Local News

  • Osborne hired as new superintendent

    Carroll County Board of Education unanimously voted May 24, to approve a four-year contract with former Owen County High School principal Danny Osborne as the new superintendent of Carroll County Schools. Osborne will replace Interim Superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., who was signed to a one-year contract while the Board of Education searched for a long-term replacement for former superintendent Bill Hogan.

  • Ensure child receives medical treatment by filling out consent form

    It’s common for children to spend a week or two with their grandparents during the summer months. It’s also common for children to end up with a minor injury or some type of 24-hour bug and need medical attention.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is working to ensure those grandparents or other family members can get the medical treatment children need when their parents or legal guardians are not nearby.

    The hospital has a parental authorization form that can be completed, assigning individuals permission to treat a child.

  • Wendy’s to open in Carroll Co.

    It’s no longer just a rumor–Wendy’s is officially coming to Carroll County.

    The fast-food chain is currently constructing its new facility at 3177 Hwy. 227, where the Shell gasoline station was previously located. The projected opening date is mid-August, according to Dave Shumar, director of operations for Deters Company, a Wendy’s franchisee that currently owns five other locations in Northern Kentucky: Crittenden, Richwood, Burlington, Ft. Wright and Independence.

  • Man killed after alleged break-in

    Shaun Corley, 37, of Carrollton was pronounced dead after he was shot by a Carrollton homeowner as Corely was kicking in the door of the home.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday afternoon that Corley was reported to be unruly and causing a disturbance in the Sycamore Trace Subdivision on Sycamore Circle Tuesday morning, May 29.

  • First reading for budget; Nucor begins work on baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2018-19 budget at the May 23, special meeting. The $12,606,832 budget was approved 4-0. The second reading will take place at the June 26, meeting.

  • Don’t fall victim to Publishers Clearing House imposter scams

    Carroll County resident David Kemper came into The News-Democrat office May 24, reporting he had received a phone call from Publishers Clearing House telling him he had won $25 million and two 2018 Mercedes Benz vehicles. The caller identified himself to Kemper as “Peter Anderson,” and told him he had to pay a 1 percent tax on the winnings today, totaling $486.98.

    Kemper said that “Anderson” told him that winning makes friends and break up friendships so not to tell anyone until he receives the money.

  • In loving memory

    Carroll County High School held a ceremony for students that will be entering one of the military branches, May 21.

  • Tomlinson, Gosser, Proctor, Belcher earn top votes

    Tuesday’s Carroll County Democratic Primary Election proved to be one where many familiar faces — incumbents and former county officials — fared well and tallies showed that every vote counts with an apparent one-vote win in a magistrate’s race.

  • Nucor Steel donation to complete baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will be taking steps forward to complete the baseball complex at Robert Westrick Memorial Park thanks to a partnership with Nucor Steel announced May 11.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the donation will put the county over the top in getting the complex finished. As of now, there is not a dollar amount to Nucor’s donation, he said.