Today's News

  • Prestonville Bridge repair begins Oct. 17

    Repairs to the Kentucky River Bridge will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and are scheduled to be complete Nov. 15.

    The bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be placed on each end of the bridge. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stated in a news release.

    The contract was awarded to Judy C. Harp Company, Inc. of Frankfort, Ky. The awarded bid was for $197,363.

  • Deaths of Carroll teacher, wife under investigation

    Indiana officials are investigating the Friday deaths of a Cartmell Elementary School teacher and his wife, in Jefferson County, Ind.

    Madison Police found Anthony “Tony” Russell, 51, of Deputy, Ind., dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle when they responded to a call to the 800 block of South Second Street, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the agency leading the investigation.

  • CCMS review set on work deadline

    The Oct. 7 deadline for Marrillia Construction to complete the Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project has passed, but two major projects were completed in the week leading up to that date.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said in an interview Oct. 11, that the two projects were finished while students were out on their fall break. The drainage issue in front of the gym entry doors on the east side has been addressed. This work was completed on Oct. 7.

  • Two Owenton residents killed in fatal shooting in Carroll

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 is investigating the fatal shooting of a man and a woman Friday, Oct. 7, at the Double H Farms in Carroll County.

  • Lady Panthers’ season ends with district tourney loss

    The Lady Panthers’ soccer season came to a close Tuesday night, as the No. 4 seed Carroll squad lost 9-0 to No. 1 seed Gallatin in the 31st District Tournament at Owen County.

    The game quickly got out of hand for the Lady Panthers, as they trailed 7-0 at halftime.

    Gallatin’s Kaylee Terrell scored the first goal of the game with just over one minute ticked off the clock at 38:50 left in the first half. She finished the game with a team-high five goals.

  • Guidarini named new site manager at Dow Chemical

    Jim Guidarini is the new site manager at the Carrollton Dow-Corning site as the operation begins its integration into the Dow Chemical Company family.

    Guidarini takes over for Larry Tarvestad who will remain at the Carrollton site. Tarvestad, who was site manager for six years, will work on expanding the Carrollton site through integrating parts of other Dow-Corning sites as Dow Chemical integrates changes.

  • KSP seeks assistance identifying sexual assault suspect

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault investigation. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sept. 20, KSP received a call that an adult female had been sexually and physically assaulted in the community of Bedford, Ky., according to a news release. The incident occurred on West Avenue, and the victim walked to the Valero gas station on Hwy. 42 to report the incident.

  • Two Owenton residents killed in fatal shooting in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 is investigating the fatal shooting of a man and a woman Friday, Oct. 7, at the Double H Farms in Carroll County.

  • Public Records | Oct. 6, 2016

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Community Calendar | Oct. 6, 2016

    New events

    Saturday, Oct. 8

    Friends of Butler Annual golf Scramble at General butler State Resort Park, featuring celebrity guests, giveaways and raffles. Beginning at 7 a.m. Call Tina Courtney (502) 525-2534.