Today's News

  • Activity, exercise serve to reduce stress, improve overall health

    In this edition of Health Matters, I am going to hit you with a few different topics to reach a variety of people who read this column for applicable information to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Exercise and stress

  • Special edition offers residents a chance to get to know newspaper

    Many folks may be scratching their heads when they get their mail today, asking themselves, “Why do I have a News-Democrat on a Monday?”

    We are providing every household in the county with a sample of our weekly newspaper, with the help of the many advertisers in this special edition. This newspaper not only has the latest news from Carroll County and the region, but it is filled with all of the back to school information you need to prepare for the new school year starting Aug. 7.

  • Agreement between CCMH and DXP Imaging recently announced

    Patients will see expanded services beginning Sept. 30 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital with the addition of an on-site radiologist.

     CCMH, an affiliate of Norton Healthcare, recently signed an agreement with DXP Imaging to advance the hospital’s radiology capabilities, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said.

  • Morrison bags top-ranking buck

    When George Morrison went deer hunting at one of his favorite spots in the Mill Creek area last fall, he didn’t think he was going to bring much home.

    The veteran hunter, who took up crossbow and bow hunting about four years ago, said he didn’t see many large bucks during bow season and, it seemed, wasn’t going to have any better luck during gun season.

  • Lighthouse expands to include Winn, Cartmell

    After-school programming will now be available for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    Carroll County Schools received a second 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, totaling $637,500 over the next five years. The grant is worth $150,000 per year for the first three years, $112,500 in year four and $75,000 in year five, and the school district can apply for continuation funding after five years, Director of Public Relations Jeff Fremin said in a Jan. 30 News-Democrat article.

  • Winn cafeteria painted, decorated, ready for use

    When Kathryn Winn Primary students walk into the cafeteria for the first time this school year, they will be greeted with brightly painted walls, colorful globes hanging from the ceiling and their school mascots, Wisdom and Wonder, painted on the doors.

    “We wanted to make it a more welcoming environment and something the kids would be excited about being in,” Principal Gerda Wise said.

  • Have you met ... Tony Jury


    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center’s new principal, Tony Jury, knows the importance of hard work and real-life experience for career-readiness.

    Raised on a dairy and tobacco farm in Nelson County, Jury worked throughout his college career to fund his education.

    “That taught me a lot about working hard and responsibility,” Jury said.

    Jury earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and masters degree in vocational education from the University of Kentucky.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags


    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Gardening experts encourage milkweed planting to help monarch butterflies

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    PARIS — Here’s your problem, Kentucky gardeners: You’re not growing enough milkweed.

    True, milkweed generally is not a showy plant, and a name that ends with weed isn’t the kind of moniker that sets gardeners’ hearts aflutter. Milkweed is not generally stocked by the big-box stores, because gardeners generally want big, showy blooms.

  • Resurfacing brings more road work to the county

    Motorists in Carroll County can’t seem to escape all of the road work that is under way — Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek, Hwy. 55, Buffalo Creek Road and the intersection of Highland and Park avenues.

    Beware. There’s more on the way this summer, with resurfacing projects approved Tuesday, July 20 by Carroll County Fiscal Court.