Today's News

  • Carrollton Utilities, city clerk earn regional awards


    The News-Democrat

    Monday was Carrollton’s night to shine as Carrollton Utilities and City Clerk Becky Pyles were honored with top regional awards at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s 37th annual dinner and banquet in Erlanger.

    CU was recognized by NKADD for its regional wastewater treatment plant, earning the Intergovernmental Unity of Effort Award for an organization.

    Pyles was named Municipal Clerk of the Year in the Northern Kentucky region as part of the group’s public sector awards.

  • Kysoc bids farewell to counselors from around the world


    The News-Democrat

    Summer at Camp Kysoc in Carrollton ended Aug. 2, with its 32 counselors saying “goodbye,” “adios,” “au revoir” and “auf wiedersehen,” to the staff and each other.

    Over the next week, everyone would be taking off, whether in a car, on a bus or a plane. While some were going home to nearby Versailles, Ky., or Indiana, others were returning home to Australia and South Korea.

  • Searching for Class of 1988

    To the editor,

    Members of the Trimble County High School class of 1988 will host a reunion planning meeting Sunday, Aug. 24. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at Milton Fire Department Station #2 on Hwy. 421 North near the Hwy. 1226 intersection.

    All alumni are welcome and are encouraged to bring lots of ideas.

    Nicole Lacefield

    Class of 1988 president

  • Computer simulation system provides real-life training


    The News-Democrat

    In a cold dark room in the city office building, local law enforcement officers now have the opportunity to test their skills in a Firearms Training Simulator.

    The system, known by the acronym FATS, was discovered by Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey, who heard about it at a conference he attended earlier this year.

    He requested that the county receive one of the two simulators statewide. It is currently set up in a room across the hall from the Carrollton Police Department.

  • Chrysler sues to take over Carrollton dealership


    The News-Democrat

    The Chrysler Corporation seized control of the Todd Nelson Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership Monday after filing suit in Carroll County Circuit Court against the dealership and Nelson for default and breach of contract and seeking more than $2 million in missing funds.

  • Lady Panthers win season’s first conference match


    CCHS Correspondent

    The Carroll County High School varsity volleyball team passed, set and spiked their way to victory in the first match of the season Tuesday, Aug. 12.

    The girls volleyball team played at Williamstown, winning the first game 25-11 and second game – and the match – 25-23.

    It was the Lady Panthers’ first step toward the team’s goal of taking the championship this year.

  • Film promotes Carroll County tourism


    The News-Democrat

    Fog just evaporated and the river had a hint of blue to it, when Aaron Hutchings of the Ghent Media Center asked for the first take of two local actors in a tourism infommercial.

    Angela Franklin and Lonnie Crutcher were hosts in a short film that will be seen in local hotels touting everything Carrollton. Production with live actors began Saturday at Point Park, but the production team has been at it for weeks.

  • 'Welcome Bag' donors helped make good memories of Carrollton


    On behalf of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Office, I would like to thank those who contributed to the “Welcome Bag” items distributed to members and competitors at the National Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament May 13-17 at Point Park in Carrollton.

    Because of your generosity, visitors from outside our community received a warm hometown welcome and fond memories. Word of mouth goes a long way in promoting our community, and your support helps to ensure that Carroll County is a place that they will want to visit again and again.

  • Dow Corning recognized with state safety award


    The News-Democrat

    Working one million hours without a lost time injury or illness is a distinction any company would be proud to acknowledge.

    Dow Corning Carrollton Site was recognized for that feat in a presentation from Mark Brown of the Governor’s Safety and Health office Tuesday afternoon.

    Dow Corning also received another mark of distinction Tuesday accepting a plaque from Aaron Keatley from the Department of Environmental Protection, welcoming them into the KY EXCEL program.

  • Court joins counties in suit against state policy


    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday, Aug. 12, to join 119 counties in Kentucky that have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking changes in how the state pays for housing prisoners who face felony charges.

    State prisoners are housed in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center, which is self-supporting and relies on income from the state, and fees paid by local inmates, to operate.