Today's News

  • Did you know there are stinging caterpillars? Herbst explains

    Most people know that bees, wasps, hornets and some ants can sting to defend themselves or their nests, but few may realize that handling some caterpillars can also produce painful results. A recent local Facebook post brought attention to an unfortunate encounter with a type of flannel moth caterpillar. Recognizing the few stinging caterpillar species in Kentucky may help prevent future irritating encounters.

    Caterpillars are immature stages of moths and butterflies that often have spines and barbed hooks. With most species, these are for show and harmless.

  • Local gardeners
  • Public records | Aug. 16, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8-9, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church welcomes Picchioni as new pastor

    Hello and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. My name is Fr. Thomas Picchioni, and I am the new pastor for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

    It is a time of many changes for myself as this assignment brings me into a new community, a new position, a new parish and a new home.

  • Never stop strengthening your relationship with God

    The summer days are starting to dwindle away and with the advent of fall comes the time when students will return to school in order to go through another year of learning about the world.  Whether one is just beginning the journey with kindergarten or one has entered into the years of higher education, the process is basically the same: build upon what one already knows of the world to gain new insight, realize different perspectives and learn more facts and truths.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 16, 2018

    *New events in bold. Carroll County High School home games are bold and italicized.


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

    Aug. 16-17

    Carroll County Public Library will be closed for renovations.

    Carroll County High School PKOM training, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Aug. 16-26

    Kentucky State Fair at the fairgrounds in Louisville. Don’t forget to visit the Carroll County booth.

    Thursday, Aug. 16

  • New weather guarantee for race tickets

    To ease weather-related worries about buying NASCAR race tickets, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced a Fans First initiative that will have fans ‘singing in the rain.’

  • Contact SHIP about SNAP benefits

    Did you know that on average a Kentucky SNAP participant receives about $122 in food assistance each month? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded food assistance program that provides vital nutritional support to people all across the United States.

  • Readers On Vacation | Burgess
  • New library layout will help reduce conversational noise

    The library has been closed a majority of this week. We will open back up Saturday morning at 9 a.m. When you come back Saturday the library may look a little different than it did on Monday.