Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 6, 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.


  • Safety concerns must be top priority this autumn

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Carroll County farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Carroll County Celebrates its Vets
  • Donation | Oct. 6, 2016
  • Soccer Champs | Oct. 6, 2016
  • Lady Panthers tie Paris in senior night matchup

    Carroll County girls’ soccer team did not get off to a good start on senior night Monday, Oct. 3, as they allowed visiting Paris to double it’s season’s goal total in the first 10 minutes of the match. But luckily, the Lady Panthers were able to match them, as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

    Paris High School had only scored two goals all season heading into the match, and they scored just two minutes and 39 seconds into the match. They would add a second goal with 31 minutes left in the half.

  • Volleyball picks up district win over HC

    Carroll County’s Lady Panther volleyball team picked up a much needed district win when they defeated Henry County 3-1 (25-10, 14-25, 26-24 and 27-25) Sept. 27.

    Carroll has split matches with Eminence and Henry County, but has lost both matches to Gallatin and Owen counties. The Lady Panthers will be either the four or five seed in the district tournament when it begins Oct. 17.

  • Panthers soccer claims top spot in districts with win

    Carroll County clinched the top seed in the 31st District Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Gallatin County Sept. 29. The two teams split contests this season, with Gallatin defeating Carroll 2-1 on a shootout Sept. 20, but because Carroll won by two goals, they were awarded the tiebreaker.

  • Hospital celebrates opening of new MRI space

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrated the opening of its new MRI facility with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 29. Representatives from NuMED Diagnostic Imaging, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and local government officials also were on hand.

    The hospital broke ground on the 850 square foot expansion in April. Previously, the MRI was housed in a mobile vehicle at the rear of the hospital, meaning patients and staff had to go outside to use it.

  • Willhoite assigned community mental health project

    A special district judge ruled Monday, Oct. 3, that Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow’s actions regarding Adam Horine’s transportation to Florida rather than to Eastern State Hospital were not contemptuous. However, she held her ruling on CPD Chief Mike Willhoite in suspension and ordered him to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County.