Today's News

  • Riddle bound over to grand jury in murder of Cable at Bedford office

    A Trimble County Grand Jury will hear the murder-domestic violence case against Milton resident Timothy G. Riddle, accused in the Feb. 14, shooting death of his former girlfriend, Lora Cable, at a Bedford medical office.

  • Residents’ Facebook postings tell storm damage stories

    Mandy Houston Parker: “Lost all the barns, and some animals died.

    Patrick Underwood: “March...in like a lion! I think that lion must have been stung by a yellow jacket!”

    Dana Lynn Kinman: “no power at work, no roof at home, happy March”

    Dee Moore: “Feeling thankful -- a lot of damage around my house”

  • Fishing licenses unlock opportunities

    The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky.

    The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire.

    Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. The new license year is, too. It starts March 1.

    For $20, an annual resident Kentucky fishing license serves as a ticket to good fishing opportunities, but also as an investment.

  • Ag Tags benefit local 4-H

    4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Carroll County and statewide 4-H programs through the Kentucky Ag Tag Donation program.

    Since 2012, Kentucky Farmers have the option to make a $10 voluntary donation when they purchase or renew their license plate. Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will again equally divide the amount raised among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. As an individual that makes the voluntary donation for your farm vehicle, you help 4-H grow strong leaders for tomorrow, advance agricultural education in Kentucky, and promote Kentucky farm products.

  • Free ovarian cancer screening for Carroll Co. Extension Homemakers

    It seems like every day you hear of someone being diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the number two cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. (Medical News Today) If detected early enough, many types can be successfully treated. Early detection is a key.

  • Preventative maintenance prolongs tractor life

    Last week, we talked about farm vehicle requirements on the road. This week, let us focus on the maintenance of our tractors.

    There is a tendency to put maintenance on the back burner as spring and summer field activities get into full swing.

    A simple front-to-back routine every week can help you remember key maintenance points. The manufacturer will have suggested-intervals for most of the maintenance tasks, so you will not have to do everything every week, but developing a weekly routine will prompt you to ask if it is time to do specific tasks.

  • Public Records | Mar. 2, 2017

    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, Feb. 22-23, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Update on riverfront projects; beautification award discussed

    Riverfront update

    Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday, Feb. 27, that he had received the environmental clearance on the Bow Bridge project on Friday. He expects that project to go to bid very soon.

    The city is still waiting on drawings and plans on the two riverwalk extensions. However, the engineer is still within the timeline to complete those, he said.

    Beautification award

  • 31st District All-Tournament Team

    Abigail Aulbach, Haley Dermon and Jenna Richmond were named to the 31st District All-Tournament Team. Evan McMahan was also named to the 31st District All-Tournament team.

  • Revamped Real ID driver license bill gains support

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - The General Assembly is getting a second chance to pass a Real ID law that would make Kentucky’s driver’s licenses comply with tougher federal security standards — and let Kentuckians keep using their licenses to board commercial airline flights and enter military bases.

    The House budget committee voted 22 to 3 on Tuesday to approve House Bill 410 and send it to the full House for further consideration.