Today's News

  • Ky. farmers working toward creating a Kentucky Cloth

    By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Now that Kentucky can grow hemp again, the next step is figuring out what to do with it.

    A new project, a cooperative effort among local producers, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a California non-profit called Fibershed, has a possible answer with its plan to blend hemp with wool and alpaca fiber, all from Kentucky farmers.

  • Make a commitment to get active this spring

    New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get healthier may be long forgotten, but spring, with its beautiful flowers and warmer weather, is the perfect time to rejuvenate those resolutions by getting active outdoors. 

    Most of us know that regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of some cancers, help you maintain a healthy weight; strengthen muscles and bones and improve your mental health. Regardless, most of us do not get the exercise we need.

  • School Menu | Mar. 19, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools,  changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.


    Thursday, March 19: Breakfast: chicken biscuit; lunch: hot dog with bun, chili sauce, cheese, potato rounds, grapes or diced pears. Carroll County High School and middle school will offer: Philly cheese or Buffalo chicken with bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, green peppers, baked beans and fries.

  • Student of the week: Lauren Perkinson Seventh grade | Mar. 19, 2015

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite thing is math because I can understand it and do it fast.”

    What was the last book you read? 


    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Mocking Jay Part 1”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    “I would like to go to NKU.”

    What do you want to be when you grow up and why?  

  • Cartmell students broadcast a daily newscast to school

    If Cartmell students want to know what is happening in their school, they watch the morning news. Filmed and broadcast on location at Cartmell Elementary School, the Cartmell Morning Newscast has been on the air for 11 years.

     “The kids love it,” school librarian Sijean Hill said. “They take ownership of the newscast since they are the ones running it.”

  • Holloway named to Dean’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that Lauren Nicole Holloway of Carroll County has earned Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2014 semester. Holloway is majoring in Apparel Design and Merchandising. She is a past graduate of Carroll County High School.

  • Public records | Mar. 19, 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.


  • Annual report shows calls for service up


    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Police Department reported increases in calls for service, alarm responses, motorist assists and department programs in its annual report to the Carrollton City Council.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the department tracks 27 categories and experienced increases in 10 areas and a reduction in 17 areas.

  • ‘Stakes high’ as lawmakers seek late heroin deal

    By Tom Loftus and Mike Wynn

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky legislators pledged to avoid a repeat of 2014: Amid a deadly epidemic, a major bill to fight heroin collapses on the House floor only minutes before adjournment.

    Now after months of debate, they are cutting it close.

    The 2015 General Assembly returns March 23 with two days left to address the lethal flood of heroin that is anguishing families and claiming hundreds of lives each year in Kentucky.

  • Legislative checklist: What has been accomplished, what work remains

    By John Cheves

    and Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Two work days remain for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly, and much is unfinished.

    Lawmakers will return March 23 and 24 to consider any vetoes issued by Gov. Steve Beshear and pass a last-minute flurry of legislation on their way out of the Capitol for another year.