Today's News

  • All roads reopened; school district to discuss calendar

    Water levels have receded in Carroll County after the “2018 Flood,” the eighth-highest on record for the lower lock of Markland Dam cresting at 57.04 feet, leaving residents and city and county employees to assess the damage and clean up the mess the river left behind.

    All roads have been reopened as of Sunday, March 4, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday. However, Carroll County will remain under a local state of emergency “until everything is back to normal,” he said.

  • Free chili

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosts a free chili give away from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at U.S. Bank, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Highland Avenue. Free chili, sandwich and drink compliments of the Ladies Auxiliary.

    Congratulation to Amanda Rockwell. She was the winner of the Valentine’s Day basket raffle, sponsored by Westside Volunteer Fire Department.

  • BOE meets with site-based councils

    The Carroll County Board of Education met with each of the school site-based councils during the Feb. 22, board meeting.

  • Sheriff’s tax settlement audit released

    The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts issued the reports of former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s settlement of 2016 taxes for the period of April 16, 2016 through April 3, 2017 on Dec. 20, 2017. There was a report issued for April 4, 2017, through April 25, 2017, for the period from Kinman’s resignation to when Carroll County Fiscal Court became the fiscal officer for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dow donates $5,000 to CCPL

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dow’s Carrollton manufacturing site working with the Dow Corning Foundation, Dow has donated $50,000–$5,000 each to 10 different libraries in surrounding communities, including $5,000 to Carroll County Public Library. The libraries were selected as recipients because of the number of people positively impacted by the resources and services they provide, according to a Dow news release.

  • Flood Cleanup

    Carrollton Fire Department firefighters sprayed off the pavement at Point Park and 2Rivers RV Park Tuesday. Volunteers at the park were Chief MIke Terrell, firefighters Glenn Chatham and Donald Whittaker, and junior firefighter Kaitlyn Miller.

  • House budget rejects Bevin’s education cuts, includes full funding for state retirement

    When Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

    It would reduce elementary and secondary funding by more than $380 million over the next two years and take away almost $160 million more from our colleges and universities.  That’s 540 million steps back at a time when it is more critical than ever that we have our students running ahead.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 8, 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.


  • Senate reviewing House budget; first hearing for proposed pension reform bill

    Receiving the Commonwealth’s two-year, multi-billion dollar budget plan from our colleagues in the House highlighted one of our busiest weeks yet in the Senate as we reached the two-thirds point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Hundreds of visitors from all corners of Kentucky packed committee hearings and rallied for important causes in a week that saw no shortage of legislative activity.

  • 2018 Basketball 31st District All-Tournament Team

    Congratulations to Abigail Aulbach, David Duncan, Amelia Napier and Wyatt Supplee for being named to the 31st District All-Tournament Team.