Today's News

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Justin Ray

    Many young athletes begin their careers playing on teams coached by their parents. But not many experience that added pressure and scrutiny through their entire high school careers.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Miranda Groseclose

    From long nights at the basketball court to long nights in books, Miranda Groseclose has put in the time, the effort and the hard work necessary to meet her goals. Now a graduating senior from Carroll County High School, she will embark on the next stage of her journey–Wilmington College, where she will major in athletic training and sports management and follow her dream of playing college ball.

  • Softball team wins first district tourney game since 2004

    For the first time since 2004, the Carroll County Lady Panthers are headed to the 31st District championship game. The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 6-1, Monday, May 23, at Carroll County and will face Henry County Tuesday for the title. By advancing to the championship, both teams will automatically play in the 8th Region Tournament, held at Trimble County High School. Seeding will take place Sunday.

  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace.

  • Council looks to recover funds

    The city of Carrollton wants its money. Leisure Interactive, which owns the reservation software used at the 2Rivers Campground and has handled the campground’s credit card payments for reservations since it opened in 2012, is behind an estimated $18,000 in payments to the city, according to Mayor Robb Adams.

  • Changes coming to the 911 agreement

    Officials are continuing to work on amending the current 911 agreement between the city of Carrollton and the county.

    Mayor Robb Adams presented city council May 23, with a draft of the amended 911 ordinance that was typed up by County Attorney Nick Marsh. Either Marsh or City Attorney Amy Eversole had to get the process started by typing up an amendment and then both sides would make changes, he said. The goal is for the city and the county to fund dispatch in a “equal, split-down-the-middle, fair way,” Adams said.

  • SO confiscates 22.9 grams of crystal meth, four arrested

    Information from a burglary in Owen County led to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office making its largest methamphetamine confiscation ever and the arrest of four people, May 17.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said the department was assisting the Owen County Sheriff with a burglary in Owen County, and there was information that the stolen property was in Carrollton. A search warrant was obtained and executed at 1103 Sixth Street.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 26, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

  • Carroll County Schools to provide free meals over the summer

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:


  • Field Day at Winn