Today's News

  • Start summer as a non-smoker

    A new free smoking cessation class begins Wednesday, May 18. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital conference room, located at 309 Eleventh St., in Carrollton, for 13 weeks. Classes last one hour each week.

    The program uses nicotine patches or gum to minimize withdrawal. The classes provide skills to help smokers learn to live without cigarettes. The nicotine patches and gum are provided at no cost to the participants.

  • Rand highlights other top bills resulting from session besides budget

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • Tuition increases capped at 4.6 to 6.1 percent for Kentucky schools


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s public universities and colleges will be limited to tuition increases that range between 4.6 percent and 6.1 percent next school year for in-state undergraduate students, the Council on Postsecondary Education decided Tuesday.

  • City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current

    A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year’s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.

    In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. “I’m proud of what we do, and it’s all of us, together.”

  • New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget

    A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities’ 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year’s budget were held at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.

  • Softball drops close road game to Henry

    The Lady Panthers’ road trip to New Castle April 22, resulted in a 5-2 loss to Henry County. The Lady Panthers held an early lead and battled, but defensive mistakes in the bottom of the sixth made a comeback difficult.

  • Lady Panthers softball defeats Lady Rebels, 10-5

    A strong pitching performance by Andrea Searcy and timely hitting powered Carroll County to a 10-5 district win over the visiting Owen County Lady Rebels Saturday.

  • Panthers’ bats blazing at Madison Tournament

    The Panthers baseball team rebounded from a Friday night loss to Madison Consolidated High School to defeat Shawe Memorial and Madison Consolidated in a rematch Saturday in the Madison Courier Invitational Tournament. Seniors Justin Ray and Alex Burns were named to the All-Tournament Team.

  • Public Records | April 21, 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.


  • Kroger sponsors First Fridays