Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court | March 13, 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.


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  • Prestonville 2013 audit completed

    Prestonville City Committee received its 2013 audit report March 3 during a special meeting at city hall.

    Prestonville City Clerk Allison Willhoite shared the results of the audit conducted by Ross & Company PLLC for the period July 1, 2012, till June 30, 2013. 

    Willhoite said a special meeting was called on the recommendation of the City Attorney Corey Gamm.  Gamm told Willhoite the audit needs to be published within 30 days. But before that could happen, it needed to be presented to city commissioners and the mayor.

  • Tennis teams set the bar high with experience returning

    If you take a look at the rosters for this season’s Carroll County High School tennis teams, you may think they are complete opposites. One team boasts a roster with six seniors, while the other includes one junior and six freshmen. However, both squads are experienced and have high expectations for the 2014 season.

    The Panthers lost just one senior to graduation last year and will be led by six seniors this year: Noah Abercrombie, Nick Aulbach, Dakota Corbin, Joe Gemmer, Gabe Kates and Joseph Parker.

  • Team chemistry, fielding will be baseball’s strengths

    Despite graduating eight seniors from last year’s squad, the 2014 edition of the Carroll County Panthers baseball team boasts a strong core of experienced players, as well as new additions poised to make an immediate impact.

  • Judge-exec candidates to speak at Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Carrollton presents weekly programs focused on the future of Carroll County featuring candidates for the Democratic nomination for judge-executive.

    Club President-Elect Jeff Moore said the candidates have accepted the Rotary’s invitation to speak on their vision for the county’s future during the lunch meetings held at noon on Wednesdays at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 10, 2014

    EIP application for deck approved

    Carroll County residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a scoop of ice cream while sitting on a deck facing the Ohio River behind the former Carrollton Federal Bank building. Carrollton City Council awarded an Enterprise Incentive Program grant to building owner Homer Kunselman.

  • More graduation honors, higher requirements in 2015

    Carroll County Board of Education members came to an agreement at a work session meeting Tuesday that they would like to keep the valedictorian and salutatorian honors and add cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude designations to the Carroll County High School graduation ceremony in order to recognize more students for their achievements. The requirements for these new designations will continue to be discussed at the next regular board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at Carroll County Middle School.

  • School district working toward being tobacco-free

    Carroll County Schools is taking its first steps toward becoming a Tobacco-Free Campus. The goal is to be tobacco-free by August 2015, just in time to kick off the 2015-16 school year.

  • Father charged with murder after 2-year-old son dies

    A Ghent man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old son.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Douglas Allen, 26, after toxicology reports from the state medical examiner showed the child had high levels of oxycodone in his system at the time of death.

    Amanda Foster, Douglas Allen’s girlfriend and the victim’s mother, called 911 at 6:43 a.m. Feb. 19 telling dispatchers the child had been discovered dead in his bed.