Today's News

  • There’s an app for that: Annual turkey counts go high tech

    Zak Danks, ruffed grouse and wildlife turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the department has added a smart phone app and a web-based survey to make it easier for people to report turkeys and poults spotted in the summer.

  • Carrollton resident concerned about speeding, disregard for stop signs

    Carrollton resident Maggie Brierly addressed Carrollton City Council July 9, about children riding mopeds recklessly through town without helmets and other children riding on golf carts that are not licensed. Councilmembers Doug Hill and Jeffrey Dickow were absent.

    Brierly said cars are speeding through stop signs like they are not there all over town. “How do we go about changing this?” she asked.

  • Safe canning practices keep everyone healthy

    Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let’s face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food.

  • June beetles among most common summer insects

    Summertime heat brings a host of insects that we may encounter as we are enjoying the outdoors. Let us learn more about three insects that we see this time of year: June beetles, blue-winged wasps, and cicada killers.

  • Ky Afield Outdoors: Hook, line and teacher

    School kids fervently look forward to summer break, but often after a few weeks, they complain of boredom.

    An 18-inch largemouth bass jumping and shaking its head at the end of a line is a sure-fire way to cure boredom and instill a passion for a lifelong wholesome activity in a young person. Many parents would like to teach their kids how to fish, but don’t know how to fish themselves.

  • New community calendar highlights events in one spot

    When school is out in Carroll County, it’s kind of like having summer break around the newspaper office as well. More nights off, smaller newspapers (once the fair is over) and a less stressful environment in the office.

    The summer is when I catch up on organizing sports photos for parents, take Lynda.com lessons to improve my skills and brainstorm ways to make the newspaper better.

    Flip ahead to page 7 and you will notice something new–a combined community calendar.

  • Marsh addresses legislative changes in effect including pension rates, taxes

    July 1 has come and gone, and with that, we are seeing a lot of the legislative changes go into effect.

  • New formula for college funding unfair; new taxes will take from working class

    To get a better understanding of the size of Kentucky’s state budget, it may help to compare it to revenues earned by Fortune 500 companies.  In that scenario, we’d be about 83rd this year, putting us ahead of Coca-Cola and American Express, but a little behind Facebook and Best Buy.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 12, 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 Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk presiding.


  • Fatal collision in Henry County

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 is investigating a multiple vehicle collision on I-71 that resulted in the death of one individual and injured at least two others.