Today's News

  • BOA denies NorthKey’s request to build on Clay

    After hearing concerns from several nearby residents at a public hearing and at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, the city of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments denied an application from NorthKey Community Care for a conditional use permit for the property located at 717 Clay St., located in the R-2 residential zone.

  • Where everybody Knows Your Name | Vicky Rand

    A strong work ethic and a desire to make a difference have helped Vicky Rand become a successful businesswoman, an advocate for education and a committed volunteer, while still being a loving wife and mother of two.

  • Work on Kentucky River Bridge should be complete by Thanksgiving

    The morning commute for those living on the west side of the Kentucky River should be back to normal starting Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    The Judy C. Harp Company, Inc. of Frankfort, Ky., completed the gusset and stringer work by the Nov. 15, deadline on the Kentucky River Bridge. However, the Kentucky Department of Transportation added to the scope of the project, as some additional work was needed for pedestrian safety. Harp employees working on the project said Monday that the additional work should be completed by Thanksgiving.

  • Tour of homes highlights historic residences

    Step inside some of the magnificent homes in Carrollton during the first Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 3-4.

    The Masterson House, Butler Turpin House and nine other private homes will be on this year’s tour.

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism is sponsoring the tour and the $10 tickets are only available at the Tourism office, located at 515 Highland Ave.

    Tour dates are from 1-6 p.m. on both dates. Guests will be able to use their tickets on Saturday or Sunday in any order, but can only visit each site once. Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Honoring Veterans
  • Public Records | Nov. 17, 2016

    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, Nov. 9-10, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • Don’t take our water resources for granted

    FRANKFORT – Other than during a rare boil-water advisory, most of us don’t think twice when we turn on the faucet. We just expect clean and plentiful water to be there.

    For about 95 percent of Kentuckians, that’s exactly what we get each and every day from the 400-plus public and community water systems that serve the commonwealth.  These systems meet or exceed health-based standards at an incredible rate of 99.73 percent.

  • Republicans win big in Kentucky, U.S.
  • Senate looks forward to working with GOP majority in state house

    The hustle and bustle of the winter holidays is well underway and the cool crispness of the autumn air is turning towards winter frost. Even as the weather changes and the holiday season comes upon us, we are still busy in Frankfort with interim joint committee meetings as well as planning for the 2017 Session of the General Assembly.

  • CCHS grad competes at Mid-South Conference Championship

    WILLIAMSBURG, KY–The University of the Cumberlands men's cross country team finished third, while two runners garnered all-conference recognition at the Mid-South Conference Championships Nov. 5, at Phil Moore Park. The Patriots top two runners punched their ticket to the NAIA Cross Country Nationals.

    The Patriots were led by senior Samuel Beal (Beavercreek, Ohio) who would finish second overall in a time of 25:16.7, earning first team all-conference and a ticket to nationals.