Today's News

  • Public Records | Sept. 15, 2016

    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, Sept. 7, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler


  • Photos by CARL ROBERTS/ Special to The News-Democrat
  • Carroll receives $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

     The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Carroll County School District a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

  • Herbst discusses fungi that cause ears of corn to rot

    Weather conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.  Diplodia ear rot has been observed in some corn fields in Kentucky this year, but Gibberella ear rot has yet to be seen. Let us learn a little more about both.

    Ears affected by Diplodia may have a white mold growing on and/or between the rows of corn kernels.  Ears affected within two weeks after silking may be completely “mummified,” while in later infections, a light, cottony growth may be observed growing on the ear.

  • College and Career expo returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center Sept. 18

    The College and Career Expo returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Sept. 18, for its 25th year of providing information on education and career opportunities. With more than 12,000 attendees each year, the event is one of the largest of its kind in the country.

  • School Menu | Sept. 15, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Sept. 15: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Carroll Co. Schools partners with Bellarmine to train teachers

    Twenty Carroll County School District elementary teachers are taking big steps this year to help their students. Through a partnership with Bellar-mine Uni-versity, they will receive advanced training in reading instruction and intervention.

    “After the success of our All in for Algebra project, we knew we needed to replicate that model for reading instruction,” Superintendent Bill Hogan said. “Working closely with top universities to provide top training for our teachers moves the needle on learning.”

  • Community Calendar | Sept. 15, 2016

    New Events

    Thursday, Sept. 15

    Senior Event will be held at the Carroll County National Guard Armory, on Highway 227 from 5-8 p.m. See pages 12-13 for more information.

    Friday and Saturday,

    Sept. 16-17

    Bands & BBQ at the Point. Two day event located at Carrollton’s Point Park. Competitors will be competing for $9,000 in prize money. KCBS sanctioned event. Concerts will be live in the park. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy free music at the park. For more information call Tourism Director Misty Wheeler (502) 732-7036.

  • We need God’s wisdom

    If we are going to face and endure the various trials in this life, then we must ask and receive wisdom that can only come from God. When we pray to him asking for his wisdom, he has promised to give it freely, generously, and ungrudgingly, without rebuking, discrediting, or disgracing his children (James 1:5).

  • Senior Calendar | Sept. 15, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.