Today's News

  • Community listening session Thursday

    The city of Carrollton will hold a community listening session at Carroll County Middle School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Feb. 16  to provide information about what has occurred on several projects in downtown and along the waterfront, as well as to receive residents’ comments, thoughts, ideas and concerns.

  • Track and field competes in first indoor meet of season

    The Carroll County Panthers started the 2012 Season off with their first indoor meet at Mason County Indoor on Saturday, Feb. 10.

    Head coach Joe Creager said it was a great showing for five of the young Panthers. Each individual scored points for the team, with Raven Labrada scoring 10 for the boys and Taylor Baker scoring 5 on the girls side.

    The boys finished fourth overall, while the girls finished fifth. Carroll’s next meet is Saturday, Feb. 17 at Mason County. 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Feb. 15, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 15

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

     Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Feb. 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

  • Movie offers insight in to Bible’s teaching for dads

  • Drug Roundup Indictments


    Christine S. Hewitt, 38, was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years in the penitentiary and a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 in that she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule II narcotic drug, namely Opana.

  • Cummings offered anti-drug message for local community

    Last week I was privileged to attend the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Leadership Forum in National Harbor, Md., a suburb of Washington D.C. The conference was a culmination of the three week National Coalition Academy that we attended in 2011 in Meridian, Miss. 

    During the conference there were many sessions, speakers and even dignitaries yet one stood out in my mind more than any. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke at the luncheon Thursday afternoon. The story that he shared is one that you can draw great insight from.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 15, 2012

    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.


  • Package nets additional drug citations

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office cited a Knoxville, Tenn. couple and their son for allegedly sending him packages with drugs in them.

    Carroll County Deputy J.T. Shaw said in an interview Tuesday he received a call from the son-in-law of Angie Puckett on Friday, Feb. 10. Puckett did not have Shaw’s number, but wanted to meet him or Sheriff Jamie Kinman at 1066 Hwy. 389 because there was a brown package there possibly containing narcotics, and she did not want to have anything to do with it, Shaw said.

  • Cuffed and Booked

    Many local residents awoke to pounding on their door Wednesday, Feb. 8 as officers from three law enforcement agencies set out before the break of dawn to roundup Carroll County residents indicted for selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday. As of Tuesday morning, 32 of the 36 had been arrested.

  • City eyes flood plain study

    The city of Carrollton is exploring a plan to assist about 68 property owners in removing the flood plain designation from their property.

    At Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting, Carrollton Utilities’ Terry Roach presented a $16,750 proposal from Centerfield Engineering Inc. of Crestwood to revise Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that place a corridor from south of Mason Street to Grobmeyer Avenue near Hwy. 227 in the flood plan.