Today's News

  • Sgt. McClellan in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Shawn McClellan left for Afghanistan April 16 on a year long deployment. He is based out of Fort Bragg, N.C. and is a member of the 82nd AirBorne Division. He leaves behind his wife, Amanda and 16 month old daughter, Kylie. The McClellans just learned they are expecting their second baby in late November.

  • Carroll County man charged with cruelty is regular at Milton swap meet

    Landmark News Service CARROLLTON, Ky. – A Worthville, Ky., man was cited last week on a charge of cruelty to animals by a Carroll County sheriff’s deputy. Donnie Cannon, a regular vendor at the semiannual Milton Animal Swap Meet, was cited Wednesday after authorities investigated complaints from his neighbors. Officials confisca

  • Varsity TCHS volleyball team tops Owen

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER   The Trimble County Raiders volleyball team hosted Owen County Thursday, and the varsity squad ruled t

  • Nursing home visits appreciated


    Thanks to Jay Montgomery and his youth for visiting the nursing homes. That could be an example for all of us. There are many lonely people in our county.

       Lead on Jay.

    Ruth Kemper



  • Carroll County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Public Library holds Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m., featuring Sarah Jane Lynch with her collection of antique dolls and doll quilts.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

  • County sees 42 percent increase in prescriptions

    A recent statewide report has confirmed that prescription drug use remains a problem in Carroll County.

    From 2005 to 2007, the rate of prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances increased by almost 42 percent in the county, the second highest increase in the state, according to a report published by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

  • Raid leads to animal cruelty citation

    More than 200 animals were confiscated and Worthville resident Donnie Cannon was cited for animal cruelty following a raid in Worthville, Wednesday, Sept.30.

    “It is my understanding that some complaints were made with the Kentucky State Police by people in Worthville who smelled a stench and reported several animals being seen in the Worthville Cemetery,” said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Lady Panthers top Eminence, Grant & Gallatin

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers scored wins in three volleyball outings during the past week, topping Eminence, Grant County and Gallatin County.

    Carroll won their final home contest, defeating Eminence 25-12 and 25-22 on Monday. Seniors Brooke Boles, Valerie White, and Katerina Woods were honored in their final home appearance.

    “They are great leaders and all three have played throughout their high school career, some of them even longer,” Coach Kristin Arbinger told The News-Democrat.

  • Senior Event proved to be another great success


    The 2009 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came to enjoy “Memories of the Family Farm.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, donations from the community and time given by all of the volunteers who helped build buildings, gather and set up the old farm equipment and other items, and set up the day of the event. Mike Humphrey and his team started building and preparing the grounds three days before the event -- a tremendous feat.  

  • Drivers should obey traffic rules, signs


    I have no idea why some people in Riverwood Estates have to drive so fast.

    There are small children and pets in the neighborhood and two speed limit signs on Riverwood Drive. One at the bottom on the right as you come up the hill and the other at the top just below Parkside Drive. Please drive responsibly.

    E. Peebles