Today's News

  • Ky. is the ‘cancer capital of the country’

    Ben Chandler, CEO and President of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, painted a grim health snapshot of Kentucky and Carroll County in his remarks to the Town Forum, May 11.

    “Kentucky leads the nation in cancer deaths,” Chandler said. “That makes us the cancer capital of the country.”

  • Softball scores big win on Senior Night Tuesday

    After a slow start, Carroll County’s bats started rolling against Frankfort Tuesday night, as the Lady Panthers sent their seniors off with a 22-3 blowout win on Senior Night. It was the final home game for Haley Dermon, Kyra Kane and Cheyenne Lawrence.

    “This is a good group of seniors,” head coach Chelsie Roy said. “They bond well with the team. I’ve enjoyed coaching them the past three years, and they’ve grown within the last three years, I feel like, and they’ve grown as leaders.”

  • CCMH, Norton collaborate to bring orthopedic surgeon to Carrollton

    Local residents no longer have to leave the county to see an orthopedic surgeon with the addition of Dr. Chad Smith to providers at the Specialty Center at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said Monday that they have not been able to provide these services because they could not find an orthopedic surgeon willing to come to Carrollton.

    “Through collaboration with Norton Healthcare we have arranged for orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chad Smith to provide services at CCMH several days per month,” he said.

  • Panthers put up solid effort in win over Williamstown

    After giving up two runs in the top of the first, senior starting pitcher Evan McMahan and the Carroll County Panthers stepped up their game the rest of the way, defeating Williamstown 7-4 May 8.

  • Volunteers install new trail signs at Butler Park

    Raise your hand if you are willing to pay $275 plus travel costs to come to Carrollton for a week-long working vacation. Fortunately for General Butler State Resort Park, there are 15 volunteers and several crew leaders from the American Hiking Society who have done just that by giving a week of their time to make improvements to the park’s trails.

  • Marshall added to Shaw’s lawsuit against Sheriff’s Office

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw filed a motion May 12, to amend his 2014 complaint against the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, former Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Carroll County government to include recently appointed Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall.

    The original lawsuit was filed Aug. 26, 2014, in Carroll County Circuit Court and alleged Kinman caused Shaw severe emotional distress; defamed his name, character and reputation; and harassed him. He sought compensatory and punitive damages, reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

  • WHAS Crusade for Children benefit concert this Saturday

    The Carrollton Fire Department/Rina Moore Vankleef Memorial WHAS Crusade for Children concert will be held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, May 27.

    The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features Captain Backfire, rock and funk band that plays rock and fund music covering four decades.

    Local musician Jordan Bales is bringing his band Bales and Twine to the show. Bales’s Facebook page said his band is going to start promoting more of their original music from here on out and performing some all original shows this year under the name Bales and Twine.

  • No issues found in FY 15-16 Fiscal Court audit

    Carroll County Fiscal Court received a clean audit report with no issues for the 2016 fiscal year.

    Fiscal Court acknowledged the receipt of the audit at its May 9, meeting. The complete report from auditors was published in the May 11, issue of The News-Democrat.

  • Martin pleads guilty, sentenced

    Correction: Due to a reporter’s error, an article published on April 27, 2017, incorrectly stated that charges against Jarod R. Martin were dropped.


    The News-Democrat

    Under a plea agreement signed April 24, Jarrod R. Martin entered a guilty plea to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the death of his infant child. He was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

  • Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program