Today's News

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. This year’s topic will be heroin.

    Award-winning panelists from Northern Kentucky will speak: Jim Thaxton, NKY Heroin Impact Task Force Coordinator; Jason Merrick, NKY People Advocating Recovery; Bonnie Hedrick, Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Alliance; and Charlotte Wethington, parent and recovery advocate.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Want to meet local business owners or learn more about a club or organization in Carroll County? Then Business After Hours is where you want to be March 10.

    The networking event will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine from 5-7 p.m.

    “The event is open to anyone,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It is geared to business owners and clubs or organizations as a social networking tool.”

  • Weather forces school cancellation March 4

    With more wintry weather knocking on the door, Carroll County Schools made the decision Tuesday night to cancel school the next day, Wednesday, March 4.
    The decision to cancel school was made based on information from the National Weather Service, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said Wednesday morning. The timing of the impending snow event corresponded to when the district would be transporting its students back home. The district values student safety first, he said.

  • Massie urges Congress not to pass bill similar to last year’s Innovation Act

    At the recent Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I see the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.

  • Senate, House work to find some common ground on heroin legislation

    As we approach the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session, we have been working diligently to complete our consideration of Senate bills while also vetting legislation that has been passed by the House. We will begin considering several additional House bills next week and, on Monday, the Senate plans to pass the first bill to receive the approval of both legislative chambers.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | March 5, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 25-26, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Absence of choices in politics denies citizens a better quality of life

    What if.

    There is nothing quite as important as spending a few moments of our personal time asking the very basic question, “What if?”

  • House Bill 4 a far reach to pass, but would benefit teachers’ retirement

    While each legislative session is different, many of the bills the General Assembly considers every year tend to be grouped in just a handful of categories: education, health, public protection, economic development and streamlining government services.

    All of them came into play last week as the House worked through the remainder of our high-profile bills and many others that are also now ready for the Senate’s consideration.

  • 2015 All-District Honors


    Lauren Moore, Miranda Groseclose, Haley Dermon and Evan McMahan were named to the 31st District All-Tournament Team.

  • Game over: Lady Panthers’ season ends in regional loss to Shelby Co.

    Shelby County’s full-court press proved too much to handle for Carroll County as the Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Panthers, 66-34, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Tuesday, March 3, hosted by Carroll County High School.

    Tied 11-11 after the first quarter, the Lady Panthers were held without a field goal in the second, going 3-6 from the free throw line, and found themselves in a 20-point hole at the half.