Today's News

  • Drought conditions may affect the region’s corn yield

    Rain. Whether you have acres of grain crops or pasture, a garden, or lawn, this four-letter word is something we all need desperately.

    Up until this week, Carroll County had been listed by the U.S. Drought Index as abnormally dry.  However, the last report on July 10 placed Carroll County in Drought Level D1 – Moderate.

  • Ice Cream Science

    Students learned  how to make ice cream during the Summer ChAMPS program at Kathryn Winn Primary on Wednesday, July 11. Five students, under the direction of Cindy Wheeler, mixed the ingredients in a plastic bag and then shook them up in another bag filled with ice to freeze the ice cream.

  • Proctor earns honors at Spalding University

    Spalding University has named Cassandra Proctor of Louisville, Ky. to the academic honors list for the fourth, fifth and sixth session of the academic year 2011-12.

    Proctor is majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Allen and Tammy Godman and granddaughter of Raymond and Barbara Godman all of Carrollton.

  • Spencer, Perkins to wed Aug. 4

     George and Bonnie Spencer of Madison, Ind. and Clay and Tracy Yocum of Milton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan Spencer to Kyle Perkins of Carrollton, son of Denny and Candy Perkins and Greg Davis and Karen Day all of Carrollton.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Carroll County High School and is currently a student.

    The groom-elect is a 2005 graduate of Carroll County High School and is employed by North American Stainless in Carrollton.

  • Talking business
  • Splish! Splash!

    Kathryn Winn Primary students swim at the Switzerland County YMCA on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m. as part of Winn’s Summer ChAMP Program. Dates are July 9-12, July 16-19 and July 23-24.  Summer ChAMP closing day is July 26.

  • Stephens takes helm at CCHS

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The new principal at Carroll County High School may have a different title, but is really not new at all.
    Tom Stephens has served as vice principal for the school since 2002 and recently accepted the top position as principal.

    Prior to coming to Carroll County, he taught for seven years in Union County, Ky. He has lived in many different areas, including Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Washington D.C. He is originally from Virginia, although he graduated from high school in Greenup, Ky.

  • CCHS prepares for new school year with freshman orientation

    Carroll County High School will host freshman orientation on Friday, Aug. 3, for students and parents to help prepare them for the opening day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 8. 

    This is the ninth year that Carroll County High School will be offering the “Panther Kick-Off” Orientation as a freshman transition experience. With the support of administration they are offering this opportunity for all incoming freshmen to be held Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Carroll County High School. 

  • Not all foods need to be cooked to be enjoyed

     With this heat we have been having, I am sure it’s just as hard for you as it is for me to decide what to prepare for every meal. 

    I sometimes just stand in front of the open refrigerator door and try to figure out what sounds good.  Then I think about all the fresh foods now coming from our gardens and try to determine the best way to prepare them.

    You know, we don’t always have to cook the food. Many times it is even better eaten raw.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of July 18, 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.