Today's News

  • Soil removed at CCHS fields; tobacco-free now in effect

    Undesirable soil structure in two places has resulted in change orders for the Carroll County High School athletic field renovations.

    The original budget included $18,000 for soil problems, which covered the first site under the track near the walkway coming off the school parking lot.

  • 10-year-old dies in I-71 crash in Henry County on July 1


    Landmark News Service

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36-mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.

    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

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  • Kelly repeats as Governor’s Cup champion at Regatta


    Landmark News Service

    J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking U-5 won the Indiana Governor’s Cup H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race Sunday, taking home the historic Governor’s Cup trophy for the second consecutive year.

    Kelly pulled away from second-place finisher Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison on the first lap of the winner-take-all championship heat. 

  • State legislation raising drop out rate to 18 years old begins this school year

    A 2013 state legislative amendment increasing the age limit for compulsory attendance for Kentucky students to age 18 begins with the 2015-16 school year.

    Previously, unmarried students between the ages of 16 and 18 were able to withdraw from school and terminate his/her education prior to graduation if they had complied with the requirements of KRS 159.010, regarding parents or custodians sending their child to school.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 9, 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.



  • Carroll couple injured on motorcycle in Nelson Co.


    Landmark News Service

    A motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon caused a chain reaction that sent three people to the hospital.

    At around 1:18 p.m. Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to Taylorsville Road about a mile north of Bloomfield to a report of accidents involving a large group of motorcycles traveling through the area.

  • Church News | July 7, 2015

    Cove Hill Baptist hosts Vacation Bible School

    Cove Hill Baptist Church, 4751 Mound Hill Road will host Vacation Bible School, July 10-12: Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday from  9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. with commencement.

    Children ages 6-12 are invited to come ready to “Blast Off” and launch on a mission of God’s Love through Bible Study, games and crafts.

  • Casey County clerk wants state to issue marriage licenses online


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The controversy over the refusal of a few county clerks in Kentucky to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples spilled over into the Capitol on Monday.

    Casey County Clerk Casey Davis, who was trying to get a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear, told reporters that his pledge to God to uphold the law would not allow him to accommodate same-sex couples.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 7, 2015

    Thursday, July 9

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets football teams are holding sign-ups 7-8 p.m., at the County Park for ages 5-11 and any 12 years olds that will be in the sixth grade. For more information call Scott Rose (502) 525-7885, Terry Cauley (502) 523-6856 or George Hicks (502) 525-5629.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Speedway. 

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.