Today's News

  • Holiday Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in celebration of the Christmas holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

  • Pascual recognized at Thomas More College’s Evening of Excellence

    Thomas More College in Crestview Hills recently recognized Sergio Pascual of Carrollton, a senior at Carroll County High School, for academic achievement at the college’s annual Evening of Excellence held Dec. 6, 2011, at Steigerwald Hall.

    The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of Thomas More College’s high-achieving applicants and recognition of their families’ support. Pascual was recently accepted to Thomas More College for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Visits with St. Nick
  • Putting ‘Merry’ in Christmas
  • CCMS recognized for its work with writing project

    Carroll County Middle School and its principal, Dana Oak, were recognized as outstanding collaborative partners for the second year in a row by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Educ-ation.  The school was recognized for its efforts toward educational initiatives through its work with the Louisville Writing Project. Oak received the award Dec. 2 at “A Celebration of Collaboration,” an awards presentation by the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development and the Nystrand Center.

  • Carrollton Fire provides facts, prevention advice on carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide poses a danger, especially as it is getting colder and people turn on their heaters and close up their homes from the winter air outside.

    Carrollton Fire Department officials warn that carbon monoxide is something that people cannot see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide when it is present. CFD said the best protection is to have detectors installed in the home and office, preferably on every floor and one located close to the sleeping areas.

  • 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.