Today's News

  • Senate passes bill setting legal age to be married at 18 years old

    Now that the General Assembly is in the home stretch of the current legislative session, activity in the legislative committee system is in overdrive. There are only a couple of weeks left in the 2018 Session. The pace of activity in the Capitol is sure to continue increasing in the days ahead as the Senate continues work on the Commonwealth’s budget proposal.

  • CCMS students attend Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention


    Carroll County Schools

    Thirty-eight Carroll County Middle School students attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Lexington, Ky., in early February.

    Students competed as individuals, teams and clubs in a variety of disciplines:

    Alyssa Dermon, Lilly Melton, Kylie Smith and Chloe Young (Advertising)

    Maci Breeden, Cristian Castillo, Mallory Coghill, Madigan Coulter, Lylah Cox, Rileigh Darnold, Layne Huesman, Connor Mefford, Megan Perkinson, Anna Richter, Bailey Stewart and Trey Stucker (Arts)

  • Massie speaking at Rotary meeting March 28

    Fourth District U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, will be the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28.

    The program is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the Burley Room, just off the Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Resort Park.

    “This is the second time our Rotary Club has hosted Rep. Massie,” Moore said. “We hope local residents who are interested in hearing from the Congressman will attend this meeting.”

  • Public Records | March 15, 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, March 7-8, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Getting the most from Medicare

    All of us desire to be healthy, and Medicare can help! Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you well. Preventive services can help you find health problems early, when issues are best treated, and can prevent you from getting certain illnesses. Medicare preventive services include screenings, lab tests, exams and shots.

  • Senior Calendar | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Student Art Show, artists from Carroll County High School and other Northern Kentucky high schools will exhibit work through the month of March, beginning March 3, in a variety of media. Awards in several categories will be given by the general Federation of women’s clubs of Kentucky.

  • Tomlinson ends year-long term as chair of Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts
  • Check your tax withholding on IRS website

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Lockdown drills are the law, vital for school safety

    Despite speculation circulating on social media, a lockdown drill recently held at Carroll County’s middle and high schools was not out of the ordinary and it was announced to students as a drill.

    Carroll County Schools issued a news release Tuesday, March 6, with additional information about the lockdown held Feb. 21, after an inquiry by The News-Democrat. The drills were held in conjunction with the Carrollton Police Department.

    KRS 158.164 mandates that schools conduct lockdown drills at least twice each school year.