Today's News

  • Local veterans honored for service


    The News-Democrat Intern

    It was Nov. 3, 1950 when two friends from Dupont, Ind., made the decision to enlist in the U.S. Army. Robert Everhart and Gene Spicer grew up together and were both part of the graduating class of 1948 at Dupont High School. When word of the draft and Korea began to circulate a couple years later, the men decided to choose their own fate and took it upon themselves to enlist.  

  • Demolition likely for historic downtown building

    Almost seven years after a project began to create a walkway through the old firehouse building and to revitalize the old Western Auto building on Court Street, Carrollton City Council is on the verge of deciding whether it is in the city’s best interest to cut its losses and scrap the project by tearing down the building.

  • Group sets new vision for downtown Carrollton

    What would downtown Carrollton look like today if all the storefronts were filled? It most likely would not be a scene from the 1960s, with a grocery store and car dealerships.

    But could the downtown be full of hustle and bustle once again? That has been the focus of two sessions held by Carrollton Main Street Program focusing on a vision for the future of the downtown historic district.

  • Where Everyone Knows Your Name | Larry Willhoite

    Growing up on a farm and serving in the military taught Larry Willhoite the value of hard work, as well as giving him the skills he would later use in a career working in maintenance.

    Born east of Brooksburg near Madison, Ind., Larry is the third child of Ethel and Clayton Willhoite. He has two brothers, Bob and Rick, and a sister, Rose.

    His father was a farmer, raising tobacco on his 130-acre farm. He also raised horses, cows, pigs and chickens, and grew hay and a large garden. His mother was a housewife, taking care of the children and the home.

  • 4-H/Open horse show

    The Carroll County 4-H/Open Horse Show featured a whole lot of horseplay at the June 8, event at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. The results for the events are as follows:

    Class 2- Open Walk Trot: Dillan Human, first place; Kolt Kinman, second place.

    Class 3- Carroll County 4-H Pole Bending: Call Maiden, first place; Colten Human, second place; Dillan Human, third place.

    Class 5- Open Pole Bending: Michelle Detmer, first place; Houston Lindsay, second place; Call Maiden, third place.

  • KTPA Pull at the county fair
  • Facial reconstruction helps solve missing persons cases


    The News-Democrat Intern

    This September will mark 36 years in an open unidentified persons case after partial skeletal remains were found on the banks of the Ohio River in Carrollton in 1980.

    The remains are believed to belong to a white male between the ages of 40-50 years old. At the time of the discovery, the flesh had disintegrated and only a fraction of his skeleton was found, making DNA the only identifier available for this case.

  • Parts needed for Sheriff’s Office vehicles; transportation grant signed

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to pay for a replacement transmission in the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office’s 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.

    Office manager Amanda Tuttle said the department paid $3,600 to have the transmission and rear end replaced in the 2007 Tahoe three weeks ago and do not have the funding in their budget to fund the repair to the second vehicle. Magistrate Floyd Bowling asked if the 2007 Tahoe was the vehicle that Fiscal Court paid to have the engine replaced. Tuttle said it was and the new motor is why they paid for the transmission repairs.

  • Public Records | June 30, 2016

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk presiding.

  • Fourth of July celebrates America, honors sacrifices of its veterans

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birth” day, commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.