Today's News

  • Naloxone training is no cure, but saves lives

    Typically the human body can break down the substances we put in it — legal or otherwise. When a person overdoses, however, the body can’t detoxify itself fast enough, and once a threshold is reached, it begins to shut down.

    So what happens when someone overdoses on an opiate, such as heroin?

  • Bid for Bow Bridge restoration project too high

    The city of Carrollton received just one bid for the Bow Bridge restoration project. The bid from Judy C. Harp Inc., of Frankfor,t was “quite a bit higher” than the engineering estimates, American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron said at the council meeting May 8. The base bid was $114,555.40, plus a $20,000 alternate for painting the bridge, bringing the total bid to $134,555.40. The estimated start date was June 5, with the estimated completion date at July 7.

  • CCMH, Norton collaborate to bring orthopedic surgeon to Carrollton

    Local residents no longer have to leave the county to see an orthopedic surgeon with the addition of Dr. Chad Smith to providers at the Specialty Center at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said Monday that they have not been able to provide these services because they could not find an orthopedic surgeon willing to come to Carrollton.

    “Through collaboration with Norton Healthcare we have arranged for orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chad Smith to provide services at CCMH several days per month,” he said.

  • Skirvin asks for help as she cares for stray cats

    Cats have been an issue in Carroll County for many years, with the Animal Shelter only accepting dogs. Carrollton resident Debbie Skirvin has been caring for the cats for a number of years.

    “There has been so many cats the last two years,” Skirvin said. “I just can’t do it by myself any more, especially since Carroll County Animal Support is not there to help provide funding.”

  • Volunteers install new trail signs at Butler Park

    Raise your hand if you are willing to pay $275 plus travel costs to come to Carrollton for a week-long working vacation. Fortunately for General Butler State Resort Park, there are 15 volunteers and several crew leaders from the American Hiking Society who have done just that by giving a week of their time to make improvements to the park’s trails.

  • Back In My Day - Albert Craig

    Born near the Gallatin-Carroll county line, Albert Gallatin “Junior” Craig, 95, fought overseas in World War II and worked the majority of his career for the U.S. Patent and Trademark office before eventually finding his way back to Kentucky.

    His great-grandfather was Albert Gallatin Craig, and dozens of his descendents were named for him, including Craig’s father, “so I ended up being called ‘Junior’ all my life.” His great-grandfather’s name is one of those listed on the stain glass windows at Ghent Baptist Church, he said.

  • Naturally Mary Ann

    Scenes from the Mary Ann Gentry Art Show reception Friday, sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library.

  • History comes to life

    Cartmell Elementary students visited the Civil War encampment April 28, at Point Park. The free event was sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism. 

  • Celebrating Earth Day
  • Public Records | May 4, 2017

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, April 26-27, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk