Today's News

  • Pulled cream candy, needlework classes set for February

    Do you yearn for the wonderful cream candy made by your grandmother or mother in days gone past? If so, you can learn to make it yourself.
    On Thursday, Feb. 24, we are having a cream candy making class from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    This class was originally planned for November, but due to an illness by our instructor it had to be postponed. Even though the weather is getting warmer, we still wanted to offer this class.

  • Sherrard named news editor, Taylor moves to Banner

    Staff writer Kristin Sherrard will begin duties as The News-Democrat’s news editor Monday, Feb. 28.

    Publisher Jeff Moore made the announcement Monday in making several other changes involving staff member transitions at the Carrollton newspaper and her sister publication in Bedford.

  • City traffic lights’ timing reset Friday

    Workers from Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet have reset timing on two city traffic lights. Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry he has asked officials to improve the timing on lights at Highland Avenue and Fifth and Sixth streets. The mayor noted that lights at these to intersections have been slow to change, leaving motorists on cross streets sitting 5-6 minutes or more.

    He said it had become a hazard because some drivers are not waiting and crossing on red because of the long delays. McMurry said the retiming on Friday has resolved these issues.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs

    County to pursue more funding for Park Trails

    In a rare Wednesday meeting on Feb. 9, the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to pursue a matching funds federal grant to help continue the development of the Park to Park Trails Project.

  • 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, Feb. 16 and 17, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Impact of Sprint Cup race focus of March 3 meeting

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational session, “Coffee and Conversation,” on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Present at the meeting will be officials and directors of the Kentucky Speedway who will discuss preparations the local community needs to make in readiness for this summer’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race which will be held at the Sparta, Ky. facility on July 9.

  • Contact Health Dept. before renting campsites

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local Health Department for proper guidelines and permitting.  A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more Motorhomes, RVs, and all Camping Units as per 902 KAR 15020.  Any questions, you may call 502-484-3412 and speak with Justin Pittman, Environmental Health Program Manager.  

  • Child support crackdown

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 local residents Thursday on charges they owe $126,300 in unpaid child support.

    The arrests came as officers from the three agencies and the Carroll County Attorney’s Office joined forces for a roundup of local residents with outstanding warrants for failing to pay child support. Fourteen of the 16 arrested remain in jail Tuesday afternoon at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Harbor added, amphitheater moved in new park plans

    Lose & Associates Inc., the landscape architecture and engineering firm designing the Carrollton Point Park development, received positive feedback on its revised concept plan Friday night.

  • 16 arrested for owing $126,300 in back child support payments

    The Carroll County Sherrif's Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 people Thursday night who officials said are $126,300 in arrears on their child support payments.

    Police are still searching for six more people who make up more than $181,000 in alleged unpaid child support, according to the sheriff's office.