Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | March 15, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, March 17

    Flood cleanup at Point Park beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Point Park bathrooms for a quick meeting. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Lunch also will be provided for volunteers.

    American Legion, 123 Fifth Street in Carrollton will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dance, with D.J and Karaoke 6-11 p.m.

  • 2018 Parks and Recreation Volleyball Camp

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation hosted a volleyball camp from mid-January through mid-March. The CCHS volleyball team taught the campers a variety of skills, including passing, serving and setting.

  • National Sunshine Week: Keep the foxes away from the hens


    The Advocate-Messenger

    Everyone was talking about the total eclipse in 2017, but the Kentucky Legislature is trying to create its own version this year by shielding local governments and school districts from much-needed “sunshine.”

    This is the first step toward leaving the public in the dark.

    And the timing couldn’t be more ironic.

    This coming week, March 11-17, is National Sunshine Week.

  • Rand outlines transportation bills passed by the House

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states do as good a job as Kentucky.

    It certainly doesn’t hurt that our central location puts us closer to more Americans than any other state, and only three states have more miles of navigable waterways.  We’ve added to that by having not one but two of the country’s busiest cargo airports, and we’re also among the top 10 states when counting the number of railcars originating here, a statistic that sheds light on the true size of our manufacturing and coal industries.

  • Prepare for a safe farming season

    Farmers of all kinds know the importance of good preparation. They realize that doing the right things early in the season leads to good crops or healthy livestock later on. The same preparation is true for safety on farms. Dr. Mark Purschwitz, UK Extension Professor in Agricultural Safety and Health says now is the time to take action to prevent injuries, before things get too busy in the spring.

  • 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.