Today's News

  • Be wary of heating-assistance, home-repair scammers this fall

    With the fall weather here, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” Conway said in a news release.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or asking for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

  • Public Record – Oct. 10

    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.


  • Demo Derby makes its autum return to county fairgrounds

    The annual Carroll County Fall Brawl Demo Derby takes to the fairgrounds behind Wal-Mart Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    On Friday, Oct. 11, Stock Night features the Big Car Stock “Couch Rules” event that pays a top prize of $1,000. It will be followed by the Big Car Stock Top Dog that pays first prize of $1,200.

    Each mini-car stock is $30 per entry and pays $100 for every car that enters up to 10 cars.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 227

    A Carroll County man was killed after being struck by an alleged drunken driver while walking along Hwy. 227 about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

    Michael Wayne Beach, 27, of Carrollton, an employee at Kroger, was struck by a vehicle driven by James Wilhoite, 24, also of Carrollton, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Post 5. KSP said Wilhoite's vehicle crossed the white line on the right side of the road and struck Beach as he was walking.

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  • Utility to conduct hydrant flushing

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the city of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests that residents should not wash laundry while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Brown leads points race

    Cody Brown began his all-time dream of auto racing at age 13. In August 2012, he began competing in the INEX US Legends Bandolero Outlaws. He is currently the point’s leader in the FAST Midwest Bandolero Outlaw Series, Bandolero cars are mini NASCAR cars.