Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court

    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, Jan. 26 and 27, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Carrollton man found dead after accident

    The body of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, was found Monday, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.

  • JCTC gets deed for new site

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus is one step closer to having a new home.

    At a news conference held at North American Stainless Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear presented the college’s president Dr. Tony Newberry with a deed for 30 acres of land that was once part of Camp Kysoc.

    The effort to build on the new site also received a boost with a $100,000 donation from North American Stainless.

  • Super Sunday sibling rivalry

    When two of pro football’s most storied franchises meet on the sport’s biggest stage Sunday night, millions around the country will be watching, including two of the teams’ biggest fans in Carroll County: Daryl and Jimmy Ray.

    While the brothers will be cheering against one another in Super Bowl XLV—Daryl for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jimmy for the Green Bay Packers — the rivalry won’t extend past the final whistle.

  • Beshear says NAS expansion to begin in spring

    The nation’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel will begin its ninth expansion of its Ghent facility this spring with the addition of a new long products line.

    That word came Friday morning at a news conference at the North American Stainless administration building attended by Gov. Steve Beshear where company officials said everything is in place for the project to begin.

  • Council Briefs

    First reading to name new streets for 911 purposes

    In his report, Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry explained to city council that even though the Three Courts subdivision, located between Gillock Avenue and Schuerman Street, has not been adopted by the city, the streets need names, per 911 regulations.

  • Panther homecoming
  • Wear red to fight heart disease

    On National Wear Red Day®, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, millions of Americans will join in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red to stop heart disease in our lifetime.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This means women just like you – mothers, sisters and friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: that heart disease kills.

  • Carroll County cattlemen to meet

    The next meeting of the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association will be tomorrow night, Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. There will be a meal followed by a business meeting. We will be electing officers as part of the meeting. The program will be presented by Dr. Ray Smith and will cover dealing with pastures and hay fields following last year’s drought. If you plan to attend please RSVP to the office at 732-7030 by noon Thursday, Jan. 27 for a meal count.

    Dealing With Your Pastures and Hay Fields after the Drought

  • Pee Wee Cheer Camp planned

    Carroll County High School cheerleaders will hold Pee Wee Cheer Camp, Feb, 7-10.
    All participants are invited to cheer with the CCHS cheerleaders at the game on Friday, Feb. 11.
    The camp will be held in the high school cafeteria from 4-5:30 p.m.
    Those ages 3 through fifth grade can take part. Cost is     $25 per participant (Family discounts are available upon request.)