Today's News

  • This is good: God’s love is unconditional in both the good, not so good times

    The story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, “This is good!”

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 11, 2012

    Wednesday, April 11

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, April 12

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 11, 2012

    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.


  • Kentucky cannot afford to wait a year for strong legislation on pill mills

    Editor’s note: This opinion piece comes from mayors of Henderson, Winchester, Hazard, Pikeville, Hopkinsville, Paducah, Paintsville, Crestview Hills and London who are members of the Kentucky League of Cities.


    On April 12, lawmakers will assemble for the last day of the 60-day session. While the General Assembly concluded the bulk of its work before leaving Frankfort last Friday, it left one of the most critical pieces of legislation for our state and communities uncompleted.

  • Fiscal court considers coordinating holiday closing dates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to look at developing a new holiday schedule for its employees to reduce confusion for the public.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county offices and state offices in the courthouse follow different holiday schedules, meaning some may be closed when others are open.

    “The public doesn’t understand that,” he said.

  • Home run for the cure

    About 60 people formed six teams and participated in The Support Second Base Susan G. Komen softball tournament Saturday at the county park. The event raised about $950, part of the fundraising effort by Brittany Belcher and her family to participate in the 3-Day for the Cure walk this November in San Diego.

  • Gov. Beshear calls for cooperation, innovation at national prescription drug abuse summit

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ORLANDO, Fla. – At the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear called for states and the federal government to develop aggressive shared tactics to thwart the devastating scourge of prescription drug abuse.

    He also encouraged Kentucky legislators to keep the state on the leading edge of effective anti-drug strategies by passing a broad prescription drug bill on the final day of the legislative session this week.

  • Baseball rebounds from loss, splits games Saturday at W-V

    After a Friday night loss on the road to district foe Gallatin County, the Panthers baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Walton-Verona, putting them at 6-6 on the season.

    Carroll struggled to put the bat on the ball against the Wildcats, managing just one hit in the game – a bunt single by Chase Osborne.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team had poor pitch selection against Gallatin pitcher Brady Lawrence, who struck out three and walked three in a complete game.

  • Ready, set, hunt!
  • Carrollton City Council briefs - April 11, 2012

    First reading for city employee raises

    Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-13 salary scale to reflect a three percent pay raise across the board for all city employees. The change would take effect July 1. The second reading will be April 23 at the next meeting.

    Carports, lowering grass height discussed

    City council may be changing its ordinances to include carports and to change the acceptable grass height.