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  • Believe in a trusted news source

    By Becky Barnes

    The Cynthiana Democrat

    What is your No. 1 news source?

    How confident are you in that source?

    I have been in the news-providing business for over 40 years. It’s a place where writers have been drummed with “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”

    That’s not something that happens on social media. Real news happens and is reported by real journalists.

  • Legislative session sees some bad bills, good ones approved

    The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history, and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished, both good and bad, and how the adoption of these policies will play out for the future of the Commonwealth.

  • Panther Tennis

    Carroll County at Spencer County, March 9

    Girls (Carroll wins, 3-2)

    No. 1 singles: Jessi Dermon vs. Erika Salandanar, 8-4

    No. 2 singles: Taylor Courtney vs. Caitlyn Stevens, 8-0

    No. 3 singles: Forfeit

    No. 1 doubles: Ashley Davidson and Kendall Conley vs. Ali Henderson and Lauren Lambdin, 3-8

    No. 2 doubles: Emilee Walker and Ashley Spenneberg vs. Ahi Wernert and Karli Ackers, 8-2

    Carroll County at Western Hills, March 16

    Girls (Western Hills wins, 4-1)

  • Carroll County District Court Records | April 6, 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, March 29-30, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • School menu | April 6, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Monday -Friday, April 3-7: Spring Break.

    Monday, April 10: Breakfast: Dutch waffle or cereal or mini cinnis; lunch: Hot dog on bun or ham and cheese calzone, onion rings, sunshine blend veggies and fruit sorbet.

    Tuesday, April 11: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon and toast or mini doughnuts or fruit pocket; lunch: Spaghetti with Texas Toast, California blend veggies, garden salad and apple.

  • Christian Academy third nine weeks honor roll


    All A’s

    Yashnoor Kaur.                            


    Kinley Harsin, Genesis Hollingsworth,  Hector Espinoza, Madeline Black, Jocelyn Boutwell, Macy Blevins, John Vance, Christopher Young, and Ryder Smith.

    First grade

    All A’s

  • Carroll County High School third nine weeks honor roll

    Ninth grade

    All A’s

    Laura Ball, Lorinda Bennett, Tori Burgin, Mason Byrd, Dalton Furnish, Esmeralda Garcia, Preston Hunter, Lauren Perkinson, Jacklyn Ray, Andrea Searcy, Carmen Simo Perkins, Derrius Watson, James Webster and Jenna Wilson.


  • Carroll County Middle School third nine weeks honor roll

    Sixth grade

    All A’s

    Richard Cayton-Wright, Mallory Coghill, Alyssa Dermon , Alex Froman, Andrew Frye , Hannah Kincaid, Gabriella Mahoney, Connor Mefford, Caleb Melton, Kaydence Smith, Owen Stark, Leslie Tema, and Chloe Young. 


  • Kinman pleads guilty, resigns as sheriff

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pleaded guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations, and he resigned his position as sheriff.

    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year Pretrial Diversion program.

  • Live Your Passion - F Fishing |Troy and Brady Bickers

    For Troy and Brady Bickers, fishing is more than just a way to relax. It’s a way for father and son to enjoy each other’s company, to compete side by side and to create lifelong memories.