Today's News

  • Safe Night event set for CCMS Sept. 23

    Carroll County Youth Services Center is partnering with the Lighthouse, Carroll County Detention Center and 4-H to bring “Safe Night” to middle school students once again. Safe Night is a party for all CCMS students

    Safe Night is a national effort to address the issue of youth safety one night at a time. A “safe night” party is planned by youth and adults, focusing on violence and drug prevention. The idea is for the youth to come to a party and have a good time.

  • Restaurant targets GED opportunities

    Carroll County’s McDonald’s restaurant is joining with central and southeastern Kentucky locations to encourage GED attainment with an in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owner operators.

  • Middle school students learning ‘Character Counts’

    Carroll County Middle School students commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by focusing on the courage of those who sacrificed their own lives to save others.

  • Playing in the park

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton held a Community Meet and Greet event Saturday, giving the community a chance to visit and meet new park manager Jim Cooper. The event featured fun for the kids, including tie-dying T-shirts and making ice cream in a bag.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Sept. 21, 2011

    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.



  • CAYR Dinner set at Prestonville

    CAYR Dinner is 5-7 p.m., Sept 30 at Westside firehouse in Prestonville. All are welcome to share free food, fun and fellowship. The event is sponsored by members of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Prestonville.

  • To build one’s faith requires work to maintain, build it

    They tell me that Lock Road once offered a scenic tour past the lock, the lockmaster residences and the bend in the Kentucky River before bringing you to the armory stoplight.

    With the river rising as it does, however, the stability of that road was less and less predictable. Eventually it was closed to through traffic. By the time I moved here, time had reduced the portion of the road past the lock to a wide, dirt trail accessible only on foot.

  • Monthly hymn set at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25. The public is invited to attend.

  • Quartet returns to Christian church

    The Commonwealth Quartet from the Nashville, Tenn., area, is making its third consecutive trip to the Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street, for a concert on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. They also will be singing for  worship service Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11:15 a.m. The southern-style gospel group features one of the best tenors on the road. All are welcome to attend either or both services. Refreshments will be served on Saturday night after the concert in the fellowship hall and a free-will offering will be taken to help with the group’s expenses.

  • Relevant Church to hold purse party

    Relevant Church is sponsoring a purse party, showcased by Purse Heaven, held at the Relevant Church Family Center, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton, 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Refreshments will be served and 25 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Ladies Ministry at the church.