Today's News

  • Motivation, where did you go?

    Motivation to get to the gym can be fickle. It is there until, for no apparent reason, it is not. The truth is fitness is a lifelong practice and there will be periods of waxing and waning motivation. Let’s take a look at some of these motivational boosters to carry you past the January resolution slump.

    Don’t avoid it, lean into it

  • Family of 10 loses home

    A Carroll County family of 10 lost their home and all of their possessions in a fire Thursday, Jan. 31.

    Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 7:17 p.m. of a structure fire at 226 Hwy. 55 in Prestonville, and firefighters arrived on scene at 7:23 p.m. The family of three adults and seven children were out of the house at the time of the call, according to the dispatch report.

  • Bevin visits Butler Park, announces next round of park funding

    Gov. Matt Bevin, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials visited General Butler State Resort Park Friday, Feb. 1, to announce the kickoff of phase two of the state’s “Refreshing the Finest” initiative.

  • Volunteering for Special Olympics

    Carroll County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes volunteered Jan. 28, at Perfect North for a Special Olympics event. Teacher Lynn Eaglin and the following students volunteered: Dhane Montgomery, Dylan Dean, Jacobi Brewer, Ben Watkins, Kennedy Daigle, Kaitlyn Reynolds, Kaycee Polley, Hannah McCarty, Gavin Hunt, Christian Lilly, Baylee Bickers and Lily Young. Students helped set up the courses, including snowshoe, slalom and ski events. They also helped if anyone fell during the race and cheered on the athletes during the competitions.

  • Beck to step down as editor; last day Feb. 28

    In my first column of the year, I encouraged everyone to “live your adventure” in 2019. It is with both great excitement and great sadness that I announce that my adventure is taking me away from The News-Democrat.

    One of the questions my dad has posed to me over the years is this: “If you could have any job, what would it be?” After a few years as a professional journalist, I had my answer: To work for my alma mater, Presentation Academy.

  • Rand reviews state pension debate

    For well over a decade now, no issue has dominated the General Assembly’s time quite like our public retirement systems – and that trend isn’t expected to change as this year’s legislative session re-starts this week following a short break.

    Because this matter is as complicated as it is important, now is a good time for a quick refresher course while we wait to see what, if anything, the House and Senate will do during the next two months.

  • Northern Kentucky legislative forum Feb. 16

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m.–noon, for the 2019 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at the Beechwood School Cafeteria, located at 54 Beechwood Rd., in Fort Mitchell. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.

    Carroll County representatives Rep. Rick Rand and Sen. Paul Hornback will be among those legislators in attendance.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2019 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Transportation Secretary Chao visits Carroll
  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Feb. 7, 2019


    Walk away the Pounds, 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    Conversation Cafe, 6 p.m. at Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St. Topic: “How do we cultivate optimism in the modern world?”

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon the first Thursday of the month at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Be God’s Valentine