Today's News

  • Court Records | Dec. 4, 2014

    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.


  • Kentucky heroin legislation could get complicated

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – State lawmakers are drawing closer to the 2015 General Assembly without a clear path to fight heroin abuse, even as the drug continues to claim hundreds of lives across Kentucky.

  • Safety tips for you and your pets this winter season

    After our first snowfall in November, it is easy to start thinking about winter storms when winter has not even officially arrived, due to the calendar.  It is hard to tell if there will be many winter storms from year to year, but each year we should make sure that we are prepared for winter storms.

    Winter storms typically have low temperatures and are sometimes accompanied by ice, sleet, freezing rain, and snow.

  • Teaching value of respect

    “Quest for Respect” was the theme for a recent assembly at Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School.

  • Student of the week: Teague Walls Second grade (Mockbee)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Writing because I can write about whatever I want.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because you get to count.”

    What is your favorite book?


    What is your favorite movie?


    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure where yet, but wants to go.

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

  • School Menu | Dec. 4, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools,  changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized

    Thursday, Dec. 4: Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: soft taco, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, Spanish rice, grapes or fruit cocktail. Carroll County High School and middle school will offer: burrito bar, instead of soft tacos.

  • CCHS Band accomplishments | Dec. 4, 2014

    The following Carroll County High School band students were selected to participate with the 2015 U of L Honors Band Clinic: David Castellon, Jackie Stout, Micah Wallace, Matt O’Neal, Quinton Carey, Dylan Mejia, Michelle Moore, Josh Davila, Madison Hartman and Scarlett Wilson.

    Castellon also auditioned and made the Kentucky Music Educators Association All District Symphonic Band.

  • Carroll County ATC ranked 13th out of 53 statewide

    Educators sometimes field questions from students about the relevancy of learning to the real world. At the Carroll County Area Technology Center (CCATC), that is not a problem. Instructors at the center show students how the world works — literally.

  • Phi Theta Kappa gives back through service projects

    Jefferson Community and Technical College student organizations have been busy giving back to the community.

    On Nov. 3 Jefferson’s honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, held a blood drive sponsored through the Red Cross. Almost 30 community and college members donated blood. 

    “Donating blood for the holidays gives someone another chance at life” PTK president Pam Yeary said. “Due to the success of the event, we hope to offer the blood drive again next semester.”

  • Community Calendar | Dec. 4, 2014

    Thursday, Dec. 4

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department, 680 Carlisle St., in Prestonville, will hold their annual “Christmas for Kids”, silent auction starting at 6 p.m. and spaghetti dinner at 7 p.m., dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, cookie and drink. Adult dinner is $5 per plate and children, $3 per plate.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 5

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.