Today's News

  • Take down yard sale signs or face fines

    Spring brings the time when many area residents hold yard sales to clear out old items that are cluttering up their homes.

    But along the way, many create another problem for the city of Carrollton Public Works Department.

    Those old yard sale signs remain posted all around the city long after the sales have ended.

    “I have nothing against a yard sale or yard sale sign, but someone else shouldn’t have to clean up after you,” Public Works Director Ronnie Knight said.

  • Public records | May 28, 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.


  • CAC Honor Roll | Fourth Nine Weeks 2015


    All A

    Ella Rose Tiller, Quinn Willhoite, Kaseton Tilley and Hannah Weedman.


    Patrick Parker, Kylee McAlister, Faith Combs, Shaela Baker, Robbie Browning, Cheyanne Worley, Amberly Carli, Miguel Cucio, Emma Craig and Emma Sprague.

    First Grade

    All A

    Josh Shea, Katherine Southworth, Savannah Taylor Kyan Johnson and Braelyn Willen.


    Jacoby Dukes, Adara Hon, Destin Noffsinger, Houston Parker, Zachery Richards and Bayli Taylor.

    Perfect Attendance

  • Damron recognized as a 2015 Hutton Scholar

    Haley Damron of Carrollton was one of 43 undergraduate students at the University of the Cumberlands who was named a Hutton Scholar during the annual commencement ceremony in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

    The Hutton Leadership and Community Service Program is a four-phase program providing leadership training and community service opportunities for the UC students.

  • Hogan honored as a NAIA Scholar-Athlete

    Cumberland University and Carroll County native Quincy Hogan and teammate Katie Legge were named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

    Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award. Hogan has a 3.94 in Child Growth and Learning and Legge posted a 3.53 GPA in Management. A total of 129 student-athletes were recognized nationally.

    Hogan is the daughter of Bill and Dawn Hogan of Carrollton.

  • Kentucky, district stand out for graduation rate

    This year’s Carroll County High School graduates have accomplished much. Years of work and learning are coming to a close, and the end is in sight. While, in many ways, high school graduation is just the beginning of the working and the learning, it is still the closing of a chapter.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | May 28, 2015

    The Carroll County Public Library will be presenting Sign-Up for Summer Reading 2015 from June 1-5. Children of all ages are welcome to sign-up to begin your reading logs. Weekly prizes will be awarded for progress and all logs will be turned in by July 24.

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, May 28: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED Help, 4 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

     Friday, May 29: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m. Projects Half Done, 10 a.m.-noon. 

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of May 28, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.


    Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, May 28: Walk with ease program 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 29: Movie Day, 9:30 a.m.; mystery lunch, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.

  • Conway: Facing Bevin not like Rand Paul

    By James Pilcher

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway knows what it’s like to run in a major statewide campaign against a figure associated with the tea party.

    And Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee made it clear that he feels this campaign against presumed Republican candidate Matt Bevin is a much different story than when he lost to now U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, in 2010.

  • Congrats, grads!