Today's News

  • Lady Panthers pick up district win over Henry

    It wasn’t always pretty, but the Carroll County Lady Panthers played well enough to earn their first win of the season–and more importantly a district win–defeating Henry County 48-22 Dec. 14.

  • Kentucky made many advances with positive results in 2016

    During the holidays, most of us probably don’t give much thought to the origin of the traditions common during this time of year.  We put up Christmas trees, take our children to see Santa and sing carols because that’s what we’ve done for generations.

  • Going somewhere warm? Tips to prevent contracting Zika Virus

    Did you know Three Rivers District Health Department offers a host of information regarding the health and well-being of our citizens? Three Rivers District includes Carroll, Owen, Gallatin and Pendleton counties. Each county has clinic services offering vaccinations and more for your family to stay healthy. We also have on site environmentalists, community health educators and other staff that offer classes for smoking cessation, living a healthy/fit lifestyle and so much more.

  • I prefer mine in a bowl

    Cartmell students brought in more than 6,600 food items for the community food drive. Their reward was to turn guidance counselor Lee Dillon into a human ice cream sundae.

  • City of Ghent to install new culvert on Davis Street to help with runoff

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Dec. 12, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn opened the sealed bids for the culvert work scheduled for Davis Street.

    The city received two bids, one from Lykins Construction for $2,030, and one from Tim Stone Lawn Care for $3,850.

    Lewellyn said the company chosen to complete the work would “clean the ditch out, put a culvert in, and cover it back over.”

    After some discussion of the project, Commissioner Larry Hearn told the board, “I make a motion to go with Lykins.”

  • School district honors Kindoll, Maiden for their service

    Carroll County School Superintendent Bill Hogan recognized outgoing board members Dru Maiden and Mona Kindoll Thursday, Dec. 15, at their final meeting.

    Maiden said she is proud of the improvements the board has completed during her term. “We have the renovation to the middle school and the athletic complex at the high school that measure up to anything around us,” Maiden said.

  • Public Records | Dec. 22, 2016

    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, Dec. 14-15, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Kids Count again shows Carroll 111th out of 120

    The 2016 Kentucky Kids Count county data book gave Carroll County the same rank it held last year, 111th out of the 120 Kentucky counties on child well being based on 16 indicators that make up the Kids Count index.

    All of the counties below Carroll are from eastern Kentucky. Carroll’s neighboring Gallatin County was ranked 101st last year and rose to 72nd place in this year’s ranking. Henry County ranked 61st, Owen County was 43rd and Trimble County was 42nd.

  • Tis the Season, Winn students learn giving

    A playground conversation between Olivia King and Kaidyn Hatton led to a service project for the students at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    King wanted to do something for Christmas and Hatton wanted to do something for the hospital or nursing home so the two members of the Winn Leadership Club came up with Tis the Season to Stuff the Sleigh.

    They challenged their fellow students to bring in items to fill the sleigh. First graders were asked to bring in word search books, first graders brought in playing cards and the second graders brought in craft items.

  • Weather-related wrecks result in fatality, injuries

    Freezing rain reeked havoc on Carroll County roadways Friday night into the early morning hours Saturday, as wrecks occurred on most of the major thoroughfares in the county, including shutting down I-71 northbound in two locations. An Ohio woman died in a wreck at the 61 mile marker, while two people were seriously injured–one at the I-71 39 mile marker and one at Hwy. 36 West and Zetta Granger Road.