fowler, a liaison for the program and a nurse at Hospice of the Bluegrass.

  • Auditors to get city of Ghent’s financials up to date

    The city of Ghent will soon be up to date on its financial statements through 2015. Ghent Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday, June 9, to allow Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC to complete the uniform financial reports for 2012, 2013 and 2014. City Attorney Bill Brammell said, by his understanding, the state will accept these reports in place of an audit to catch up the city through this year. Raisor, Zapp & Woods went through a lot of the same work as is done with an audit, he said.

    “You’re having to make the best of a bad situation,” Brammell said.

  • Carroll Fair faces
  • Tennis camp June 3-5
  • Carroll County District Court Records | June 11, 2015

    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 Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Church News | June 11, 2015

    VBS at English Baptist

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy. 389 in English, will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday through Friday, June 15-19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    Worthville Christian hosts yard sale

  • Peace and war

    Peace is fleeting these days. We can hardly count on two days in a row without heartbreaking reporting of conflict and death. The next you know we’ll be reading about vipers invading our playgrounds.

    Actually, that is a good sign.

    As the prophet Isaiah tells it, there is an age of peace coming, and one of the signs of this age is the absence of age-old conflicts and fears. Like snakes.

  • City Council | June 4, 2015

    Abbott to intern

    Carrollton City Council approved at its special meeting June 1, allowing criminal justice junior Nick Abbott to intern with the Carrollton Police Department this summer. Abbott, a 2013 Carroll County High School graduate, attends Eastern Kentucky University, and an internship is required for his major.