• Kentucky Retired Teachers Week is Oct. 14-20


    The seventh annual Kentucky Retired Teachers Week will be Oct. 14-20, 2018. This week was established by the executive council of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association to highlight the efforts of retired teachers. In 2014 the General Assembly honored retired teachers by declaring the third week in October as Kentucky Retired Teachers Appreciation Week.

  • Westrick enjoyed concert


    Concerning the recent Tobacco Festival concert starring Ronnie McDowell–Best show ever!!!

    Rita Westrick


  • Rotary aims to end polio

    This year, on Oct. 24, 2018, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. Rotarians around the world will be joining to raise global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now.

  • Thanks for help with Bike the Bluegrass


    The American Lung Association in Kentucky debuted its all-new cycling event, Bike the Bluegrass, offering three routes through Carroll, Owen and Gallatin counties last Saturday, Sept. 15, and the community couldn’t have been kinder or more welcoming.

    Community leaders in all three counties, convened by Mayor Robb Adams, worked in advance to ensure our riders’ safety, churches hosted rest stops for riders, people waved and encouraged cyclists, and drivers were so cautious and considerate.

  • County should keep Kysoc, not sell


    I am a bit upset after reading that the county is wanting to sell Camp KYSOC. Why not develop it into something the whole county can use? People complain all the time that there is nothing to do around here for kids or adults, why not use KYSOC as an area for the entire county? I know that there was money put into the budget for this and a committee working hard on developing it. This should be proposed as an open meeting to the public, held at a time when a lot of the county people who work can attend and let 

  • Poker Run raises more than $8,900


    We would like to say “Thanks” to everyone for the support of the 9th Annual Christmas In August Poker Run 2018. We had 276 waivers signed with approximately 200 bikes that participated in the event.

    Thanks to everyone for the donations we received, selling and buying raffle tickets, 50/50, riding in the event, the food provided, police officers blocking intersections, etc.… We raised $8,949.50! God blessed us with an absolute beautiful day. Again THANKS for everyone’s support.

    Tracey Reynolds and Kenny Jones

  • Mitchell reflects on what she likes about Carroll Co.


    Good and graciousness of Carroll County, especially Carrollton, as I am only a visitor here.

    I actually moved back to this area after 35 years because I had such fond memories of spending summers in Carrollton as a youngster, every summer for six weeks till the age of 18 years old when I was a lifeguard at the beach of General Butler State Resort Park. Shame the beach was taken away. I still attend this state park often as I have a brick for my deceased husband at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site. A great work of effort for your city and county.

  • Thanks to Deputy Blanton for his assistance

    Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Sheriff Philip Marshall and brought to The News-Democrat for publication with the family’s permission.


  • Roberts, staff thank everyone for help


  • Ohio family offers thanks after car trouble


    I want to thank several people for helping  two senior citizens and a little dog after having a blow out on I-71 Wednesday about  10 p.m.

    First: Deputy Brandon Merredith who went beyond the call of duty, trying to repair the tire, helping arrange tow, getting  us to lodging for the night, then arranging morning transport to a tire shop.