Today's News

  • Stephens takes helm at CCHS

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The new principal at Carroll County High School may have a different title, but is really not new at all.
    Tom Stephens has served as vice principal for the school since 2002 and recently accepted the top position as principal.

    Prior to coming to Carroll County, he taught for seven years in Union County, Ky. He has lived in many different areas, including Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Washington D.C. He is originally from Virginia, although he graduated from high school in Greenup, Ky.

  • CCHS prepares for new school year with freshman orientation

    Carroll County High School will host freshman orientation on Friday, Aug. 3, for students and parents to help prepare them for the opening day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 8. 

    This is the ninth year that Carroll County High School will be offering the “Panther Kick-Off” Orientation as a freshman transition experience. With the support of administration they are offering this opportunity for all incoming freshmen to be held Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Carroll County High School. 

  • Not all foods need to be cooked to be enjoyed

     With this heat we have been having, I am sure it’s just as hard for you as it is for me to decide what to prepare for every meal. 

    I sometimes just stand in front of the open refrigerator door and try to figure out what sounds good.  Then I think about all the fresh foods now coming from our gardens and try to determine the best way to prepare them.

    You know, we don’t always have to cook the food. Many times it is even better eaten raw.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of July 18, 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.


  • One person killed, two injured in Carroll County accident

    A father was killed and his wife and child were seriously injured after being involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, July 15 on I-71 North in Carroll County. 

    At approximately 6:30 p.m., William Wildeboer, 56, of Woodlawn, Ky. was driving northbound on I-71 at the 39 mile marker. After he swerved to miss debris in the roadway, his vehicle went into a ditch and flipped several times, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Carroll County Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker pronounced Wildeboer dead at the scene. 

  • The Great Outdoors
  • Parks and Rec youth soccer sign-ups

     Registration will be held July 16-27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Carroll County Parks and Recreation co-ed youth soccer league. The parks and rec office is located on the third floor of the county courthouse. Completed forms may be returned to the office or mailed with payment to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main St., Carrollton Ky., 41008.

  • Air conditioners stolen from two area churches

    Two Carroll County churches fell victim to air conditioner thieves during the month of June, and law enforcement believes the thefts are connected.

    The first theft was reported on June 7 at Dividing Ridge Baptist Church, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release. A state maintenance worker was in the area and heard gas coming from the copper line connecting the air conditioning unit to the church.

    He contacted Carroll County central dispatch, and Sheriff Jamie Kinman responded.

  • Sheriff investigating asphalt company

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an asphalt and sealcoating company that is allegedly scamming residents, particularly the elderly.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said R&R Asphalt and Sealcoating has allegedly taken $2,300 from two victims in May and June, according to a sheriff’s office news release. One home was in the Ghent and Sanders area, while the other was on Hwy. 55.

    Kinman said the men allegedly target homes with blacktop driveways and elderly residents.

  • State prepares for an aging population

     Like the rest of the nation, Kentucky is seeing a definite graying trend as more and more Baby Boomers move past their 65th birthday and a growing number of citizens reach their nineties and beyond.