Today's News

  • At the farmers market: broccoli

    With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the River View Farmers Market. An in-season produce you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli.

    Broccoli actually has two growing seasons in Kentucky. Kentucky growers began harvesting their first crop in May and will continue to harvest through early July. The second season ends with a harvest in the late fall.

  • Building “grand” fathers – Happy Father’s Day

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers… the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learn while visiting them are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives. But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality. In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.

  • CCMS Honor Roll | June 15, 2017

    Carroll County Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    Sixth grade All A’s

    Ava Clem, Alyssa Dermon, Kailey Filacchione, Alex Froman, Andrew Frye, Austin Hicks, Caleb Melton, Lillian Melton, Anna Richter, Stacey Sanchez Gomez, Averie Schaub and Araylee Watson.

    Sixth grade A/B

  • Horine awarded Housing Authority scholarship

    The Scholarship Committee for the Kentucky Housing Authority awarded Tayttum Horine, a resident at the Carrollton Housing Authority, a four-year scholarship totaling $3,000. Horine and the other scholarship recipients will be recognized at the KHA Annual Conference Sept. 20, in Bowling Green.

  • Public Records | June 15, 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, June 7-8, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • Shaw to receive $300,000 in civil suit settlement

    A settlement in the civil suit filed Aug. 26, 2014 by former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw was reached June 12, and approved by Carroll County Fiscal Court on June 13.

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh told fiscal court Tuesday that he attended a mediation hearing on June 12, with the attorney representing the county, Jeffrey C. Mando of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, P.L.L.C., and John Sparks, a claims representative for Carroll County’s insurance provider, Kentucky Association of Counties.

  • Minimal damage at Christman fire

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Carrollton Fire Department extinguished a debris fire at Christman & Sons Farms, 10 Dunn St., in Prestonville Tuesday morning.

    The fire was about 120 feet up in the air in the elevator between the wet holding bin and the storage bins. Owner Kevin Christman said the flames were about six feet high when he called Carroll County Dispatch at 8:31 a.m.

  • Carroll interim superintendent pick pending state approval

    ducation made an offer June 9, for the interim superintendent position. An announcement will be made pending approval from the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, Board Chairwoman Carolyn Jones said Wednesday.

    The board voted to approve a contract with Kentucky School Board Association superintendent search services at a special meeting, June 9. The contract also includes search services for an interim superintendent.

  • Carrollton mother arrested after her child ingests meth

    A Carroll County woman has been arrested in connection with the drug overdose of her 8- month-old child.

    At about 5:19 p.m. June 9, Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a call from Child Protective Services reporting a child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville after ingesting methamphetamine.

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