Today's News

  • Fourth Street building razed to make way for parking lot


    The News Democrat Intern

    The middle school is about to get its own parking lot.

    The Carroll County Board of Education recently purchased the property on the corner of Fourth Street and Seminary Street for $130,000. The .646 acre property was formerly owned by James Vannarsdall.

  • Council should vote down long-term stays at new campground

     It is more than disappointing to see that Carrollton City Council is already considering going back on a commitment made to local residents when the concept of developing an RV campground on the banks of the Kentucky River was considered and adopted last year.

    At a special meeting last week, city council discussed a resolution that would offer discounts to those who stay for 15 days. That’s a great idea. It might inspire folks to visit our city and take in our region’s natural beauty for more than a few days at a time.

  • Beshear signs synthetic drug bill; targets items including ‘bath salts’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Saying the law would help Kentucky stay one step ahead of backyard chemists who constantly change the formulas of banned drugs to keep them legal, Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday May, 31, ceremonially signed House Bill 481, which bans whole classes of synthetic drugs.

    The new law, which was passed by lawmakers in this year’s legislative session, targets substances that are often sold as bath salts and potpourri but which have harmful and hallucinogenic effects.

  • Leeper, Raisor to leave principal posts

    Two Carroll County principals have stepped down from their posts.

    Carroll County High School Principal John Leeper has accepted the principal job for Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County. Carroll County Area Technology Center Principal Crystal Raisor will be teaching at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center next school year.

    “It was a difficult decision, but one that will allow me to be closer to my children during the school day,” Leeper said.

  • Council eyes discount rates, may consider long-term stays

    The Two Rivers Campground could soon be giving a discount to select individuals and offering a weekly flat fee for up to a 15-day stay.

  • 2012 Klein Toolbox Award

     Wayne Griffin, left, of Klein Tools, presents a toolbox to Nate Moore, middle. Moore, a junior at Carroll County High School, received this toolbox as an award for exceptional work in the classroom at the Area Technology Center, on June 5.  Previously this award was only given to seniors, but Chuck Hollingsworth, right, decided Moore was most deserving of the award out of the students in his Industrial Machine Repair class. 

  • Six county economic task force to hire a coordinator


    The News-Democrat

    Six counties joined forces last Thursday to expand local businesses and employment.

    The judge-executives from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble counties have been meeting together to form the I-71 Kentucky Corridor Regional Task Force, Inc.

  • Grainger scholarship

  • Tilley named to 2012 dean’s list

     The University of Northwestern Ohio announced that John D. Tilley of Carrollton has been named to the Dean’s List for the March 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies.

    He is the son of John Scott Tilley of Carrollton and Donna Tilley of Gallatin County and grandson of John P. and Lavern Tilley of Carrollton.

  • $5 vaccination clinic set for June 16

     Three Rivers District Health Department, the Wallace Animal Clinic and Minch Animal Clinic will sponsor Rabies Vaccination Clinics on Saturday, June 16, at Carroll County Health Center, 401 Eleventh Street, in Carrollton from 4-6 p.m.

    Bring in dogs, cats, and ferrets for their annual vaccination for only $5. Other vaccinations will be available upon request for additional charge.