Today's News

  • State investing millions to increase Internet speeds in the rural areas

    Three months ago, when the Washington Post ran a story comparing peak broadband internet speeds among the states, the news for Kentucky was not good: We came in last, behind Arkansas. Our rate is half of what can be found in Virginia, which placed second.

  • Champions hosts a heroin town hall at Sanders Thursday

    Summer is here! To many, that means family gatherings, cookouts, pool time and other fun events. Although school is no longer in session, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will continue to work hard through June and July to ensure your summer fun is safe, informed and drug free.

  • Yellow Jackets Sign-Ups

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets football teams are holding sign-ups 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 9, at the County Park for ages 5-11 and any 12 years olds that will be in the sixth grade. For more information call Scott Rose (502) 525-7885, Terry Cauley (502) 523-6856 or George Hicks (502) 525-5629.

  • Athletic complex on schedule

    The construction is on schedule and the turf company is on-site ready to begin work at the Carroll County High School athletic complex. The grade work is complete and the field will actually be a foot higher than the current grade, RossTarrant Project Manager Eric Steva reported to the Board of Education June 18. Drainage for the athletic field will be installed in the foundation.

    The drainage to take the water across the road to the big pond also is complete, he said.

  • Ribbon Cutting | Zilasue and EKT Construction
  • Ribbon Cutting | Tees & Sew On
  • Senior Calendar | June 25, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twc.bc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.

    Thursday, June 25: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; Pot luck lunch with Warsaw, noon.

    Friday, June 26: Health Rhythm Drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Photo contest winners

     Susan Marlette and Barb Clymer won top spots in the 2015 Capture Historic Downtown Photo Contest, sponsored by Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat held as part of the June First Friday on the Courthouse Square event.

    Marlette won the first and third place awards in the color division. She also claimed second place in the black-and-white division.

    Dwight Louden claimed the second place honors in the color division.

  • Public records | June 25, 2015

    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.


  • Farmers must turn to soy beans, other crops to make ends meet


    The State Journal

    After being hampered because of a shortage of help and increasingly restrictive regulations, many veteran tobacco farmers in Franklin County have stopped growing the crop entirely.

    Kerry Redding, who says tobacco has been part of his livelihood for decades, says this is the first time in 30 years he has not planted the crop.

    “It’s just different,” Redding said. “It feels funny not to be doing it anymore.”