Today's News

  • Webb: First responders well-trained, prepared

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb has nothing but praise and gratitude for the volunteers and paid staff from more than 30 agencies from the county, region and state who responded to the tragic bus accident Oct. 29 on Boone Road.

    On Tuesday morning, Webb reflected on the emergency response to the accident that killed two Head Start students and injured several other children and the bus monitor.

  • Voters change makeup in cities of Carrollton, Ghent

    Below are the unofficial results of voting at all 11 precincts in Carroll County, tallied after the polls closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The names listed inred are the candidates who drew the most votes from local voters only. The News-Democrat went to press before results were finalized nationwide. Official counts by precinct and state and national results will be published in next week’s issue.


    Mike GORDON......................................................................726

  • One student, monitor remain hospitalized

    Jordan Raisor was one of the luckier passengers on the Head Start school bus that crashed into a tree last Monday.

    Released from Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville early Wednesday morning, the 3-year-old son of Jessie Raisor and Tanya Nohner Faulkner suffered mostly from bruises. The worst part, his mom said, was bruising to his lower intestine.

  • Police arrest 10 locals in drug roundup

    Local police continue their commitment to cleaning up the streets of Carroll County.

    A drug roundup Friday morning by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police yielded 10 arrests, all Carroll County residents.

    All those arrested were indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on charges of trafficking heroin and prescription narcotics on Thursday, Oct. 8. Police are still looking for five others who have not yet been located.

  • Pastors head up fund to meet families’ needs

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association is administering a fund to help the families of those involved in the tragic bus accident on Boone Road last Monday.

    The Rev. Dr. Chris White of First Baptist Church, who heads the ministerial group, said the fund came together to aid families with the financial burdens they are facing day-to-day.

    As of Monday, more than $10,000 had been collected in gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, cash and checks, White said.

  • Community begins to heal

    After one of the most tragic events in local history, the Carroll County community took time to mourn and to begin to heal this past week.

  • Carroll County Schools to Close Friday, Nov. 2

    The following statement is from Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District:


  • Student of the week: Gage Clark

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Recess, I get to play with my friends.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Science, it is so cool.”

    What was the last book you read? 


    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “David and Goliath”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Don’t know

  • Local residents enrolled at EKU

    Joshua Pence of Worthville, a freshman pre-nursing major, was named one of 400 students who are members of the Honors Program at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Other local residents who have enrolled at EKU include Jayla Tomlinson, Devin Gray, Nicole Meadows and Brandon Rassman, all of Carrollton; Leah Chandler of Ghent; and Andrea Hardesty of Sanders.

  • Kids helping kids in ‘Operation Shoebox’

    The First Baptist Church of Carrollton is participating this year in “Operation Christmas Child Shoebox,” a program sponsored by an international Christian relief organization.

    Participants first determine an age group for a girl or a boy to help – they are ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.

    Then, they fill a shoebox with age-appropriate toys and other items – small toys, stuffed animals, jump ropes, balls, T-shirts, coloring books and crayons – even soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.