Today's News

  • Water bath ensures moist, flavorful cheesecake

    With the holidays approaching, everyone is looking for a nice dessert that will impress the relatives.  Well look no further. 

    This cheesecake is a spin on the classic pumpkin pie, while still having the same flavors as the original.

  • Choose reusable grocery bags over paper, plastic

    You are standing in the check-out line at your hometown grocery store and the clerk asks, “Paper or plastic?” You respond by saying, “Neither,” because you have reusable grocery bags.

    Reusable shopping bags definitely are a step in the right direction, but they require some care and attention. If not properly cared for, reusable bags can possibly nurture and spread bacteria.

  • Mulching, composting are cost-effective options

    Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky.  As you drive around Carroll County, take notice of the changing colors of the trees that are beginning to show.

    Our gardens and lawns can also be very attractive during this time, but they can also be messy, with piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds. 

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment.

  • Payton, Clark named students of the month at JCTC

    Two students were honored recently in a new program called the JCTC Carrollton Campus Student of the Month Award.

    DeVonna Payton  and Marty Clark were honored for the months of August and Septem-ber, respectively, for outstanding academic achievement and campus involvement.

    Clark enrolled at JCTC in the fall 2011 and is pursuing an associate’s degree. He plans to transfer to Lindsey Wilson College to complete a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling.

  • Heritage Day features family fun; new wine to be unveiled at noon

    The Port William Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day and Fall Festival is upon us. 

    For the past three years, I have been in charge of the event and I have been working every year to expand its offerings. This year, with the help of the Events and Programs Committee, it has grown exponentially with a wide range of activities for the entire family.

  • Girls soccer season ends Monday in district shoot-out against Henry

    The stage was set Monday night for an exciting game, as Carroll County and Henry County battled for the third time this season for a spot in the 31st District Championship against host Owen County.

    The two teams split regular season matches, with Henry winning in a shootout at Carroll Aug 20, 4-3, and Carroll responding 10 days later at Henry with a 3-0 shutout.

    The Lady Panthers came ready to play and had improved their defense and ball skills since senior night just a little more than a week before and greatly since August.

  • Team rides ‘emotional roller coaster’ Senior Night against Collins

    Senior Night is always an emotional time for parents, players and the outgoing seniors. It wasn’t any different Thursday night for the four seniors at Carroll County High School. Amongst the hugs and the tears, there was a volleyball game that also was an emotional roller coaster.

    Collins High School (11-18) took advantage of the emotions in the first game jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, prompting a time out from Carroll head coach Kristen Hooper.

  • Carroll County Public Records: Week of Oct. 10, 2012

    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 County Community Calendar – Week of Oct. 10, 2012

     Wednesday, Oct. 10

    • Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Beall appointed to fill Ghent P&Z vacancy

    The Ghent City Commissioners on Monday appointed Joe Beall Jr. to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Beall and Aaron Lacefield were recommended to the commission by the P&Z to replace James Walker, who resigned his position Sept. 5. Mayor William Mumphrey nominated Beall, and the commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination.