Today's News

  • Legislators discuss funding for rural, urban areas

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Drug-addicted babies should be concern for Kentucky lawmakers

    The Winchester Sun

    According to a research letter in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, and as reported by the Courier-Journal over the weekend, babies in Kentucky are more than twice as likely to be born addicted to drugs compared to babies born elsewhere in the United States.

    The letter reports figures from 2013, the last year for which comparative figures are available, showing there were about 15 cases of addiction per 1,000 live births compared to the national rate of 7.3.

  • 2017 Calendar of Events full of fun for everyone
  • First snow day of the season

    Carroll County children enjoyed their first snow days of the year Jan. 5-6. While there was not much accumulation, children (as well as adults and pets) had fun playing in the “white stuff.” 

  • Public Records | Jan. 12, 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, Jan. 4-5, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • KSP investigates shooting in Sulphur

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in Henry County on Hollow Tree Road. 

    At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, KSP received a call from a residence on Hollow Tree Road in the community of Sulphur in Henry County.  It was reported that Gloria Campbell, 59, of La Grange, had been shot in the leg and a second shooting victim had fled the scene.

  • Murder investigation ongoing in Pleasureville

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in the community of Pleasureville in Henry County. 

    At approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, KSP received a 911 call about a shooting at an apartment complex on Main Street in Pleasureville. 

    When Henry County Sheriff’s Office, KSP and Henry County EMS arrived, Zachary Fluhr, 23, of Louisville, was found outside with a single gunshot wound.  Fluhr was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Henry County Coroner.

  • Encourage children to play outside

    For many of us, our fondest childhood memories were made outdoors, swinging, running, fishing and exploring nature. That’s not the case for many children today. Many of them spend very little time outdoors and too much time in front of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Let’s change these statistics by making getting outdoors a priority for our families in 2017.

  • Closing out 2016 with a look ahead

    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • EPA approves two new dicamba formulations

    Dr. J.D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist, reports that two dicamba formulations, XtendiMax (Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean.

    In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMax product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The Engenia product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.