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Today's News

  • Students recognized at mock trial tourney

    Two Carroll County High School Mock Trial juniors were recognized at the State Mock Trial Tournament March 8-9.

    Nick Aulbach was named outstanding attorney and Logan Underwood was named best witness.

    The high school would like to congratulate all of the members of this year’s team.

  • Scholarship recipient
  • Student of the week: Lauren Cox

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?
    “I like math because it is fun to do the problems.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?
    “I also like gym because I like to play dodgeball and run.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “Mustang Spirit”

    What was the last movie you saw?  
    “Flicka”

    Where do you want to go to college? 
    University of Kentucky

    What do you want to be when you grow up and why?  

  • Newcomer wins CAC geography bee

    Nate Newcomer, a seventh grader at Christian Academy of Carrollton, won the school level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 16. The school level bee is the first round in the 24th annual National Geographic Bee sponsored by Google. Newcomer will be eligible to compete in the Kentucky state bee held April 5.

  • Carroll joins national honor society at UK

    Phi Sigma Theta has announced that Nicholas Carroll, son of Garlena Wilkerson of Carrollton, has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.

    Carroll is a freshman at UK, majoring in Civil Engineering.

  • Winn hosts “Week of Future Dreams” on career exploration

    As students enter the lobby of Kathryn Winn Primary School, a quotation, painted in bold letters, stares down from the walls of the recessed ceiling: “The Road to College Begins Here.” The students start out each day circled around the edges of the gymnasium and engage in a call and response chant led by their principal Gerda Wise. After asking each grade when they are “going to college to get more knowledge,” the students shout out in unison the year they are scheduled to graduate from high school.

  • Lawmakers wrap up work on bills

    Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early last week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is already a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Gov. Beshear’s desk.

  • Chamber committees work on many projects

    In the past two chamber of commerce articles, we have looked into the rich history of the organization and met the current board members.  Now, let us explore the different opportunities available through being a member of chamber.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities for you and your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a chamber member, contact the chamber of commerce office at (502) 732-7035. The office is located at 511 Highland Avenue, Carrollton.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 20, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Rand Paul’s popularity spurs hope and debate in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republicans have enjoyed the national attention U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has garnered in the past month.

    With just eight electoral votes, Kentucky doesn’t often get mentioned in presidential politics.

    But Paul, R-Ky., has elevated his profile in the past month and generated growing interest in his possible run for the White House in 2016.