Today's News

  • Council abates two properties, may commission history video

    After receiving recommendations from the Code Enforcement Board, Carrollton City Council June 25, approved abating two properties for various citations.

    The first property was 704 Eleventh St., owned by Larry Howard. The original citation was issued Jan. 31, for unfit/unsanitary building conditions. The owner had the option to repair the building to compliance or demolish the building, removing the source of the violation.

  • Public-pension bill will head to Supreme Court

    For those of us who opposed this year’s public-pension bill, the court ruling that struck it down last Wednesday was cause for celebration.  It also re-affirmed something even more important: The people of Kentucky should never be shut out of the legislative process.

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s opinion is just the latest – but not the last – step in a saga that has been going on for more than a year.  The Kentucky Supreme Court will ultimately decide the law’s fate in the weeks ahead.

  • In his battle with cancer, Hendrick finds refuge in baseball


    Kentucky High School Athletic Association

    When Chris Hendrick underwent chemotherapy Tuesday, June 19. in Louisville, he occupied his mind with happy thoughts of umpiring in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament the past two weekends in Lexington.

    Hendrick, who has been battling cancer the past 21 months, finds refuge on the diamond.

  • College golfer | Blake Belcher

    Recent Carroll County High School graduate Blake Belcher signed to play golf at Georgetown College at a ceremony June 21, at Fairway Golf Course.

    Blake Belcher | Golf at Georgetown College

  • How to dispose of a found needle

    Summer is here! That means kids playing in parks; barefoot play, outdoor cleaning and river sweeps are here too. You’ve been asking: What do I do if I find a needle? How do I dispose of it?

    We have your answers and tips to doing so. According to The Department of Health, the recommended way to dispose of a discarded needle and syringe varies between cities and states.

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  • Team Kentucky to depart for Special Olympics USA Games

    Team Kentucky will take its final steps on the Road to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games when they depart from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Saturday, June 30.

    Team Kentucky features 45 athletes and 18 coaches who will compete in eight sports at the USA Games, which will be held July 1-6 in Seattle, Washington. Kentucky athletes hail from Bowling Green, Carrollton, Carter County, Elizabethtown, Georgetown, Glasgow, Lexington, Louisville, Northern Kentucky, Murray, Ohio County and Owensboro.

  • Public Records | June 28, 2018

    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, June 20-21, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


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