Today's News

  • Congratulations to community for meeting $4 million goal for JCTC campus

    Carroll County and the region pulled together and raised more than $4.1 million in just seven months to secure funding for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus.

    The committee led by now-retired Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson and attorney Ruth Baxter did an excellent job of demonstrating the need our community and those around us have for this new, larger campus. It will be constructed on 30 acres across from the entrance to General Butler State Resort Park on Hwy. 227.

  • Five more ways to get lean in 2015

    Now that the chocolate candy coma of Valentines day is over lets show ourselves some new found love and take a look at the second half of the 10 to do’s to get lean in 2015.

    No. 6: Use visual cues

    First and foremost, to lose and keep fat off for the long term you must change not just what you are eating, but also the behavioral patterns. Changing the environment around you can help tremendously by altering your visual cues that tell you eat when your stomach isn’t growling.

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  • Carrollton City Council (Feb. 9, 2015)

    CPD asks for new replacement vehicle

  • Snow activities across Carroll County

    We asked our Facebook fans to submit their snow pictures, and they responded! “Like” our page, The News-Democrat to keep up to date on news in Carroll County.

  • Make a plan for what to do with your extra savings

    Whether it’s lower gas prices, tax refunds or anytime you find yourself with extra money, it is important to develop a plan for the money. Below are some scenarios to maximize your benefit of your tax refund or any windfalls you might be experiencing.

  • ‘UK Week’ celebrates the college’s 150th anniversary

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the University of Kentucky, and next week is being proclaimed as “UK Week” across the Commonwealth.

    The University of Kentucky was founded on Feb. 22, 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky under the Morrill Land Grant Act.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court (Feb. 17, 2015)

    Election equipment proposal presented

    County Clerk Alice Marsh presented a proposal from Harp Election Services for the next 46 months at the Feb. 10, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting. Harp provides the Election Day services and equipment used to scan the ballots and write-in signatures.

    Harp proposed monthly installments of $1,750 for 46 months, totaling $80,500, or the county would pay lump sums after the two elections in the next four-year period.

  • Public records | Feb. 19, 2015

    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.


  • House moves its top priorities on to the Senate

    With an eye on the dwindling days left in this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House moved virtually all of its top priorities a step forward last week and should have most sent to the Senate by early this week.