Today's News

  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.

  • Carroll County at Work | Farmer

    Billie Hotfil, who has farmed all of his adult life, said there have been more changes in farming in the last 20 years than in the previous two generations.

    “Technology has changed everything for farmers,” Hotfil said, as he pulled an old flip phone out of his pocket. “This old thing only makes calls, but the one like you have is like having a computer in your pocket.”

  • Rand explains the legislative process

    If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.

    This year is a prime example, with several high-profile measures having been considered by the General Assembly before.  That includes those addressing booster seats, dating violence and an update of the state’s telecommunications laws.

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.

  • New doctor will specialize in pediatrics, youth sports medicine

    Pediatrics and youth sports medicine will be added to the services offered by Carroll County Family Practice, located at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, as the clinic welcomes Dr. Jessica Easterling to the staff.

    Easterling will offer comprehensive care for children up to age 18, which includes wellness care. She is excited to be offering pediatrics close to home.

  • 2014-2015 Carroll County High School basketball awards

     Panthers Basketball

    Awards 2014-2015

    All Conference – Isaiah Hogan and Jackson “Boo” Donahue

    First National Bank 3-point Award: Isaiah Hogan – 24

    Team captain, Senior leadership: Taylor Schirmer

    Leading scorer: Isaiah Hogan – 13.0

    Leading rebounder: Taylor Schirmer - 139

    Most blocked shots: Austin Crank - 24

  • Passover and Last Supper
  • CCHS students learn from Ghost Out

    The church bell gonged repeatedly as the Grim Reaper led 10 students and one adult into the darkened Carroll County High School gym.

    Carroll County High School students saw each of their classmates and CCHS secretary Richelle Wheeler eased to the ground and covered by a white sheet by Carroll County EMS as Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite, Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman read their eulogies.

  • Deadline to enter Gentry Art Show April 17

    The library tries to find ways to fill voids we perceive exist in our community. One particular niche I think we do a good job of filling is providing support and a venue to artists within our community and surrounding areas. In this world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, we want to make sure that the humanities and art are not forgotten.

  • Public records | Apr. 9, 2015

    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.