Today's News

  • Federal disaster assistance available to farmers

    The Carrollton Service Center Farm Service Agency is currently conducting sign-ups for livestock disaster assistance programs. 

    These disaster programs are authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill as permanent programs and provide retroactive authority to cover losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

    The three programs are:

    Livestock Forage Program

    The Livestock Forage Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • Get exhibits ready now for the Carroll County Fair

    The Carroll County Fair is June 6 – 14 and the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is getting ready for this year’s event.

    We encourage all Carroll County youth and adults to exhibit items you have made, grown, raised and created so we can showcase our Carroll County talent in the 4-H and Open Class exhibits.

  • Earls presented Korean war medals at May ceremony

    Sixty-two years ago on Feb. 14, 1952, at the age of 21, Freddie C. Earls of Carrollton was called to serve active duty in Korea for the Department of the U.S. Army. He served only one year, five months and 17 days. On April 19, 1953, he was wounded, resulting in the loss of eyesight in both eyes.

    After a long hospital stay and a long recovery period, he was sent to rehabilitation in Chicago, Ill.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 22, 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, May 14-15, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years
  • Prestonville Commissioner Smith resigns, first reading of city budget


    The News-Democrat

    The resignation of Charlie Smith at the Prestonville city meeting May 19 will leave an empty commissioner’s seat.

    In a letter written by Smith, he thanked everyone and informed them that his resignation was effective May 19. Smith’s term would have ended in November, and a replacement must now be found to serve until the end of that term.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Lady Cats in 31st District Tourney

    The Henry County Lady Cats were on top of their game Tuesday night. Unfortunately, it was at the expense of the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

    After falling behind 4-0, the Lady Panthers rallied in the bottom of the fifth to tie. But the Lady Cats weren’t done, plating two runs in the sixth and seven in the seventh to win, 13-4, in the 31st District Tournament. They advanced to the championship game Wednesday against Gallatin County, which defeated Owen County Tuesday, 3-2. Both teams also will compete in the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Panthers beat Wildcats, move on to championship

    Carroll County Panthers baseball earned a team win Tuesday night in the 31st District Tournament, defeating host Henry County, 6-2. They advanced to play Owen County in the championship Wednesday at Henry County. Results of that game were unavailable by press time. By making it to the championship, the Panthers and the Rebels will both play in the 8th Region Tournament next week, with the site yet to be determined.

  • Westrick, Kinman, Graham win primary races

    Bobby Lee Westrick will be Carroll County’s next judge-executive if he has a successful run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    Westrick, a newcomer to county politics, took 1,004 votes (35 percent) in Tuesday’s Primary Election to beat long-time District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller by just 81 votes for the Democratic nod. Miller took 923 votes (32 percent).

    The race for judge-executive was wide open, with five candidates vying to replace Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who is retiring as judge-executive after three successive terms.

  • Bringing back the forests

    More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park to help plant 1,200 trees as part of Kentucky State Park’s “Plant a Tree” program.

    State parks received a $9,500 grant from Odwalla Juice and Food Co. for the program that is providing trees to be planted at 17 locations around Kentucky.