Today's News

  • Deadline nears for financial aid in fall

    It’s not too early to begin preparing for the fall semester.

    If applying for financial aid the priority deadline for college financial aid is fast approaching and students needing aid for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters should begin the application process now. 

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Jan. 2, 2014

    For more information call the Carroll County Public Library at  (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Jan. 2:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds; 2 p.m. Family movie:  Polar Express; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Computer walk-in help; 4 p.m. GED help; 5 p.m. Homework help; 6 p.m. ESL class.

    Friday, Jan. 3:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds;10 a.m.-2 p.m. UFO Craft Day.

    Saturday, Jan. 4:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds;1-4 p.m. Game day; 2 p.m. Family movie:  Smurfs 2.

  • Ghent Subway robbed at gunpoint

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an armed robbery that happened Dec. 17 at the Subway in Ghent, Ky. Carroll County dispatchers received the call and advised KSP Post 5 of the robbery just after 8 p.m.

    There was only one person, a store employee, in the Subway at the time of the robbery, accord to a KSP news release. The employee advised police that two white males came into the store. 

  • Dow Corning, KU raise funds by having fun at work


    The News-Democrat

    The Christmas spirit is alive and well for local employees at Dow Corning and Kentucky Utilities, who recently concluded their annual Ohio Valley United Charities and United Way Campaign. The companies raised a combined total of more than $125,000 to contribute to local nonprofit organizations.

  • Schools, JCTC seek grant for tech ed

    The Carroll County School District is joining forces with the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus to seek a federal grant that could deliver as much as $7 million to boost efforts to improve and enhance technical education in the region.

    The Youth CareerConnect Grant is being offered by the Education and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant program has $100 million in funding, from which 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Jan. 27.

  • ‘Shop with a Trooper’ helps 39 local children

    Kentucky State Police troopers recently spent two evenings with children from Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Owen counties during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program. ‘Shop with a Trooper’ is an initiative providing troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with state troopers.

  • Hawkins returns to police work as deputy

    A familiar face has returned to local law enforcement.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman recently hired Rodney Hawkins to fill a deputy position that became vacant when Clay Cable resigned to focus on his campaign for county judge-executive.

    Hawkins was an officer with the Carrollton Police Department for several years before leaving that job in 2007 to work for the Eminence Police Department in Henry County. He worked there until 2010, when he decided to go to work for his dad, Dennis, at Hawkins Plumbing in Carrollton and work on his farm.

  • Making Christmas wishes come true

    Local first responders and  community volunteers made sure 82 children had a very merry Christmas this year. The annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center, was held Dec. 19. Fifty-eight children shopped with 75-80 volunteers, plus 24 young children were bought gifts ahead of time. About $15,000 was spent this year on the children.


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  • Cartmell’s Got Talent!

    The Cartmell Elementary Winter Artists Showcase was held Monday, Dec. 16. Before the show began, the history club presented a “Living History Museum,” where students portrayed historical figures. The art students displayed their masterpieces, and the Lego League gave demonstrations on their first Lego League Core Values, Project and Robot Missions.