Today's News

  • Senior Calendar | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Student Art Show, artists from Carroll County High School and other Northern Kentucky high schools will exhibit work through the month of March, beginning March 3, in a variety of media. Awards in several categories will be given by the general Federation of women’s clubs of Kentucky.

  • Tomlinson ends year-long term as chair of Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts
  • Check your tax withholding on IRS website

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Lockdown drills are the law, vital for school safety

    Despite speculation circulating on social media, a lockdown drill recently held at Carroll County’s middle and high schools was not out of the ordinary and it was announced to students as a drill.

    Carroll County Schools issued a news release Tuesday, March 6, with additional information about the lockdown held Feb. 21, after an inquiry by The News-Democrat. The drills were held in conjunction with the Carrollton Police Department.

    KRS 158.164 mandates that schools conduct lockdown drills at least twice each school year.

  • Sewer, water repairs top list for Kysoc to be usable

    Kysoc Allegiance of Revitalization and Maintenance Advisors chairperson Dave Smith presented the group’s final report to Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 27. KARMA was charged with developing a plan prioritizing the needs to make the Camp Kysoc usable.

  • Live Your Passion | W = Wildlife Rescue, Rita Westrick

    As a young child living on Sixth Street in Carrollton, when Rita Westrick would come across a young animal in distress, she would borrow her sister’s bicycle that had a basket and pick the animal up and bring it home to try to nurse it back to good health.

    “She [Debbie Fothergill] absolutely hated when I borrowed her bike,” Westrick said. “Those were my first attempts at wildlife rescue.”

    Bulldozer operator Heavy Thomas lived across the street and she said he would bring her the nests he would dig up cleaning out fence rows.

  • All roads reopened; school district to discuss calendar

    Water levels have receded in Carroll County after the “2018 Flood,” the eighth-highest on record for the lower lock of Markland Dam cresting at 57.04 feet, leaving residents and city and county employees to assess the damage and clean up the mess the river left behind.

    All roads have been reopened as of Sunday, March 4, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday. However, Carroll County will remain under a local state of emergency “until everything is back to normal,” he said.

  • Free chili

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosts a free chili give away from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at U.S. Bank, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Highland Avenue. Free chili, sandwich and drink compliments of the Ladies Auxiliary.

    Congratulation to Amanda Rockwell. She was the winner of the Valentine’s Day basket raffle, sponsored by Westside Volunteer Fire Department.

  • BOE meets with site-based councils

    The Carroll County Board of Education met with each of the school site-based councils during the Feb. 22, board meeting.