Today's News

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 15, 2012

    County’s real-property tax rate decreases

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to lower the real property tax rate from 4.5 percent to 4.3 percent per $100 assessed property. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson pointed out that in 2003, the real property tax was 13.3 percent. All other tax rates remained the same.

    Locust Bridge to be closed 8-10 days

  • Panther football back under the lights Friday vs. Pendleton

    Heading into the scrimmage against Fort Knox High School Friday, Aug. 10, football head coach Mike Weedman did not know what kind of team he would be putting out on to the field. Normally, scrimmages are not treated like real games; they are used to evaluate individuals. However, this season, Weedman said he used it to evaluate his team.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 15, 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.


  • James selected KMEA 5th District Administrator of the Year

    Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District, has been selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 5th District Superintendent of the Year. James is being recognized for her efforts to increase student participation in the arts since 2008 when she became superintendent.

  • Eldridge graduates from UK

    Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge, daughter of Emory and Jan Eldridge and granddaughter of Earl and Dorothy Floyd, all of Carrollton, graduated May 6, 2012, from the University of Kentucky College of Education.

    While a student at UK Eldridge was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society and was Vice-President of the UK Hunt-Seat Equestrian Team.

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  • Winburn earns degree from Western Governors University

    Pamela Winburn of Carrollton received a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University.

    On July 14 the online, nonprofit university held its semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, and celebrated the graduation of more than 3,200 graduates – WGU’s largest class ever. This year, Western Governors University celebrates its 15th anniversary. Incorporated in 1997, the university has grown to a national institution with more than 33,000 students and 16,000 graduates in just 15 years.

  • New kids on the block: Carroll County Schools welcome new personnel

    Jennifer Douglas, Early Head Start Nurturer & Family Service Worker

    Katherine Jordan, Early Head Start Nurturer & Family Service Worker

    Barbie Ball, Winn Primary Instructional Assistant

    Whitney Barnes, Winn Primary 2nd Grade Teacher

    Danielle Frick, Winn Primary Kindergarten Teacher

    Monica Meadows, Winn Primary Cook/Baker  


    Colleen Carter, Cartmell Elementary Custodian

    Heather Goodale, Cartmell Elementary Special Education Teacher 

  • Two-vehicle crash in Trimble County kills motorcyclist Aug. 10

    A motorcyclist was killed Aug. 10 in a crash on Hwy. 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a call at 7:28 p.m. of a crash between a motorcyle and a truck. Preliminary investigation shows Mark Rexroat, 43, of Bedford was traveling east on Hwy. 42 on his motorcycle. Perry Cook, 49, of Bedford was traveling west on Hwy. 42 in a truck, according to the KSP release.