Today's News

  • Controlled breeding and calving seasons increase efficency

    Dr. Les Anderson, UK Extension Beef Specialist, offers ideas on how to convert year-round calving to a controlled breeding season.

    Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. A uniform, heavier, and more valuable calf crop is one key reason for keeping the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are products of a short breeding season.

  • How to make your own salsa

    Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.

    To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.

  • UK Dean’s List

    The University of Kentucky has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester.

    Noah D. Abercrombie, junior, majoring in Chemical Engineering, Makena B. Kindoll, junior, majoring in management, Evan C. Mefford, senior, majoring in community and leadership development, Kelsey B. Ogden, junior, majoring in pre-accounting, Kristen Slone Thornsberry, senior, majoring in history, Logan T. Underwood, sophomore, majoring in theater and Zachary Ryan Wise, senior, majoring in chemical engineering.

  • Q&A with JCTC students | Lisa Ann (Garrett) Arvin


    Business Administration (JCTC) Accounting (KSU)


    I enjoy learning new things. I enjoy both playing and watching sports; especially soccer, softball/baseball, tennis, and basketball. And last but not least, I enjoy just chillin’ with my family and friends.

    Something interesting about yourself that no one else knows

  • Public Records | July 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 13-14, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Signature Hometown facilities begin ‘Restore Me,’ includes walking contest

    Signature Hometown is proud to announce that the 60 homes under which they operate have recently launched Restore Me, a new twist on restorative nursing. As part of that launch, they have kicked off a new program called Race Route 66. In this unique competition, elders are going to walk the equivalent of Route 66, which is 2,451 miles. This will occur over the course of the next few months and will end in November or December with a winner, according to the news release.

  • Riley attends 134th annual Funeral Directors Association of Ky., convention

    The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated their 134th annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on June 28-30. The convention was well attended by funeral directors, suppliers, and their families. Attendance at the Annual FDAK Convention provides funeral directors with a forum to receive and exchange information. Members return home with new ideas that allow them to better serve the families in their communities.

  • Wal-Mart welcomes race fans
  • Byron picks up fourth victory of rookie season at Kentucky

    Kentucky Speedway 

    William Byron delivered a record-setting victory for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team on a night when racing returned to Kentucky Speedway for the first time since the track was repaved and reconfigured over the offseason.

    The 18-year-old held off John Hunter Nemechek and Daniel Hemric to win Thursday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.

  • Got fuel? Keselowski has just enough to coast in for win


    Landmark News Service

    SPARTA, Ky.—Brad Keselowski squeezed enough fuel out of his Team Penske Miller Lite Ford and held off hard-charging Carl Edwards to win Saturday’s sixth annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The win was “Bad Brad’s” third to go along with two other top five finishes in the six Sprint Cup races held at the Kentucky Speedway.