Today's News

  • Candidates file for local races


    The News-Democrat

    The list of candidates for the November election for local races has been released, and most will go uncontested.

    Interim Carroll County Clerk Patti Mefford released the names of candidates for Carroll County School Board; Carrollton City Council; Ghent, Sanders, Prestonville and Worthville city commissions; and the Soil and Water Conservation Board.

  • Business venture brings siblings closer together


    The News-Democrat

    Crafts, antiques and a friendly atmosphere are a few things you can expect when you stop in “Simply Coffee & Crafts,” located at 427 Main St. in Carrollton.

    The family-owned and operated shop just opened in March and has been going “steady” ever since, said Debbie Supplee, one of six siblings who run the business.

    Supplee describes the shop as a “something to do” place for people of all ages, especially those who consider themselves collectors.

  • Congrats to scholars

    To the editor,

    Every year the Governor’s Scholars Program is open to any school in Kentucky. For the past two years, Trimble County High School has had five students each year participate in the program. Each year the students applying have to fill out a lengthy application including extra-curricular activities, ACT score, and an essay. This year the program had budget cuts, making the program harder to get accepted in to.

  • Webster, hospital win chamber awards


    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce racked up some major dough for scholarships and honored individuals and groups at its annual banquet.

    The gala Thursday night at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center drew local government officials and representatives from local businesses and industries.

  • To the editor,

    What ever happened to enjoying a small town parade and letting the kids have fun outside while you catch up with friends? In a time when everything seems so hectic, kids are glued to the computer and the price of gas is limiting our ability to have fun, it’s time to take a step back and enjoy ourselves and this great community.

    We have the perfect opportunity for that. The Trimble County High School Raider football team is hosting their annual Midnight Madness Saturday, August 23.

  • Coach appreciates support for softball


    I’ve been coaching three softball teams since mid-March and would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped me make it through the summer months of practice, games and travel.

  • 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.