Today's News

  • Astronaut to students: You have incredible potential

    NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane encouraged Project Lead the Way students at Carroll County High School to dream big and to not set limitations for themselves based on their surroundings today.

    “Don’t be afraid. It’s amazing what you can do,” Mullane told nearly 100 students in the library at CCHS Friday. “It’s amazing what you are capable of doing if you challenge yourself. Don’t sell yourself short.”

  • Ghent asks for opinions on building restoration

    Ghent residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing Monday to discuss ideas for either renovating the former Ghent Christian Church for use as a community center or building a brand-new facility.

    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in City Hall, located in the addition at the back of the church. Nancy Wylie, municipal finance officer with the Kentucky League of Cities, and Joel Gano, president of Arch Style, Inc., which has drawn up plans for the project, are scheduled to attend.

  • Wintry Wonderland

    A clipper system moved through the Ohio River Valley Tuesday, bringing with it a wintry blast that has turned into a nor’easter along the East Coast.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson measured 4 inches of snow Tuesday in an untouched area of the courthouse lawn. Atop King’s Ridge, residents reported higher snow totals of 5 to 6 inches. Windy conditions make it difficult to get an accurate reading because of blowing snow that created some drifts around the county.


  • Baldwin arraigned on murder charges in Trimble County


    Landmark News Service

    Robert Louis Baldwin III was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, Jan. 16, on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Baldwin is accused in the brutal killing of 24-year-old Angela Long, whose body was discovered Nov. 27 in the mobile home residence of her father at 34 Kenlee Drive south of Bedford.

  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 13, 2014

    Carrollton Utilities ordinances approved on first reading

  • Lady Panthers lose in opening round of All-A tournament

    Carroll County Lady Panthers held a three-point lead with 1:37 to go, but committed three turnovers and were outscored 8-0 by the Williamstown Lady Demons to ultimately lose 51-46 in the first round of the 8th Region All A Tournament Wednesday, Jan. 15.

    It was the Lady Panthers’ fifth-straight loss to the Lady Demons, with the last win coming Feb. 11, 2011.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 14, 2014

    Funding approved for Kysoc equipment

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its own application for $6,079 for an Area Development Fund grant at its Jan. 14 meeting. The money will be used toward the purchase of about $7,090 in equipment for Camp Kysoc, including items for the kitchen in the camp’s lodge. The county’s application was the only one from the county for the ADF money. It now goes to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Commission for approval.

    May primary voting to remain at county shop

  • Panthers Basketball | Jan. 23, 2014

    Panthers end losing streak with home win

    Carroll County shot 52 percent from the field in its 76-54 victory over visiting Evangel Christian on Monday, Jan. 13.

    The two teams looked to be headed for a shootout, posting 44 points in the first quarter. Carroll County led 23-21 and gradually extended its lead each quarter. The Panthers (7-8) outscored the Eagles (4-7) 38-24 in the second half.

    Sophomore Isaiah Hogan came off the bench and scored all 16 of his points in the first half, including 4-8 from 3-point range.

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 23, 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.


  • Extension Homemakers host ‘Snowflakes and Soup’ program Thursday

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers are hosting “Snowflakes and Soup” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office.

    Presi-dent Patty Kost invites all members and friends to come out for a night of making crafts and plenty of different soups for tasty enjoyment.  If you are interested in Extension Homemakers and would like to find out more about the organization, this is a chance to do so.

    Anyone wanting more information should call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030.