Today's News

  • Dates change for 4-H camp; Gross’s wilt impacts corn crop

    The dates for 4-H Camp have changed to Monday, July 2 to Thursday, July 5. Camper applications are now available at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The age for campers is 9-13. All campers must be age 9 by July 2, 2012. The cost of camp is $165 per camper.

    Applications and payment are due to the Extension office no later than May 30. Please do not delay in getting in your application, for there are a limited number of camper spots.

    Adult counselors, junior counselors and counselors in training are also needed. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 14, 2012

    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.


  • House approves 2012-13 budget based on governor’s spending plan

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • Meth Lab discovered during traffic stop

    A traffic stop in Trimble County led to the arrest of the driver for manufacturing methamphetamine. On March 8 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Noble stopped a vehicle driven by Corey Wardrup, 21, of Campbellsburg, Ky. on Rowlett Avenue in Bedford, according to a news release. A meth lab was allegedly discovered during a search of the vehicle. Troopers also allegedly found two ounces of finished methamphetamine inside the vehicle. No children were present during the stop. 

  • Council considers plan to extend wifi

    Carrollton City Council is considering a proposal from tech company Powered On that the company says will fix the current issues with the citywide Wifi.

    Powered On owner Brent Graves presented council with a quote for $2,912.90, which would include the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week. He also provided council with a map of the current antennas and proposed locations for the new antennas.

  • Group seeks fiscal court funding for 4-H agent

    Carroll County’s Extension Council and its volunteers want the county to provide the funding to help get a full-time 4-H agent back on the job here.

    At Tuesday morning’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, council members, volunteers and the county’s Extension agents came seeking “stop-gap funding” of up to $46,350 for the 4-H position’s salary over the next two years.

  • Groups set up methods to donate in county, state

    Local residents have options for making donations of needed items and money to aid their local community.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is working with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and all local banks to set up accounts where local residents can donate money to assist people here in the community. Any leftover funds would then be considered to aid some of the other harder-hit counties in Kentucky.

  • Officials warn residents of scams

    With Carroll County now declared a disaster area by President Barak Obama, local residents must be on guard against scams linked to charities, contractors and others who seek to cash in on the destruction and damage left by the March 2 tornado and storms that swept through the area.

    County officials say five homes were destroyed in the county and 52 other structures received limited to moderate damage from the EF-1 tornado that is believed to have packed winds of 95-105 miles an hour.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 7, 2012

    Wednesday, March 7

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, March 8

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

  • KCADD elects Carroll judge as officer

    The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts named Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson as Treasurer for 2012-13 during their board meeting Feb. 9, at the Capitol Annex.