Today's News

  • Growing our economy with hemp

    For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in place and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production.

  • Many new laws won approval during the legislative session

    When historians look back on the 2018 legislative session, most of their attention will understandably be focused on three things: the state’s budget, the corresponding tax plan and public-pension reform. They didn’t generate every headline, but there’s no doubt they accounted for most.

  • Public Records | April 26, 2018

    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, April 18-19, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Readers on Vacation | April 26, 2018
  • 2018 Arbor Day
  • CCMS baseball splits home opener with Walton-Verona

    Carroll County Middle School baseball held its home opener April 12, as the Panthers took on the Walton-Verona Bearcats. The teams split wins with Bearcats winning the eighth-grade game 16-2 and Carroll winning the seventh-grade game 4-1.

    “Unfortunately, the teams had been on the field more this week than the last two months combined,” Carroll County head coach D.C. Craig said after the games. “The weather has made it difficult for us to even get in practice time.”

  • 2018 Easter Coloring Contest Winners

    These children were the winners of The News-Democrat’s 2018 Easter Coloring Contest, sponsored by Hometown Pizza. Every participant received a coupon for a free individual pizza and the winners also received a coupon for a free large pizza.

  • School Menu | April 19, 2018

    The following is the breakfast and lunch menu for Carroll County Schools:

    Thursday, April 19: Breakfast, French toast sticks with syrup and yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Beef or Chicken nachos, lettuce/tomato, salsa/sour cream, queso sauce, refried beans, fiesta rice, banana or pineapple.

    Friday, April 20: Breakfast, Donut or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Fish patty on bun or corn dog, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, cole slaw, Mandarin oranges, or Craisins.

  • CCHS grad accepted to Berea College Entrepreneurship Leadership Institute

    Guillermo Cruz, a 2017 graduate of Carroll County High School, has been selected as one of 20 members for the 15th cohort of the prestigious Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program at Berea College this summer. EPG creates a multi-year, interdisciplinary program to teach students both inside and outside the classroom on how to practice and implement Entrepreneurial Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship in rural communities throughout Appalachia.

  • Castrating cattle early minimizes risk of developing tetanus

    In the United States, more than 17 million bulls that range in age from one day to one year are castrated yearly. Tetanus is a potentially life-threatening neurologic disease affecting all species of domestic livestock, including cattle, so it is important for producers to take steps to prevent it.