Today's News

  • Two children die in Owen Co. house fire


    Landmark News Service

    A mobile home fire claimed the lives of two children Saturday morning.

    Firefighters were dispatched to 900 Gaines Village Dr. Lot 7 at 9:45 a.m., according to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola.

    Samuel Yager, who was inside the trailer asleep at the time of the fire was awoken by either passersby or neighbors who beat on a window to wake him, Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Lawson said.

  • Car lot issue to be discussed again; changes to gas rates

    A potential car lot near the Prestonville Bridge will once again be brought before Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Board for discussion.

  • Bands and BBQ at the Point

    Rain and a cool wind off the rivers limited the crowd but the music was entertaining during the Bands and BBQ at the Point, Sept. 11 and 12.

  • Carroll County Golf

    Boys win, girls fall

    Carroll County boys golf beat Gallatin County at a home meet Sept. 9, at Wheatley 168 to 177. Justin Ray earned medalist honors with a 38. Dru Walker shot another personal best with 40. Blake Belcher shot a  43 and Caleb Stephenson shot a 47 to round out the scoring.

    The Lady Panthers lost their home match to Gallatin. The team shot a 191. Kaileigh Burgess shot a personal best of 65.

    Panthers beat Bearcats

  • Stress: Fact of life, fact of fat

    For most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it is also a fact of fat.

  • Constitution Day recognized on Sept. 17

    It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important.  While the Fourth of July recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17, commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and secured our rights as citizens.

    In the 228 years since that journey began, the U.S. Constitution has become the oldest charter among the world’s major countries and still remains, at 4,400 words, the shortest.

  • Public Records | Sept. 17, 2015

    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.


  • Learn to say ‘no;’ prioritize time with your family

    Have you ever wondered why God created us to be in families?  Couldn’t God have just grabbed up some dust in his hands, smooshed it around a little and formed each of us just like he did in the beginning? 

    While this is entirely possible, that isn’t the path that God chose. Rather, God chose for humanity to find its root in family.

  • Community Calendar | Sept. 17, 2015

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

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

    Carroll County Animal Support meets at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of the Carroll County courthouse.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 17, 2015

    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, free gift with a new card or renewal. Quilts will be displayed during the month of October. If you would like to share one or two of your quilted items, please bring them to the library between Sept. 15 and Sept. 25. They welcome both new and vintage items. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Sept. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers resumes, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.