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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 16, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Tennis fundraiser

    Carroll County High School will host a tennis tournament Oct. 24-26, at the county park. Cost is $10 per person for singles and $5 per person for doubles. There will be mixed doubles play if enough people sign up. There will be three age categories: middle school,  high school and adult.

    To sign up, contact CCHS tennis head coach Juan Fernandez by calling (859) 240-1462 or emailing at juanm.fernandez@ge.com, or pick up a form at the high school.

  • Melodies in the park
  • Student of the week: Adriana Laguna, Seventh grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is that I get to see my friends every day”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “... I would say science because science allows me to get messy and have fun and to not worry about your troubles.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Everlost”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • City to file suit to recover EIP funds, pave River St.

    Following executive session, council approved a resolution authorizing the City Attorney Ed James to file suit against Rita Brown for recovery of the prorated amount of Enterprise Incentive Program funding. According to the resolution, the city issued a check to Brown Jan. 20, 2013, for $9,244.46 as part of the city’s EIP program. Terms of the agreement were broken when the business closed prior to the five-year operation period required by ordinance.

  • CSX to repair Hwy. 227 crossing

    Progress has been made on the railroad crossing repair project on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    The story ran in The News-Democrat on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday morning Tomlinson received a call from CSX asking if there was a problem. Tomlinson said that there is a problem, and we need to get it fixed.

  • Adams: Drugs, clean up among top issues

    Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Robb Adams wants to address the needs of all the residents in the city. The focus has been on downtown and that is good, but there are needs outside of downtown that need to be addressed.

    Adams has been pleased with what the city has accomplished during his two terms on city council.

    “We have a good start on some of the things we want to be,” Adams said. “There is still a lot to do.”

  • McMurry wants to finish his projects

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry wants another four years to complete the projects he and city council have started during his first mayoral term, including expanding the river walk and activities at Point Park.

    “I want the river walk going from Point Park now to the old historic bridge, crossing it and going to 2Rivers Campground,” he said. He also wants to install an obelisk or ‘You are here’ sign on the river walk, as well as a picnic area near Third Street.

    McMurry also wants to expand the activities at Point Park.

  • Pumpkin Picassos
  • KET spotlights Carrollton on ‘Kentucky Life’

    Carrollton will be featured on television this weekend, Oct. 18-19, and this time it’s good news.

    KET’s Kentucky Life travels to Carrollton for an “Our Town” segment to spotlight the city’s unique charm.

    Founded in 1792 and originally known as Port William, Carrollton was renamed and became the county seat of Carroll County in 1838. Today, in addition to its river-town charm, Carrollton is known as a gateway to beautiful nearby General Butler State Resort Park.