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Today's News

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Sept. 3, 2015

    Tax rates

    Carroll County fiscal court voted Aug. 25, to keep the tax rates the same for the upcoming year. Real property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of value and personal property will continue at 15.3 cents per $100 of value.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department also reported that the district would keep its tax rate the same at 5.4 cents per $100 of value.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Sept. 3, 2015

    Thursday, Sept. 3
    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Friday, Sept. 4
    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon, location varies.
    Saturday, Sept. 5
    Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. This one-day arts festival features handcrafted items, local non-hand crafter merchants, plus a variety of demonstrators, all day entertainment, food concessions and farmers’ market.
    Monday, Sept. 7

  • Gee highlights Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser Oct. 8

    Dawne Gee is coming to Carrollton!

    As if her love for Jesus and James Taylor is not reason enough to appreciate Dawne Gee of WAVE-3 News, she is adjusting her schedule to be in Carrollton for our Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser dinner on Oct. 8.

  • The ‘tocayo’ of Christ 

    In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack. 

    Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren. 

    If Lily had been a boy she would be Jack Aaron. 

    Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name. 

    Got all that? 

  • Rand highlights some of the state’s many woman pioneers

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in August 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 3, 2015

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

  • Local dance studio owner, students take part in nationally recognized dance workshop
  • Belcher, Ray qualify for state All ‘A’ tourney

    Carroll County boys’ golf team could not quite defend their 8th Region All ‘A’ title they won for the first time last year, finishing second to Owen County Aug. 27.  The Owen County girls’ team won their regional title.

  • Carroll falls at Henry

    After a strong first half at Henry County, tied 7-7, the Carroll County football Panthers struggled to start the third quarter and were unable to recover, ultimately falling 36-7.

    Head coach Lee Downey said the team felt confident that they could compete against the Wildcats coming into the game.

  • Prayer walk held Sept. 8

    There will be a Hope Over Heroin Community Prayer Walk and Kindness Ministry beginning at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St., at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

    Join with other churches and concerned brothers and sisters in Christ who will be walking through the neighborhoods of Carrollton. Prayer will be offered for those that request it. The kindness ministry will be handing out candy bars promoting the Hope Over Heroin Event Oct 2-3 at Bicentennial Park in Madison, Ind.