Today's News

  • Ready Fair set for Aug. 1

    The Family Ties Resource Center will be sponsoring their annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Cartmell Elementary School.

    Ready Fair 2013 is open to all students enrolled in Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. A parent or guardian must accompany children.

  • Farmers market provides fresh, locally grown items

    This week is full of neat agriculture-related events in and around the county.  Here’s a preview of what is to come:

    A taste of the RiverView Farmer’s Market

    The RiverView Farmers Market is open two days a week during the growing season. Times are on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., at Point Park and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at the Hometown Pizza parking lot.

    This week, I will be out at the Farmer’s Market on both days, providing information about a staple in the summer garden:  tomatoes.

  • Fun times at 4-H camp
  • Practice makes perfect

    Carroll County High School Band of Gold’s halftime show this season will consist of two songs, “Earth Dance,” and “Never More,” assistant band director Kelly Hash said. “Never More” is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, “The Raven,” but the show has more of an African rhythm-feel, he said. 

  • Carroll County District Court | July 31, 2013

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

    Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

  • Fiscal court lowers taxes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got the 2013 round of setting tax levies off to a good start by lowering the county’s real estate rate.

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, fiscal court set this year’s rate at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from last year’s rate of 4.5 cents per $100. This translates into savings of $6 for a home assessed at $100,000.

  • Second blast delayed at Milton-Madison Bridge

    The demolition of a second section of the old U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge will be demolished at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

    That decision came Tuesday afternoon after officials called it off indefinitely but then decided to proceed with it on Thursday, instead of on Wednesday as originally planned.

  • Alternates will help control CCMS project costs

    Carroll County Board of Education moved a step forward in its renovation and expansion plans for Carroll County Middle School with its approval of the design development documents.

    John Gilbert of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with cost estimates showing the project could exceed $9 million if all renovations in the plans are to be completed. Budget for the project is $7.625 million.

  • Auditor finds more issues in ‘09, ‘11 for P’ville

    Results from the city of Prestonville’s fiscal year 2009 and 2011 audit reports found similar issues to the recently-completed 2008 fiscal year audit, most of which have since been rectified. However there were still a couple of new discrepancies found.

    Ed Lentz of Ross and Company, PLLC of Louisville conducted all three audits.