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Today's News

  • Carroll man sentenced in child abuse case

    A Carrollton man has been sentenced to jail after he pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Raymond E. Hendricks Jr., 53, of Carrollton was originally indicted on first-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy, a class C felony; second-degree rape, a class C felony; first-degree sodomy, a class A felony; first-degree criminal attempt to commit rape, a class B felony; and first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony.

  • Live Your Passion | G - Guitar Enthusiast Juan Fernandez

    Juan Fernandez purchased his first guitar about two weeks after moving permanently to the United States in 1992. However, it would be more than 10 years later before he learned how to play beyond the basics.

    Today, he owns 12 guitars and plays the musical instrument every day–a pastime he now craves, as it helps him relax and spend some alone time.

    The son of Juan Jose and Carmencita Fernandez, Juan grew up in La Linea de la Concepcion in the south of Spain. “The Rock of Gibraltar is a five-minute walk from my house,” he said.

  • Sheriff’s Office hours limited to weekday day shift only

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is now covering calls during daytime hours only.

    New Sheriff Philip Marshall said deputies will respond to calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday as they can, when other duties such as court, taxes or serving papers don’t have them tied up. Calls outside of those hours will be handled by Kentucky State Police.

    “They are pretty much worn out,” Marshall said. “I can see the exhaustion in them.”

  • Tournament Action

    The Lady Panthers hosted The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic March 31-April 1. The girls were 1-2, beating Newport Central Catholic and losing to Ryle and Trimble County.

  • Volunteers clean up Worthville Cemetery
  • Public Records | April 13, 2017

    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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • School Menu | March 13, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, April 13: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.

  • iLEAD to offer nursing career pathway

    The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and its member school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties came together two years ago in an unprecedented, collaborative effort to create iLEAD Academy. As Kentucky’s first regional high school, iLEAD vastly increases students’ access to career pathways leading to work in the region’s highest demand, highest wage occupations.

  • CCMS students participate in KYA, KUNA

    What do Panama, Japan and Carroll County have in common? Carroll County Middle School students represented all three through the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) and the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) respectively.

    In early March, a delegation of CCMS students participated in KUNA at the Galt House in Louisville. From March 5-7, the following students represented Panama:

    Bailee Matthews - Ambassador

    Bailey Mefford - Sponsor

    Emily Blackburn - Ambassador

    Gracie Craig - Sponsor

    Kaitlyn Osborne - Ambassador

  • Win cash, prizes during Saturday’s festivities

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square returns to downtown Carrollton on Saturday, April 15.

    The festivities are set for the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse this year.

    New this year is the Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10 a.m.

    Games, inflatables, music, food and more are planned on the rear lawn of the courthouse beginning at 1 p.m., when the Easter Bunny arrives.