• Caring people is what sets us apart


    An experience I had cutting fire wood on Sunday illustrates the truth of Kaleb Nab’s letter to the editor in the May 17th edition of The News-Democrat. For those who haven’t read Nab’s letter, the 2012 graduate of Carroll County High School explained why he moved back to Carroll County after earning his engineering degree from the University of Louisville.

    Carroll County may lack some of the amenities of larger cities, he suggested, but it has what’s really important: caring people.

  • Class of 1959 hosts reunion June 9, at Butler Lodge


    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding its annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Saturday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.  All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well.  Please bring any mementos that you wish to share.

    Gypsy Oak


  • Thanks to everyone for help, attending show
  • Nab shares why he returned to Carroll


    At the public forums for the upcoming elections, a question was posed with 

    the theme, “How would you convince someone to stay in or move to Carroll 

    County?” Some said because they were proud of the County, some said they 

    could find no reason and they will try to change that in their term.  Some 

    said that people aren’t staying here because there is nothing to do…

    I have faced this question because I moved back to this town after college.  

  • Notice on political letters to the editor

    The May 10, 2018 edition will be the last for letters to be submitted that involve candidates and issues surrounding the upcoming May 22, primary election.

    The News-Democrat instituted this policy to allow for candidates to have a chance to respond to any new issues that could be raised in a letter.

    Political letters allowed to run in the May 17 issue may only address something from a May 10 letter and will not be allowed to include any new issues.

    Editor Kristin Beck

    The News-Democrat

  • God is the solution to school issues


  • Thanks from Relay for Life committee


    The Carroll County Relay for Life would like to thank the local businesses for making our Quarter Auction a success: Hair Studio, Hometown Pizza, Snappy Pizza, Paul’s Tires, Cooper’s, Glauber’s Sports, Papa Johns, McNeal’s, Maguana’s, Artful Gifts, Kroger, Welch’s Restaurant, Country Treasures, General Butler State Resort Park, Carroll County School Board, Larry Willhoite, Tracy Rose, James and Katelyn McGlennen, Debbie and Joe Roth, Pat and Betty McGlennen, The Relay Committee and friends.


  • Pension bill harms those it affects


    Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last week, in the space of about nine hours, the majority party produced a 291-page pension bill and voted it out of the House and Senate. Senate Bill 151 awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature.

  • New revenue may be only option to fix pensions


    When I began a career in education in 2006, The Kentucky Public Pension 

    system was reported to be one of the most robust in the nation. 

    Unfortunately, the legislature forestalled their annual obligations to the 

    retirement system to fund other programs for several years. (The Courier 

    Journal reports that this happened to varying degrees over a 20-year 

    period.) Compounding the problem, the recession of 2008 caused stagnation in 

  • Greatest weapons are love, compassion


    We the people are at war! Whether it be the children being bombed in Syria, the innocent teenagers in their own schools, or the baby being fed drugs through his own mother’s umbilical cord. We are not waiting for war. We are not hoping that war will not come to our doorsteps. We are at war! The enemy is pure, cold blooded evil, and we must fight!