Today's News

  • Public Records | Aug. 17, 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, Aug. 9-10, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Salary increases, more jobs in state

    Kentucky incomes are on the rise, as is the number of many Kentucky jobs, according to a report on Fiscal Year 2017’s fourth-quarter state revenues from the Office of State Budget Director.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Aug. 17, 2017

    The library will offer an Eclipse Garden Party, Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 1 p.m. The library will provide safety glasses, educational information about safe viewing and some activities to help understand the magnitude of this event. The full eclipse will pass over parts of Southern Kentucky but Carrollton will be able to view approximately 90 percent. The library will provide cold beverages and snacks, but you may want to bring pop-up chairs for comfort. The most complete view will be around 2:30 p.m.


  • Parents: Every day counts in your child’s education

    As I write this, about an hour and a half ago I dropped my son off for his first day of fifth grade. Where has the time gone and what happened to summer? It is kind of bittersweet because while I hate to see my son growing up, I do look forward to a daily routine and some sense of normalcy in our house. I also know how important it is that he gets back into the swing of things and grasps the opportunity to learn more and be with his friends.

  • Kathryn Winn Open House 2017
  • School menu | Aug. 17, 2017

    Thursday, Aug. 18: 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, Aug. 19: Breakfast, Donut or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Fish patty on bun or corn dog, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, cole claw, Mandarin oranges, or Craisins.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 17, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, Aug. 17

    Carroll County High School agriculture department and FFA hosts an advisory council and alumni meeting Aug. 17, from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the agriculture classroom and will be an opportunity to receive information on how the program is doing, as well as how you can be involved in helping them grow. Please contact Mackenzie Wright at the high school, (502) 732-7075, with any questions or concerns.

  • Church News | Aug. 17, 2017

    “Mass in Point Park”

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Carrollton will hold a special Hispanic mass Sunday, Aug. 20, at Point Park. The mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the shelter area. All are welcome.

    Apostolic Pentecostal hosts rally Aug. 19

  • Jesus: the ultimate script flipper

    It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.

    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.

    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.

    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.

    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosted the seed spitting contest as a part of Watermelon Mania at First Friday Aug. 4.