Today's News

  • Getting hemp over the legalization hump

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    The wide level of support in Kentucky for industrial hemp has raised hopes that the commonwealth could become one of the first and biggest producers of the crop in the United States.

    First, though, the federal government would have to make it legal, and the General Assembly would need to pass legislation to regulate industrial hemp production.

    Kentucky politicians at the federal and state level think both approvals could come soon.

  • Snakes, singing employees mark retirees’ fond memories at P.O.

    After 32 years and seven months of service to Carrollton’s Post Office, Harold Oder punched his time card for the last time Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    Postmaster Sandy Ellegood and the rest of the staff celebrated Oder’s retirement with food and fond memories, along with Doug Terry, who retired Nov. 30 after working there 29 years.

    Terry’s primary job was maintenance of the building, which was built in 1902. But, when necessary, he also carried the mail and worked at the clerk’s desk.

  • School Menu | Jan. 30, 2013

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: Chili, grilled cheese, chilled broccoli and carrots with dip, pineapple tidbits, orange and milk; breakfast: oatmeal, cinnamon toast.

    Thursday, Jan. 31: Popcorn chicken, green beans, glazed carrots, roll, baked apples, banana and milk; breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast.

    Friday, Feb. 1: Pork roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheese, roll, orange, applesauce, and milk; breakfast: breakfast, breakfast pizza.

  • City to file suit against Maiden

    Carrollton City Council on Monday voted to authorize City Attorney Ed James to file a lawsuit against a resident for violation of a city zoning ordinance.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday that the suit will be filed against Danny Maiden, whose trailer on property at the end of Mason Street violates city ordinance 156.083, which prohibits the placement of a mobile home on city lots that are not within approved existing mobile home parks. There are no mobile home parks within city limits.

  • 2013 Winter Homecoming Court
  • Race to the Top grant to target math education

    Carroll County Schools will be one of 22 school districts to receive about $1.6 million over the next four years as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top grant.

  • After-school program to expand for K-2nd grade

    An after-school program is coming soon for students in kindergarten through third grades.

    Director of Public Relations Jeff Fremin announced Thursday to the Carroll County Board of Education that school district had received a second 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, totaling $637,500 over the next five years.

  • News-Democrat wins 16 state awards

    The News-Democrat was recognized Friday night with 16 awards in the Kentucky Press Association’s 2012 Excellence in Newspapers contest, including an overall second place for General Excellence in Weekly Class 1.

    The awards, presented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, recognized the staff for its quality work in news and sports coverage, photography and page design. The General Excellence award recognized that The News-Democrat received the second most points for its awards among newspapers its size across the state.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Jan. 23, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23: Learn how to play Wii bowling,  10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 24: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25: Lunch at I-Hop10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 28: Movie day with snacks, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 29: Sweet tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bunk-O tournament, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 31: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Jan. 23, 2013

    Children’s regular programming will resume in February. call the library at (502) 732-7020 for more information. 


    Thursday, Jan. 24: Thursday, Dec. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday night music, Dennis Wheeler, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; DIY Spa day, 10 a.m. until noon; family movie, “Ice Age 4:Continental Drift” 2 p.m.