Today's News

  • Fiscal Court approves board appointments

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved appointments to the three county boards, each for three-year terms effective January 2012, at their meeting Dec.  15.

    Rick Alexander was re-appointed to the Ghent Fire Protection District. Reggie Zapp was re-appointed and Grover Crawford was appointed to the Extension Service Council. On the Tourism Commission, Kevin Craig was re-appointed as the Chamber of Commerce representative, while Rhonda Welch was re-appointed as the restaurant representative.

  • Trooper honored for enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Kentucky State Police issued awards at a ceremony held Dec. 8, 2011 to law enforcement officers across the state for their individual contributions to the Commonwealth’s mission of aggressive traffic enforcement.

  • Student of the week: Logan McIntyre

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Talking to my friends.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Hooper because she’s cool and relaxed and does not yell a lot.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Hunger Games.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Money Ball”

    Where do you want to go to college?

  • Merry Christmas River George


    Special to The News-Democrat

    Saturday’s Carroll County Animal Support adoption event turned into a miracle reunion for a Pendleton family and their dog that was stolen more than 15 months ago.

  • Arrests made in Henry puppy mill operation

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple is now facing 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.

    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • CO poisoning kills Welch at her home

    Carbon monoxide poisoning appears to have claimed the life of former Butler-Turpin Historic House manager Evelyn Welch.

    Welch, 57, was found dead at her home on Highland Avenue in Carrollton Sunday night by her son, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    Wilhoite said preliminary findings point to carbon monoxide as the cause of death. However, it will take up to eight weeks to receive toxicology report results.

  • Deputy Co. Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by a Carroll County Grand Jury for the alleged theft of money from the county clerk’s office.

    After nine hours of testimony and deliberation, the grand jury of eight men and four women presented their decision to Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates. The grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Mefford. They chose not to indict Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh or any other employee of the Carroll County Clerk’s office in the matter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County Deputy Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by the Grand Jury for allegedly stealing money from the County Clerk’s Office. County officials confirmed Mefford also was terminated from her position Monday night. The full story will be in tomorrow’s edition of The News-Democrat.

  • Student of the week: Cassidy Buchanan

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Social studies. I like to learn about history, and I like history.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Haun. She explains things when you don’t get it, and she’ll help you out.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Who Harnessed the Horse?’ It’s a fiction book about a boy back in Wooly Mammoth time who finds a wild horse and decides to ride it.”

  • Applied technology degree offers many opportunities

    Jefferson Community and Technical College has always been in the business of educating local students and helping them achieve their educational and career goals.  In today’s tough economy having the skills to compete in the job market is more important than ever. 

    JCTC’s applied process technology degree is just one example of how JCTC can provide those skills and elevate our local workforce to meet the demands of the high skill, high wage job market.