Today's News

  • Heroin forum sheds light on serious drug problem in region
  • Carroll County District Court | July 24, 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 17-18, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Splish, Splash!


     The 21st Century Community Learning Center held its first session of summer camp July 8-19. The second session began July 22 and will end Aug. 2. The children kept cool on the last day of camp by taking turns on the water slide and eating popsicles.

  • Pair in Tennessee may have link to Goodin burglary

    Two Bedford individuals are in custody in the Sumner County (Tenn.) Jail in connection with last week’s burglary of the Milton home of Keith and Jennifer Goodin.

    Terry Wayne Hopper and Pamela Bentz, both 44 of Church Street in Bedford, were arrested in Portland, Tenn., Thursday while allegedly attempting to sell goods that had been reported stolen in Kentucky. Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Monday the couple is suspected in at least three burglaries in Trimble County, another in Carroll County and one in Switzerland County, Ind.

  • Bye Bye Bridge
  • Fremin leaves grants, PR to head ‘back to school’

    After nine years as the first Carroll County Schools director of public relations and grant writer, Jeff Fremin is returning to his roots. Starting in August, he will be the new Carroll County Middle School instructional coach, returning to the school for the fourth time in his career.

  • State police investigating P’ville audit


    The News-Democrat

    Findings from a city of Prestonville audit conducted by Ross and Co., PPLC, for the 2007-08 fiscal year have been turned over the Kentucky State Police for further investigation after auditor Ed Lentz marked some it as suspicious.

    Lentz presented a summary of the audit during the July 15 Prestonville Commission meeting. Afterwards, Lentz told the commission, “I would certainly consider law enforcement look at some of these items.”

  • KSP report finds ‘operator error’ cause of bus incident

    After a lengthy investigation, Kentucky State Police have determined that the cause of the Oct. 29, 2012, incident involving a Carroll County Head Start school bus driven by Laura Reed was “operator error with the main error being overcorrecting/over steering.”

  • Carroll Faces | July 17, 2013
  • Education News | July 17, 2013

    Clifton graduates magna cum laude

    Cody Clifton, formerly of Carrollton, graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in art.

    Clifton is the son of Perry and Donna Clifton of Carrollton and the grandson of George and Eva Ingram of Carrollton and the late Leslie and Shirley Clifton.


    Two local students graduate from EKU