Today's News

  • Abramson set to speak at CCCDC annual meeting

    Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • District Court Dec. 29, 2010

    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, Dec. 29, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.


  • RV park on Liter property tops new mayor’s agenda

    Walking into the mayor’s office Monday, a new, yet familiar, face sat behind the desk. Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry formally added a new title to his resume: Carrollton mayor.

    On his first morning in the office, McMurry completed the typical “first day” assignments, such as setting up his new e-mail account and visiting with people, letting them know he was there.

  • Top stories include bridge progress, Nextel Sprint Cup race, drownings

    2010 was a year packed full of news. The staff of The News-Democrat has compiled this list of the top 10 stories from the year. Last week, the top story — progress on Carrollton’s riverfront — was featured. This week, we take a look back at the year that was, with stories in order by date.

    Jan. 13 issue

  • December graduate

    Jenine Nicole Westrick daughter of Richard and Lucy Westrick of Carrollton graduated Dec. 18, 2010, from Northern Kentucky University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.  She currently works at the Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal as an interpreter and later she plans to travel with her fiancée, Craig Sullivan, while he is on active duty with the United States Navy.

  • Kinman ‘loves’ new job as Carroll County sheriff

    It was an early Monday morning for Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s first day at the office. A 6:30 a.m. wake up call for a horse in the road on Hwy. 389 was his first official call for service as the new sheriff of Carroll County.

    That was followed by two break-ins, a vandalism call in Ghent, a deceased horse call in Worthville and a car wreck in front of North American Stainless. Add to that general office duties and calls from concerned citizens about their taxes and that spells a very busy start for the new sheriff.

  • Welding class

    Ky-Tech Carroll County Vocational School is offering night classes for welding. Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding. The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Registration will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Carroll County Vocational School.

  • Dow Corning purchases Meritor property

    Dow Corning Corp. has announced the purchase of the ArvinMeritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems Inc. property located on U.S. Hwy. 42 in Carroll County Tuesday. 

    The 142-acre site borders Dow Corning to the east. The purchase was completed last month, according to a news release Tuesday.


    North American Stainless/Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic

    LaRue County 53, Villa Madonna 49
    Harrison County 61, Barbourville 54
    Gallatin County 83, Ludlow 56
    Carroll County 66, Dayton 26

    Harrison County 64, LaRue County 53
    Gallatin County 52, Carroll County 42
    Barbourville 60, Villa Madonna 35
    Ludlow 71, Dayton 61

    Gallatin County 71, Harrison County 45 (championship)
    LaRue County 53, Carroll County 36 (3rd place)


    North American Stainless/Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic

    Oldham County 56, McCreary Central 42
    Ashland Blazer 52, Somerset 41
    Carroll County 57, Villa Madonna 42
    Gallatin County 64, Ludlow 23

    Ashland Blazer 67, Oldham County 62
    Carroll County 46, Gallatin County 36
    Somerset 53, McCreary Central 45
    Villa Madonna 35, Ludlow 25

    Ashland Blazer 56, Carroll County 37 (championship)
    Oldham County 81, Gallatin County 65 (3rd place)