Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 29, 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 last push as book deadline looms

    Well, my first draft is in, but I’m still holding spots for more photos – particularly of area churches and scenes of yesteryear from Worthville, Sanders, Prestonville, English and Locust.

    Also, if anyone has old photos of the Butler-Turpin House, maybe before it was renovated, and the Masterson House, perhaps when it was deeded to the Port William Historical Society. I am literally within days of my final deadline, so call me soon.

  • New faces to write columns in the N-D

    Carrollton may be a small town, but it is full of talented, knowledgeable individuals, and there is always something happening somewhere.

    As your community newspaper, The News-Democrat strives to report on the many goings-on in Carroll County, local news that you cannot find in the daily metros.

    To continue this commitment, the newspaper will begin featuring five new local columnists beginning in next week’s Sept. 5 edition.

  • Cheerleaders compete at Swiss Wine Fest
  • CCAS, Boyd say ‘good-bye’ to Spinner

    I am writing with a heavy heart tonight.  Our Carroll County Animal Support group suffered a loss this past week: little Spinner, about whom the News-Democrat featured an article recently left us. 

    While this little dog had a rough beginning, beginning with being thrown out of the window of a moving car, he had tender love and care, first from Tammie Crawford and for the longest time from Leah Scott Hill and her daughters Savannah and Ashley. 

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 29, 2012
  • State gets its first confirmed case of flu

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT –Following reports of the first lab-confirmed cases of influenza this season, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a vaccination against influenza as soon as vaccine becomes available from their health care provider.

  • Courthouse closed until Wednesday, Sept. 5, due to holiday, furlough

    Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. Circuit Court Clerk Laman Stark wanted to remind everyone that this furlough would be at the tail end of the Labor Day weekend. The office will be open until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, but would not re-open until Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • Former area supervisor is new CCATC principal

    When students walked through the doors of the Carroll County Area Technology Center for the first time this school year, they were greeted by a new face at the helm.

    Former area supervisor Mary Stratton was named the new principal at the school that educates students from Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin and Owen counties.

    “I’ve worked with this school before,” she said. “It’s a great school, and I’ve already worked with the superintendents of the other five schools in the past … It was a good fit for me.”

  • Court pledges share of 911 project; state awards Locust bridge contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed on Tuesday to pledge it’s half of the cost to upgrade the 911 system used by the Carrolton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County’s Emergency Medical Service.

    On Aug. 1, Police Chief Mike Willhoite told the court that the 911 server at dispatch was installed six years ago and was expected to last five years. Part of the system is only three years old, and Willhoite said he is working only to replace the oldest equipment.