Today's News

  • Kinman pleads not guilty to charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman entered a not guilty plea on charges of tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct Monday, Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Kinman and his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, appeared in court for the arraignment.

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Kinman on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Looking for work? Career Connections offers assistance

    Local businesses and industries are looking for qualified workers to fill positions. One of the places they turn to is Carroll County Career Connections, located in the Parklane Shopping Center, 1209 Highland Ave.

    The most recent federal report listed the unemployment rate for Carroll County as 5.6 percent, slightly below the federal unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

  • Business owners, community members voice concerns with EIP

    Business owners, residents and members of the Carrollton Main Street Program and Design and Review Board presented their ideas to Carrollton City Council Monday, Nov. 17, for changes to the Enterprise Incentive Program. No action was taken at the special meeting, and Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday a first reading on the ordinance is not currently on the next council agenda, Nov. 24.

  • Jack Frost visits Carroll

    Carroll County welcomed winter Monday, as the area was hit with about four inches of snow overnight.

    School was canceled at both Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton Monday, while Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton was on a two-hour delay. Carroll and CAC both had a one-hour delay Tuesday.

    Carroll County will make up the Nov. 17, snow day Dec. 22, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Curell said.

  • Nov. 28 Closings

     The following businesses and agencies are closed Nov. 28: 

    Carroll Circuit Court, 732-4305

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office, 732-7005

    Carroll County Judge-Exec.  Office, 732-7000

    All Carroll County Schools, 732-7070

    Christian Academy of Carrollton, 732-4734

    Carrollton Utilities, 732-7055

    Kentucky Utilities, (800) 383-5582

    County Attorney’s Office, 732-4281

    City of Carrollton, 732-7060

  • Clarifications | Nov. 20, 2014

    In the Nov. 17, issue of The News-Democrat, the Carrollton City Council brief “City to franchise with Kentucky Utilities” should have read that the city approved second reading of an ordinance creating a franchise for the city’s electric needs.

  • Study shows violent behavior in schools on decline in Kentucky

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.

    Overall, the news is good.  Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.

  • Snow Day!
  • Ladies will play up-temp style

    Lone senior center Lauren Moore will control the lane and anchor a Lady Panthers team returning six players this season with quality varsity experience.

    “We’re gong to have better overall team speed, which will allow us to press more, which will allow for up tempo-type games, we’re hoping,” third-year head coach Paul Stone said.

    Despite graduating four seniors from last season’s squad, the Lady Panthers have eight letter-winners returning, six of whom played considerable minutes.

  • Shooting will be boys’ strength

    After graduating five seniors, including four starters, the Carroll County High School boys basketball team will look to new faces to step up this season.

    One of those will be Taylor Schirmer, the Panthers’ lone senior. Schirmer played minutes in quite a few games last season and has been working on his shooting and overall game in the offseason, head coach Carroll Yager said. “He’s one of those players that will put a great deal of energy in getting loose balls and rebounds,” he said.