Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 31, 2011

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • New manufacturing facilities to bring nearly 40 jobs to Gallatin County

    Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday announced Core Molding Technologies, a plastics molding company, will establish a new operating subsidiary and manufacturing location in Warsaw. The operation, which will support a significant new business venture outside the company’s traditional heavy truck customer base, will create 39 new jobs and entail a more than $3 million investment.

  • Deputies graduate
  • Company to study possibility of green energy on Ky River

    A Texas-based “green” energy company is one step further to possibly building a hydroelectric generating station at Lock No. 1 of the Kentucky River in Carrollton.

    Hydro Green Energy recently was granted its preliminary permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study the feasibility of building a generating station on the Kentucky River.

  • Milton-Madison bridge beam comes through Bedford
  • County bridge replacement to temporarily close road

    Painter’s Road, county Hwy. 1308 off East Prong Locust Road, will close to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 to allow for replacement of a bridge.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the contractor has agreed to complete  the construction project in 60 days.

    The proposal originally allowed 90 days on the project.

    “We’re trying to make it as painless as we can,” Tomlinson said.

  • You’re probably from Carroll County if ...

    One of the latest trends to sweep Facebook is groups dedicated to individual cities and counties, showing what makes them unique. They provide a great opportunity to share a funny story or reminisce  about days gone by.
    The News-Democrat created Carroll County’s group on Aug. 4, and as of press time Tuesday, it had 240 members. The following is a sampling of responses by group members.
    Want to join the conversation? Join our Facebook group or e-mail your
    submission to ksherrard@mycarrollnews.com

  • Study finds aquifer county levels steady

    The water level in the county alluvial aquifer remains roughly the same compared to the last measurement in 1995, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

  • Speedway tackles traffic issues

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land during a Tuesday news conference in Sparta explaining that it will be used to greatly expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.

    Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged to improve surrounding highways to allow faster access to expanded parking areas.

  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.