Today's News

  • Fiscal Court approved budget on first reading

    Carroll County’s $12.3 million budget is now on-track to win approval after a quick motion and vote at the May 27 fiscal court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson originally brought up the spending plan for fiscal 2014-15 at the May 13 meeting, but magistrates indicated they had not looked at the document and were not prepared to vote on it that day.

    This time, it sailed through approval with no comment or concerns raised.

  • Sheppard, Polson bring positive message to Carroll


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    Two former University of Kentucky basketball players visited with students at local elementary schools and held a community event May 30 at Carroll County Middle School.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the events with Jarrod Polson, a senior guard from the 2012 National Championship team and this year’s runners-up team, and Jeff Sheppard, a guard who played for both Rick Pitino’s 1996 championship team and Orlando “Tubby” Smith’s 1998 championship team.

  • Trimble native Blair begins internship at The News-Democrat, Trimble Banner

    Keep your eye out for a new addition covering news and events for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner this summer.

    Trimble County native Jacob Blair, an Eastern Kentucky University senior, will be working for the local newspapers for 10 weeks as a part of the Kentucky Press Association internship offered to college students interested in journalism or public relations.

  • First Friday kicks off summer full of events in downtown

    The weather has changed and I’m excited about all of the outdoor activities that are coming up in downtown Carrollton.

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Fridays at the Courthouse Square returns from 4-8 p.m., Friday, June 6, with live music from the Downtown County Band, a favorite of crowds from years past.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2014
  • Carroll County District Court Records | June 5, 2014

    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.


  • Family Fitness Nights will return in September

    Thanks to generous community donations and a successful five-week pilot, the Family Fitness Night program will begin September 2014 in the Carroll County School District.

    “I want these events to be a fun way for families to exercise together,” said Carrie Smith, health services coordinator for the district. “Having a routine of exercising year-round is beneficial for everyone in a family, not just the kids. Our Family Fitness Nights are a great way for the whole family unit to spend time together and to get fit.”

  • Christian Academy of Carrollton Honor Roll

    First Grade

    A Honor Roll

    Abigail Young, Coy Willhoite, Caitlyn Satchwell and Sargun Kaur.

    A/B Honor Roll

    Lili Short.

    Perfect Attendance

    Sky Mayes and Coy Willhoite.

    Second Grade

    A Honor Roll

    Daisy Mayes and Karah Southworth.

    A and B Honor Roll

    Gabriel Combs, Braydon Taylor and Clay Cooper.

    Perfect Attendance

    Daisy Mayes.

    Third Grade

    A Honor Roll

    Luke Shea and Isabella Nelson.

    A and B Honor Roll

  • Cyber crimes increase in state, nation

    If identity theft still seems like a relatively rare crime when compared to other types of stealing, the truth is that it plays a much bigger role than one might think.

    According to a report last December by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, it was responsible for nearly $25 billion in financial losses nationwide in 2012, which was $10 billion more than all other property crimes combined.

  • Moore selected for junior All-Star game