Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 25, 2014

    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, Dec. 17-18, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Ghent city clerk charged with theft of city funds

    Kentucky State Police arrested the Ghent City Clerk Friday, Dec. 19, for allegedly writing city checks to herself for almost two-and-a-half years, totaling more than $100,000.

    Robbin Powell, 43, of Ghent was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in jail. She was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Cartmell Artist Showcase
  • Local officials sworn in

    Circuit judge Stephen Bates invited locally elected officials to the William Wheeler Carroll County Circuit Court building Dec 10 for a swearing in ceremony.

  • Carroll County High School Band winter concert
  • Circuit Judge Stephen Bates retiring
  • District financially investing in new teachers

    They say that there’s no place like home. For some graduates of Carroll County High School who have gone on to become teachers, that old saying just might be true. 

    Starting Aug. 2015, up to five new teachers in the Carroll County School District will receive a $1,000 stipend each year for up to five years. In order to qualify for the stipend, the teachers must meet the following criteria:

    Graduate of Carroll County High School.

    Holder of a valid teaching certificate.

  • Student of the week | JJ Hernandez Eighth grade Dec. 18, 2014

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “The fact that I can see my friends and have learning at the same time.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Science, because I love learning about the earth and what it is created from and everything that calls it home.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Kill Order”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Nutcracker Tea

     The Carroll County Public Library hosted its annual Nutcracker Tea for young children. Tea and other goodies were served and Santa made a visit. Jennifer Beach, Sarah Beach and Emily Beach provided live music for the event.

  • Senior Calendar | Dec. 18, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

    Thursday, Dec. 18: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 19: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo @ Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, noon.