Today's News

  • Fashion show held Sept. 19

    VF Outlet located in the Butler Outlet Mall, will host “Women’s Fashion Night Out” on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. The event, designed to officially kick off the fall season, will feature a free fashion show, wardrobe stylists at-the-ready to provide personal styling assistance, a photo-booth for fun photo-ops, merchandise discounts and a chance to win 12 free outfits.

  • Library partnerships includes ESL classes, early childhood events

    Resources can be limited in small communities like Carroll County. Over the years, I have begun to understand that partnerships really help strengthen the foundation of many organizations. One of the great things about our community is how we can come together when needed. This can be in the face of adversity or rallying around a good cause. Partnerships have been the cornerstone of the Carroll County Public Library for many years. 

  • Carroll shuts out Switzerland in Downey’s first win

    On an already toasty Saturday morning, Carroll County Panthers football head coach Lee Downey was treated with his first ice water shower, celebrating his first win as a varsity head coach and the Panthers’ first win of the season. The Panthers defeated Switzerland County on the road, 58-0.

    The game began under the Friday night lights, but ended in the Saturday morning sunshine as storms led to an hour-and-a-half long postponement before the game was rescheduled for the following morning.

  • Class of 1995 reunion
  • Useful tailgating tips

    The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, signaling the beginning of fall and the start of football season in Kentucky.  With football comes tailgating. 

    Football fans love to gather in the stadium parking lot and set up the grill to cook and eat while discussing football strategies to win that big game.

    However, the excitement of the game is no excuse for forgetting about proper food handling procedures. 

  • Mulch leaves, yard waste this fall

    Now that Labor Day—the unofficial end of summer—has come to pass and we are experiencing a little bit of a cool down in temperatures, we now start thinking about the upcoming change of season.

    Fall is a beautiful time for gardens, but it can also be a messy time.  Tree leaves turn from green to vibrant fall colors and then drop, creating big piles.  The way we address our yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and on the environment.

  • Hope Over Heroin event Oct. 2-3 in Madison, Ind.

    Heroes Over Heroin will be hosting an event to reach out to those suffering from drug-related issues at Bicentennial Park in Madison, Ind., Oct. 2-3.

    Shane Bruener and Jonathan Price from Heroes Over Heroin provided information about their upcoming event and how volunteers can become involved at the Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County monthly coalition meeting Aug. 27.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 10, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-3, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Defining a ‘church’

    What is a church?

    If you use google as a browser, you may find a definition like this: “A building used for public Christian worship”, that is not the definition of a church. I’ve also found other definitions, the church is ‘you.” The bible mentions, if you are a Christian, that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, not a church. Another definition that I found in the dictionary, the clergy or the pastor that’s not a right answer either. So what is a church then? I’m glad you asked.

  • Completion dates set for middle school project

    Delays in completing the Carroll County Middle School construction project was again the main topic at the special Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.