Today's News

  • Carrollton man arrested on sex-related charges involving three minors

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County man on several sex-related charges.

    Principe Llerena 23, of 168 Floyd St., was arrested on March 22 at about 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg by Detective Steve Goodale.

    Llerena was charged with six counts of third degree rape, six counts of third degree sodomy and two counts of first degree sexual abuse. The charges stem from several encounters Llerena allegedly had with three teenage girls over the past year, according to a news release.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 28, 2012

    City allows CFD to train in vacant city property

  • Community cleanup
  • Adults have opportunity to serve as 4-H camp counselors

    On March 9, 2012, President Obama declared six Indiana Counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3.

    As a result of the declaration, six Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. 

    These counties are Carroll, Daviess, Henderson, Jefferson, Oldham and Trimble.

  • Rand says emergency measures will help area’s tornado victims

    Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, joined House and Senate leaders and members in announcing legislation that would assist owners of buildings damaged in the March 2 tornadoes with tax relief. The bill would also help schools and staff suffering with potential loss of funds due to absences caused by the disaster.

  • Building relationships: Grandparents, other relatives raising children

    This message is especially directed to grandparents and other relatives who find themselves raising children, and is useful for all parents.

    Child-ren’s development flourishes when they have close, trusting relationships with the adults who care for them. Keeping a close interactive relationship is one of the most important things you do with children. 

    Here are some ideas for you as you as a parent especially when parenting youth who have gone through rough times and may not be as receptive to you as you might wish. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 28, 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.


  • Getting ready for Trooper Island
  • Sports briefs | March 28, 2012

    Softball Lady Panthers 3-2 on the season

    The Lady Panthers defeated Williamstown on March 19 on the road, 16-6. They also defeated Shelby County at home March 26, 5-2.

    Kayla Williamson led the team against Williamstown with four hits and three runs. Michaela Culver had three hits, Sarah Hawkins had two hits, and the following players all logged a hit: Mackenzie Ogden, Mackenzi Hawkins, Kelsey Ogden, Hannah McEndre and Haley Dermon.

    Statistics from the Shelby County game were unavailable by press time.

  • Track Meet | March 28, 2012

    The Panthers were in action Tuesday, March 20 at Shelby County, but were missing several key seniors due to the Winter Sports Banquet. However, the team had strong showings from the sophomores and middle school athletes, head coach Joe Creager said.

    The Panthers were led by seniors Devin Gray, whose performance in the 4x800, 1600, 800 and 4x400 helped earn the Panthers 10 of their 15 team points, and Dylan Jack, who finished 4th in the high jump earning the remaining 5 points.