Today's News

  • 2018 Ohio River Sweep poster contest is now underway

    Students are invited to design a poster for the 29th annual Ohio River Sweep 2018.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded.  The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award.  A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official Ohio River Sweep t-shirt.  Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded; one to a winner in each grade level.

  • City may buy property downtown

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion at a special meeting Sept. 19, authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to enter into negotiations for the possible purchase of property downtown. The motion was approved 4-0, with Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill in attendance.

    Adams said after the meeting that he should know by the next council meeting Sept. 25, whether the city will purchase the property.

  • Back in my day: Gene Woodrey

    Not everyone is a baseball fan, but it would be difficult to find someone who does not know at least some of the words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

    Gene Woodrey, a 95-year-old resident at Fairview Place in Carrollton, Ky., had grown up and lived in southern Ohio on a farm. Entertainment was often what could be found on the radio and Woodrey’s family tuned to 700 WLW to listen to the Cincinnati Reds games. In all of his years, Woolrey had never been taken out to the ballgame.

  • Police pursuit ends in arrest

    Police arrested two individuals Friday, Sept. 15, who led them on a pursuit through Carroll County.

    Chase Ragland, 31, of Louisville was operating the vehicle. He was charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or over; failure to wear a seatbelt; first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle); improper passing; and resisting arrest. The passenger, Michelle Maddox, 28, of Trimble County, was charged with a probation violation and resisting arrest. Both are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Community center development discussions begin

    A community center for Carroll County has been discussed many times. In the past 25 years, there have been plans for creating a center at Robert Westrick Memorial Park with plans for multiple basketball courts and plans for enclosing the swimming pool. After the Teledyne factory on Hawkins Street closed, former Judge-Executive Gene McMurry had discussions with the community about turning the location in to a community center.

  • From empty field to hollowed ground

    Volunteers have approximately eight hours to set up the half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Workers from the county, city and state park and others completed the task.

  • Carroll County golf competes at All ‘A’ state matches

    The Carroll County boys golf team finished sixth in the state at the All ‘A’ state competition Sept. 9, at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset, Ky., just two points shy of tying for fourth place.

    Lexington Christian Academy won the tournament, shooting 294. Carroll County shot 334, while Kentucky Country Day and Somerset tied for fourth with 332. Campbellsville finished second with 318 and St. Henry finished third with 322.

  • Public Records | Sept. 14, 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 Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Full calendar this year for 4-H

    4-H has started and it’s going to be an exciting year. Please look over the schedule and call the office (502) 732-7030 and sign your child up for the activities that they would be interested in. Also, if you have livestock (goats, poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, rabbits) please attend the livestock orientation at 2 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Office.

    Joyce Doyle is the Carroll County Extension agent for 4-H and youth development. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to JWDoyl2@email.uky.edu. 

  • Volunteer your skills, joining the Medical Reserve Corps

    The Three Rivers District Health Department Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency.

    Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend one of two orientation sessions:

    • 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Pendleton County Emergency Management Office, 2275 U.S. Highway 27 N, Falmouth, Ky.  Refreshments will be provided. (This session is being held jointly with the Three Rivers District Health Department).