Today's News

  • Roberts named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

    Carroll County High School senior Jenah Roberts has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

    “We are extremely proud of Ms. Roberts,” Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan saud. “We are not surprised, just extremely proud.”

    Roberts is active in the community as well as in her school and church. She has served as class president in addition to being part of the National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Pep Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Young Leaders.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Zac Carter

    For Zac Carter, a childhood hobby has grown into a passion and a career.

    When he was in second grade, he attended his first Pee Wee Cheer Camp. From there, it was a combination of watching the popular movie “Bring It On” over and over and watching cheerleading competitions on television that peaked his interest in the sport. “It just took off from there,” he said.

  • HonorBanners will recognize veterans, first responders

    Carroll County residents can recognize a family member or a friend who is a veteran or a first responder while also helping to put veterans to work by purchasing an HonorBanner.

    Based in Owenton, Operation Honor is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “to enhance the lives of veterans one mind at a time.”

    Its purpose is to help assimilate veterans back into the community, Operation Honor founder Joe Montgomery said.

  • Life lessons according to Facebook

    There’s always something new to click on Facebook and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”

    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:

    “Forgiving is easy, it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”

    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle and this led you to new experiences.”


  • District leaders get new BOE members up to speed

    Three new members on the Carroll County Board of Education prompted Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan to change up the first meeting of 2017.

    Each position at the board office and each school administrator gave an overview of their primary responsibilities and what they are working on to improve the education students are receiving in the district.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 19, 2017

    Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

  • Ghent commissioners receive assignments, discuss new city building

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Jan. 10, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn started the new year by appointing commissioners to oversee several areas of the city.

    Lewellyn told the board he would like to appoint each of them to be responsible for an area.

    He asked Commissioner Larry Hearn to oversee the streets in the city. If Hearn saw anything that needed attention, he was to call the city maintenance person, Bobby Snow. If he was unsuccessful at getting in touch with Snow, he was to call Lewellyn.

  • Strickland joins the staff of The News-Democrat

    After working as a customer service and sales rep, Sara Strickland was looking for a career change. She found it at The News-Democrat, becoming the circulation coordinator for Carrollton’s weekly newspaper.

    Born in Madison, Ind., Strickland grew up in nearby Hanover, Ind. She is the daughter of Cara Wingham Meador and Rick Mahoney and has two sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Trimble County High School in 2009 and was a stay-at-home mom with her 3-year-old daughter, Parker, and worked as a customer service representative at VF Outlet in Carrollton.

  • How Kentucky’s non-compliance with Real ID may cause you real problems


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s decision to ignore federal security regulations for driver’s licenses will begin inconveniencing residents in coming weeks, and the pain is expected to become widespread by early next year.

  • Northern Kentucky hosts legislative forum Feb. 11

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Kenton Garage.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.