Today's News

  • Providing care for wild animals is dangerous, illegal

    Watching wildlife is a really fun and exciting activity. It can be very enjoyable to watch wildlife in their natural state in our surroundings. This time of year can be especially exciting because the young wild animals can be seen.

    If we are outside, we may come across young wild animals that appear to be abandoned or orphaned. The big question is what should we do about it?

    First and foremost, do not bring the animal in your home for care. This may be the worst thing you can do for these young animals.

  • Carroll County District Court | June 12, 2013

    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, June 5-6, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • County adds 20th outdoor warning siren to alert public

    Anyone who was on the campus at Carroll County High School last Wednesday will know this already. Carroll County’s 20th Community Outdoor Warning System is in and working.

    The new, solar-powered warning siren is upgraded to be louder than the other 19, allowing it to be heard from the football field and track area all the way across the high school campus to Cartmell Elementary School for its first monthly test.

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  • Howe, Winslow brought businesses to Carrollton

    Doing the research for the “Images of America” book was a lot of fun, but unfortunately the format didn’t allow me to put in much information about any one person or event.

    Case in point: Beverly Winslow Howe, whose image appears on Page 56. Howe was a member of a very prominent and influential family that was involved in many businesses in Carrollton. He was born in this city Nov. 18, 1885, to William F. and Louisiana (a.k.a. Louise) Winslow Howe.



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    More than 50 antique cars lined up for the Kentucky Kruisers annual car show Saturday.

    Organizers this year decided to hold the show earlier in the summer and move it to the entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Previously, the show was held in September at Point Park, but that location was in heavy demand.

    Brent Stucker, who has been president of the organization for six years, said the new location offers more shade and less competition with other events.

  • Son of Carrollton native selected in Major League Baseball draft

    Boys and girls all over the country playing baseball in their backyard dream of growing up to become the next Derek Jeter or Jennie Finch.

    Bowling Green native Hunter Green is living the dream.

    Hunter was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Calif., in the second round with the 59th pick of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, June 6.

  • Feeding of the 400

    Four-hundred needy families in Carroll County received food and toiletry items Tuesday, June 11, through Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities.

  • Company faces steep fines for bridge delay

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is levying fines against Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., the firm in charge of the bridge-replacement project at Locust Creek on Hwy. 36.

    According to Judy’s contract with District 6, Hwy. 36 was supposed to be reopened to traffic by Saturday, June 8, and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • CCCDC hires former NKY Main Street manager


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    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation (CCCDC) has a new executive director. Bob Yoder took the position on Monday, June 3.

    Yoder’s previous experience includes work with Northern Kentucky Community Action, renaissance coordinator for the City of Erlanger and Main Street manager for the City of Newport.