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Today's News

  • House approves measures to improve education, raise the minimum wage

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.

    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Represent-atives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • Sheriff’s Office under investigation

    Kentucky State Police have issued a search warrant through Carroll County Circuit Court for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s evidence room.

    The search warrant indicates state police are investigating the handling of drugs seized, case files and other documents related to evidence in two sheriff’s office investigations. It was signed Dec. 17, 2013, by Judge Stephen Bates and executed the same day by Det. Jason Brown of the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West branch in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • The News-Democrat, CCHS FFA host judge-exec debate Tuesday

    Carroll County citizens will have the opportunity Tuesday, Feb. 11, to question the five candidates running for the top spot in county government before casting their ballots in the May 20 primary.

    The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America are hosting a judge-executive debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Cartmell Elementary cafeteria.

  • Dodge!!!

    Carroll County Middle School and Lighthouse held a Winter Olympics event Friday. While other events were held, the students’ favorite was playing dodge ball.

  • Westrick in critical condition following car wreck Saturday

    A Carrollton man is in critical condition after his truck went off the side of Hwy. 227 and hit a tree Saturday.

    Bruce Westrick, 57, was driving on Hwy. 227 northbound just past Arby’s when his truck went off the right side of the road and hit a tree head on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, found no sign of braking between the time the truck left the roadway and the time it hit the tree, which was about 60 yards away, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said Monday.

  • Panthers knocked out of state All “A” tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers gave a valiant effort, but the Cordia Lions were just too big and too fast for them to keep up, winning 72-42 in the first round of the state All “A” tournament Jan. 30 at the Frankfort Civic Center. The Lions would go on to defeat St. Mary and Betsy Layne before falling in the championship game to Newport Central Catholic.

  • Sen. Hornback: JCTC has good chance of being funded this year

    A legislative forum Saturday morning with state Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, brought good news to supporters of the proposed Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

    Hornback told the more than 75 people who gathered at the downtown courthouse to meet the senator — new to representing Carroll County because of redistricting — that he supports the project and believes it stands a good chance of being funded this year.

  • Lady Panthers down two players, lose to visiting Lady Pacers

    With two of their top six players out, the Lady Panthers (4-12) hung in with the visiting Switzerland County Pacers (10-5), tied about midway through the third quarter, but were unable to hold on, losing 48-32 Wednesday, Jan. 29.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 6, 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

  • Ghent citizens weigh in on renovations of City Hall

    Ghent City Commission met in a special meeting Jan. 17 to gather citizen input on the possible renovation of city hall. 

    The old Christian Church in Ghent currently serves as the city hall.  The city owns the building, which houses the city clerk’s office, mayor’s office, file storage area and a meeting room.  Most of these rooms are located at the back of the building; however the sanctuary part of the old church is vacant and said to be deteriorating.