Today's News

  • Police arrest 18 in latest drug roundup

    Thirteen people were arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges after a drug roundup Thursday, June 12, covering Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 13 people who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics

  • Construction abounds this summer in county


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Ongoing roadwork was the main topic of discussion at the Carroll County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Friday, June 13.

  • Trimble man charged with Marathon robbery

    A Trimble County man was arrested the morning of June 11 following a robbery the night before at the Marathon station in Campbellsburg, Ky.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. advising that someone had just robbed the Marathon and fled on foot from the store, according to a news release. The worker at the Marathon advised the subject demanded money, but did not brandish a weapon. Troopers set up a perimeter in the area, but were unable to find the subject. 

  • Two arrested at meth lab located on Hwy. 36

    Two people were arrested Tuesday, June 10 after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a home at 205 Hwy. 36 West. Troopers from KSP Post 5 went to the home of Ricky Shelton, 56, of Carrollton, after obtaining information that he and Dana Harmon, 49, of Louisville were possibly manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence, according to a news release. Troopers learned that Harmon had an outstanding warrant for probation violation and contacted Probation and Parole. After Probation and Parole arrived, a search of the home was conducted. 

  • Caterpillars create change in children’s corner

    Carroll County Public Library would like to introduce everyone to its two new friends in the children’s section: Smarty Marty and Skittle. If you haven’t visited the library lately, the two new additions are hard to miss.

  • Thirteen contestants vie for title of Carrollton Idol

    From the audition process to the talent to the location, Carrollton Idol has grown bigger and more extravagant in its third year as the area’s premier singing competition. After two years at the Carroll County Fair, Carrollton Idol has broken out on its own and will host a two-night show June 27-28 at the Carroll County Middle School. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

  • Memorial Poker Run June 22

    A poker run will be held Sunday, June 22, in memory of Eric Scott Mahoney who died on May 21, 2014, of Crohn’s Disease. Ride will begin at General ?Butler State Park at the Memorial Site, off Hwy 227. Sign up is from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost is $25 a couple or $20 single. $100 to Best Poker Hand. Ride will end at Freddie Yager’s Farm on Notch Lick Road. A hog will be cooked. Free to all riders, if not riding, cost is $5 a plate. For more information call (502) 750-0510.

  • City Council | Special meeting June 16, 2014

    City amends 2013-2014 budget

  • Advice for city leaders: don’t lose momentum

    Saturday’s ribbon cutting for the river walk in Carrollton signals the crucial second step in efforts to bring more visitors to our community and to enhance local residents’ enjoyment of our river views.

    As I walked toward the river walk Sunday night, I stopped to chat with some local folks who agree the new offerings are on the verge of  “taking off.”

    The key word there is “verge.” We still have things to do that will fill the 2Rivers Campground on a regular basis and increase traffic in our downtown.

  • Health issues poll shows state making progress on many fronts

    In 2008, two non-profit organizations focused on improving our collective health began regularly asking Kentuckians their views about some of the day’s most pressing issues.

    The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has since proven to be a good barometer of what seems to be working and where more attention may be needed.