Today's News

  • Carroll County At Work: Nana Adams is living her dream of ‘doing hair’

    Walk inside New Image beauty shop in downtown Carrollton, and you will likely be greeted by the hum of at least one of the six driers, the chatter of mostly women in the worn leather chairs and the infectious laugh of hairdresser Nana Adams.

    If you’re not a regular, you will likely be asked to wait, as Nana and fellow hairdresser Chuck Gordon are virtually booked up with their loyal customers, who Nana refers to as her family. She has worked at New Image since 1986 and has owned the shop since 1990.

  • Lady Raiders defeat Lady Panthers, 14-3, in border rivalry game April 29

    The Lady Raiders jumped out to an early lead on the Lady Panthers and withstood a late rally to win 14-3 in five innings April 29.

    Trimble senior pitcher Tabby Gosman struck out four batters and allowed zero walks. She also was 4-4 from the plate, with a double and three singles.

    Trimble head coach Ruth Staples said she was very happy with how her team hit the ball.

    “I think we hit the ball quite well,” she said. “I like to see us swing the bat like that, and they were good, hard hits.”

  • Stepping up their game

    Three Carroll County High School seniors will continue their athletic careers in college. Zakk Hicks, Kelly Layton and Lauren Moore were honored at an athletic signing day ceremony May 1. Hicks will play baseball at Indiana University Southeast; Layton will play volleyball at Georgetown College and Moore will play basketball at Centre College.

  • Anderson shuts out Carroll, 17-0

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers came up short as they faced a tough task Monday night with the Anderson County Lady Bearcats, falling to one of the top teams in the region, 17-0.

    The Lady Panthers started out strong, sitting the Bearcats down in order in the first inning and then putting the ball in play during its half of the inning.

  • All 'A' Preview: Carroll County vs. Ballard Memorial

    Region 8 champion Carroll County Panthers (12-4) will take on Region 1 champion Ballard Memorial Bombers (20-2) in the state All ‘A’ tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ballmark in Lexington, Ky. The winner will play Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the final four, with the championship at 1 p.m.

    Carroll County defeated Region 6 champion Whitefield Academy to advance, while Ballard Memorial defeated Region 2 champion University Heights.

  • Exploring the zoo


    Kathryn Winn Primary’s entire student body, more than 200 parents and Winn staff took a field trip to the Louisville Zoo April 24.

  • Public records | Apr. 30, 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.


  • Prestonville semi-truck ordinance has first reading

    It’s spring cleaning time in the city of Prestonville.

    The annual city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, May 2, members of the Prestonville City Commission learned at the April 20, meeting.

    Four dumpsters will be placed within the city limits and all Prestonville residents are encouraged to make use of the dumpsters, and clean up their property.

  • Trash covers banks after rains

    Clean up from the spring floods have begun along the Carrollton riverfront. City of Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said he could not remember the rivers staying up like they have this month. Public Works is in the process of cleaning mud from the river walk and the lower Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot for the third time this spring.

  • Changing expectations: all students to complete all of the assignments

    A father asks his son to mow the yard. Days pass, the grass grows, and the yard has not been mowed. The father says, “Son, since you didn’t mow the yard when I asked you to, you don’t get to mow the yard. I’m not going to let you mow the yard in order to teach you responsibility.”