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Today's News

  • Write-ins filed for sheriff, jailer spots

    Three people have filed as write-in candidates for the General Election Nov. 4.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw will challenge incumbent Sheriff Jamie Kinman for the post.

    Scott Rose has filed as a write-in for the Carroll County Jailer’s race, attempting to unseat incumbent Mike Humphrey. Rose ran against Humphrey in the primary election, but lost.

  • What do readers want to see in the newspaper?

    It’s the 74th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, a time to observe the importance of newspapers in communities both large and small.

    It is kind of hard to believe, but this past weekend I celebrated two anniversaries – two years of marriage and five years at The News-Democrat.

    I didn’t start out knowing I would one day become a journalist, but now that I am, I really enjoy it.

  • General Assembly works to address the statewide domestic violence issue

    Each fall, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services takes a real-time, 24-hour look at the true impact domestic violence has on our country.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 9, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Bath time!
  • Riding for scholarships
  • Winner, Winner!

    The annual Carroll County Tobacco Festival was held Sept. 25-27, in downtown Carrollton. 

    Tobacco judging

    The 2014 tobacco judging competition saw the most entries that it has had in many years, organizers said. In the green tobacco category, Bobby Graves won top prizes, followed by the children of Donnie Leach in second place and Jerry Leach in third place.

    In the cured tobacco category, Trevor Welch won first place. Steve Simmons took home the honors for second and third places in this category.

  • It’s Magic!
  • Pickleball workshop offered Saturday at Butler Park

    General Butler State Resort Park will host a Pickleball Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at the tennis courts next to the lodge. Tom and Linda Irwin from Lawrenceburg, Ind., will be the instructors. The program is designed for adults. Cost is $3 per person.

    Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in communities in the Southwest and Southern states. The sport puts less stress on the body than activities such as tennis or racketball.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Oct.2, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

     

    Thursday, Oct. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; special needs presentation – diabetes/heart disease with Hans Engelhardt, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.