Today's News

  • Owen dominates over Carroll in district matchup

    Owen County continued the momentum from last week’s regional All “A” championship in Tuesday night’s 81-39 district win over Carroll County.

    Owen scored the first basket of the game on a dunk by junior forward Carson Williams. Vince Toftness added eight of his game high 26 points as Owen rolled to a 13-0 lead before Carroll County junior forward Austin Crank scored Carroll’s first points with 2:55 left in the first quarter.

  • Deadline nears for producers to join farm programs

    The deadlines are quickly approaching for producers with base acres to make decisions regarding new coverage programs under the current Farm Bill.

    The two new programs that have been created through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the 2014 Farm Bill are Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

    ARC and PLC are commodity farm safety net programs that offer farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues.

  • Healthy choices can help with new year weight loss

    Hello, since this is my first article for the paper I wanted to thank everyone I’ve met in the community and at the Carroll County Extension Office for the warm welcomes and offers of support in my new position as Family and Consumer Science Agent. There are many folks to meet and opportunities yet to come, and I look forward to them all!

    At the beginning of January many of us made resolutions and set goals around health, such as eating healthier, becoming more fit or losing weight.

  • Public records | Jan. 22, 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.


  • Oak will coordinate circulation, delivery

    In search of a new challenge, Michelle Oak found one at The News-Democrat. Her first day as the new circulation coordinator was Dec. 22, and she has been learning something new every day since.

    “It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’ve never worked for a newspaper before,” Oak said of why she applied for the position.

  • Taylor to lead graphics for newspapers

    After working his entire career in Madison, Ind., graphic designer Darrel Taylor decided it was time for a change. He joined the staff at The News-Democrat Jan. 5, as the new graphic designer.

    “Darrell will manage composition of ads for our customers in Carroll and Trimble counties,” Publisher Jeff Moore said. “He will also design the classified pages for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner and handle all layout and ad design for the River City Trading Post.”

  • Hornback hosts forum Jan. 31 at courthouse

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the downtown courthouse in Carrollton from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to brief constituents on the 2015 legislative session. 

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

    “I look forward to seeing folks in Carroll County on Saturday, the 31st and sharing information on what’s going on in Frankfort this session,” Hornback said. “I also look forward to hearing your concerns and answering any questions you may have in order to better serve you.”

  • Ghent OKs expenses for KLC trainings

    With City Attorney Bill Brammell present, Ghent City Commissioners voted at a special meeting Jan. 19, to provisionally accept the December bank register subject to the findings of the audit. Ghent Mayor Lonnie Mefford said that he had been unable to find receipts/bills for all the payments that were made in December. Adjustments to what is accepted would be made after the city received the results of the audit.

  • Student of the week: Gabrielle Bowen, Sixth grade (Jan. 15)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is the changing in class and being with my friends and spending more time with them.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is science because I find animals and the world interesting.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The last book I read was ‘Middle School: My brother is a big, fat liar.’”

  • Nucor Steel Gallatin recently earned governor’s safety and health award

    Secretary Larry L. Roberts of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet presented employees and officials of Nucor Steel Gallatin with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes the facility’s 465 employees for working 1,067,652 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.