Today's News

  • Church news - Dec. 21, 2011

    Communion service set for Dec. 24, 7 p.m.

    Carrollton United Methodist Church 310 Highland Avenue will hold its Christmas Eve Communion Service Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    Song service planned at Dean Memorial

    Dean Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthville invites everyone to join them in celebrating songs of the season being performed by local talent on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. 

    For additional information, contact Pastor Cecilia Murray at (502) 525-5664.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Dec. 21, 2011

    Wednesday, Dec. 21

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

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

     Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Dec. 22

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Animal support joins effort to rescue Henry County animals, find homes

    I hope Carroll County folks know that Tammie Crawford and her troops with Carroll County Animal Support went straight to the scene of the crime in Henry County last week and began doing all they could to pull out dogs and cats that could be saved. If you have read the papers or seen television news you know what kind of deplorable conditions were discovered by authorities: more than 200 dogs and cats and geese, horses, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, two wolves, one blind owl and more were being starved and kept in filth.

  • Some ‘wishes’ make progress while others still need some work

    The end of the year is always an excellent time to reflect on accomplishments. And I’m happy to say I’ve seen progress on many of the items that I included on my 2010 Christmas wish list for Carroll County.

    This means some of our important needs have been met, while others have seen the first steps of progress.

  • Ag development board oversees tobacco settlement funding

    In 2000, the General Assembly created the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. This board was given the task of distributing fifty percent of the state’s monies received from the Master Tobacco Settle-ment Agree-ment.

    The purpose? To assist agricultural development in the Commonwealth.

  • Spice up the holidays by adding herbs to many favorite foods

    When you think of herbs to add to a holiday meal, you may only think of sage for sage stuffing.

    Many of the smells and tastes associated with holiday memories come from familiar herbs and spices. Cooking and garnishing with herbs and spices during the holidays add aromas and a special touch to entertaining in your home and gifts from your kitchen. Here are some seasonings for the season:

    • Bay leaves: Adds a woodsy flavor to soups, sauces and roasts; use them for garnishing serving dishes and to make small wreaths for gifts

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 21, 2011

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 14-15, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Holiday Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in celebration of the Christmas holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

  • Pascual recognized at Thomas More College’s Evening of Excellence

    Thomas More College in Crestview Hills recently recognized Sergio Pascual of Carrollton, a senior at Carroll County High School, for academic achievement at the college’s annual Evening of Excellence held Dec. 6, 2011, at Steigerwald Hall.

    The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of Thomas More College’s high-achieving applicants and recognition of their families’ support. Pascual was recently accepted to Thomas More College for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Visits with St. Nick