Today's News

  • Kindness is King
  • Be aware of tax scams

    Winchester Sun

    As that time of year when Americans anxiously await their tax returns begins, federal and state officials are offering cautionary advice, particularly about protecting personal information.

    With the right information, particularly a Social Security number, thieves can attempt to file false tax returns and take refunds, the Kentucky Department of Revenue warns.

  • Crossing a border

    Although we live in a country where we are sometimes divided by politics, theories, and even perceptions of right and wrong, we still have 48 states in one location, plus Hawaii and Alaska added. We have the opportunity to go from state to state by simply driving on through. State roads, interstates and even county two-lane highways have a sign entering and leaving whatever state that you are in.

    Now, what does that have to do with our lives?

  • House joined AG Beshear to promote drug prevention, enforcement, recovery bill

    In ways large and small, illegal drug use touches all of us.  It steals the future of those addicted, it tears at the lives of their loved ones, it fills our prisons beyond capacity, it strains local and state government budgets, it overwhelms first responders and substance-abuse treatment programs and it keeps businesses from finding the workers they need.

  • On the road | Feb. 1, 2018

    Carroll drops tight game to Frankfort

    In the battle of the Lady Panthers, Frankfort squeezed out a victory on their home floor Jan. 20, winning 43-40, putting both teams with an 11-10 record. Carroll County outshot Frankfort 38.2 percent to 28.8 percent, but Frankfort outrebounded them 39-32.

    Frankfort’s Tamara Bennett led all scorers with 13 points.

  • Lady Panthers post huge second quarter, but must hold on to win

    It was a rocky game for the Carroll County Lady Panthers, but in the end, they held on for a 50-46 win over district opponent Eminence on homecoming night Jan. 27.

    The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 15-11 first-quarter lead, but the Lady Panthers answered, outscoring their opponent 21-4 to head to the locker room with a 32-19 lead.

  • Tips for ridding your home of mold and mildew

    Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.

    Both mold and mildew are types of fungi that grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces. Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface. Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.

  • Keeping accurate records is a key responsibility on the farm

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason someone chooses farming as a career. With time, patience, and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less stressful.

    Record keeping does not have to be difficult. It is a way to keep track of things about your operation that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Feb. 1, 2018

    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.


  • Compass Quartet holds Valentine’s Day concert Feb. 10 at News Auction

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your special someone by attending a concert of love songs by The Compass Quartet.

    The concert, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board, will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at News Auction Service. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those 18 years old and younger. Wine from River Valley Winery and cupcakes from Julie Aulbach Cakes will be available for purchase.