Today's News

  • Geoff Davis resigns from Congress citing family health

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, cited a family health issue when he resigned on Tuesday July 31, five months before the end of his term.

    Davis submitted his resignation Tuesday to Gov. Steve Beshear and Speaker of the House John Boehner and said it’s effective at the close of business that day.

  • Worthville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Worthville man was arrested after surveillance video captured him kicking in a door to a residence on July 29.

    Michael R. Stewart, 46, Worthville, was charged with burglary second degree and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Stewart was seen on video arriving at the home of Rebecca Kinman, 107 Old Lock Rd. in Carrollton, walking onto the deck and kicking in a door, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release. The video then showed him exiting the home with the two items that were reported stolen, according to the release.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 8, 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.



  • Family connects us forever – for better or worse

    Every family begins with a marriage. Two weeks ago, my family got together in California to celebrate our parents’ marriage with a huge party for their 60th anniversary.

    It was a 1950s-themed party, minus the poodle skirts and black leather jackets.

    My sister transformed her garage into a ’50s-style combination soda shoppe and hot rod garage, complete with a juke box in the corner playing classic rock ’n’ roll music.

  • Calvary Apostolic celebrates anniversary

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St., Carrollton, invites the public to help celebrate the church’s 56th anniversary and 24th Pastoral on Aug 17-18.

    At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elder Darrell Hale of Lapaz, Ind., will speak. At noon Saturday, Elder Scott Kerr Sr. of Canton, Ohio, will be featured. A meal will be served after each service. For more information, call (502) 732-5808.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 8, 2012

    Wednesday, Aug. 8

    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.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.


    Thursday, Aug. 9

  • Congress must continue to invest in conservation



    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, which will have a serious impact on crop production across the state.

    Carroll County is now included in the Level 1 drought declaration as of last week.

    It is estimated that corn is nearing a 50-60 percent loss in our area, while soybeans and pastureland are estimated at a 30-40 percent loss.

  • Indicators show that postsecondary reform is working

    It has been a little more than 15 years since the General Assembly revamped Kentucky’s postsecondary education system and set a series of far-reaching goals to reach by the year 2020.   

    If that seemed a long time down the road in 1997, it doesn’t seem too far now.

    The good news: In many ways, we are well within reach of what we had hoped to achieve. We got the latest update last month when the Council on Postsecondary Education presented a comprehensive snapshot of our progress in recent years.

  • ‘Back to school’ shopping far different from the past

    I was in Staples the other day with a friend and was awed by the size and variety of displays for “Back to School” supplies. I think the one that totally blew me away was the one labeled “Locker Accessories.” Accessories for the locker?

  • Library thanks United Charities