Today's News

  • Martin pleads guilty, sentenced

    Correction: Due to a reporter’s error, an article published on April 27, 2017, incorrectly stated that charges against Jarod R. Martin were dropped.


    The News-Democrat

    Under a plea agreement signed April 24, Jarrod R. Martin entered a guilty plea to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the death of his infant child. He was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

  • Ribbon Cutting | Joyce’s This and That
  • Tractor show
  • Graduation 2017 — Christian Academy of Carrollton
  • Results of the Carroll County All-Comers track meet

    100 METER DASH

    14.42 SB Mallory Bickers 2nd

    15.77 SB Kacey Ogburn 5th


    56-7.25 Kacey Ogburn 4th

    43-11.5 SB Mallory Bickers 11th


    22-8.75 SB Mallory Bickers 4th

    21-11.75 SB Kacey Ogburn 6th


    100 METER DASH

    11.59 SB Darrius Watson 1st

    12.56 SB Guillermo Cruz 2nd

    14.98 Ravi Patel 5th

    200 METER DASH

    33.48 Darrius Watson 3rd

    400 METER DASH

    59.00 Guillermo Cruz 1st

  • Family farm transitions are an important issue to discuss

    The average age of farmers in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be a difficult topic to discuss.

    It is important to realize that at some point every farm business will experience a transfer of ownership, either with or without owner participation. The farm business can transfer in one of two ways: either as a viable farm business or as a set of assets.

  • Distracted Driving–Not just Teen’s

    With summer coming and school being out soon, there will be more and more traffic on the roads. Being aware of drivers around you and being extra careful will help cut down on accidents and could save your life.

    It is estimated that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use. There are many myths regarding cell phone use and driving. Many people know that using cell phones to text while driving is dangerous, but many underestimate the danger that is still present when using the cell phone for a conversation while driving.

  • Clues for next 4-H Clover hunt; Project Day is Saturday, May 13

    As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues:

  • Senior Calendar | May 11, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, May 11: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; nutrition sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | May 11, 2017

    Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, May 15-June 30 offering lots of games, prizes and entertainers. It’s time to sign up for the summer reading program: Build a Better World. Inflatable bouncy houses, Sno-cones, Cotton candy and more surprises. Dinner will be provided to families who are signing up. Drop in Monday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. All ages welcome.

    New events

    Monday, May 15: Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 4-7 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 16: Make a seed bomb and plant the sunflower circle, preschoolers, 11 a.m.