Today's News

  • 2015 Little Rookies sign up

    Registration for Parks and Recreation Little Rookies basketball will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27-Nov. 7, Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the third floor of the courthouse. Forms also can be mailed with payment before deadline to 440 Main Street, Carrollton, Ky., 41008. Forms also can be faxed to (502) 732-7033 and payment mailed.

    Children ages 3-5 as of Jan. 1, 2015, will be in the lower league, while children 6 through second grade will be in the upper league.

  • Trimble Co. ‘Good Samaritan’ dies


    Landmark News Service

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 23, 2014

    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.


  • Walker wants to finish projects

    Prestonville Mayor Billy Walker is seeking election to his first full term in the city’s top job. 

    Under his leadership during the past 18 months, Walker said he has seen growth in Prestonville, but said he “would like to continue to do more.”

  • Moore seeks to bring ‘change’

    Chris Moore is ready for another shot as mayor of Prestonville, saying he believes the people are ready for a change. 

    “I feel I did a good job last time,” Moore said. Based on the requests from some of the voters, he believes they must also feel that way. “A few people have come and asked me to run,” Moore said. 

  • Ghent must change ways to prosper, Browning says

    Ghent mayoral candidate Karen Browning says it is time for a change.

    “Ghent is on the cusp of progressing to a new level,” Browning said.  “We need to solidify our city government.”

    “City government needs to evolve to a more business-like atmosphere,” said Browning. “The general record keeping is not being given its due diligence.”

  • Mumphrey eyes another term to continue work

    William Mumphrey is seeking another term as mayor saying he wants to continue improving the future of the City of Ghent.

    “I am talking about having a good quality of life for the citizens of Ghent,” Mumphrey said. “There has been much accomplished during my eight years but much more to get done. Another four years will finish some of the projects I want going.”

    Mumphrey said it usually comes down to the math. What do the numbers tell us about where the city is and what does the city want to get done.

  • Mefford wanting Ghent projects to be completed

    Ghent city commissioner Lonnie Mefford is running for mayor because he wants Ghent to become a good town again.

    “Years ago this was a good town,” Mefford said. “I want us to get back on track to being a good town again.”

    To accomplish this dream, the city needs to decide what it wants to be, Mefford said. Goals need to be set with an end in mind and put into writing with deadlines attached so there is at least a five-year rolling plan.

  • Soccer season ends with Regional loss

    The Carroll County boys soccer team had high hopes that this would finally be the year they would break out and win their first 8th Region tournament game. Unfortunately, they will have to wait until next year to get another shot at it.

    The Panthers lost 5-0 to defending Regional Champion North Oldham Monday, Oct. 20, at the Shelby County Soccer Complex.

  • Locals meet celebrities in scramble