Today's News

  • Panthers defeat Gallatin to remain undefeated in district play

    Hindered by injuries, missing players and yellow cards, the Carroll County Panthers scored early and hung on for a 2-1 win over district foe Gallatin County Tuesday, Sept. 19, to remain undefeated in district play (3-0). The Panthers are in first place and will face Henry County Tuesday, Sept. 26, at home. Carroll won the match at Henry Sept. 14, 3-2. The Panthers led 2-0, but gave up the lead and won on a game-winning goal by Felix Avila with less than a minute left.

  • Ladies win over Gallatin for first time in program history

    For the first time since 2012, the Lady Panthers soccer team finished on the winning side against a 31st District opponent. Carroll County beat Gallatin County 2-1, Tuesday, Sept. 19, their first program-win over the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Panthers’ last district win was Aug. 30, 2012, at Henry County.

  • Cross Country runs at North Oldham, Franklin County meets

    Carroll County High School’s cross country team recently competed at North Oldham and at Franklin County in preparation for next week’s NCKC Meet.

    The team ran in the Rumble Through The Jungle Sept. 9, at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. Eighth-grader Julieanna McCollum finished 124th with a time of 26 minutes 5.13 seconds. Junior Lauren Cox finished with a time of 31 minutes 46.39 seconds.

    Sophomore Derrius Watson finished 217th for the Panthers, finishing in 26 minutes and 11.89 seconds.

  • Small fire at Relevant Church

    Carrollton Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded Sept. 15, on a small electrical fire at Relevant Church. Pastor Rusty Bennett called Carroll County Dispatch at 9:15 a.m. to report the fire.

    CFD Chief Mike Terrell said the fire was located at an electrical plug behind the drink coolers in the store room, located at the east side of the church’s gymnasium. Terrell said Bennett saw the smoke and called.

  • Sports Shorts | Sept. 21, 2017

    Boys golf shoots a season low

    Carroll County Panthers golf shot a season low 156 Sept. 12, against Western Hills. Eli Yocum led the team with a 35, followed by Blake Belcher, 38; Caleb Stephenson, 40; and Garrett Sanders, 43. With the win, the Panthers are 12-1 on the season.

    Boys win, girls lose against Owen

  • Rotary presents $6,000 check to JCTC Foundation

    The Rotary Club of Carrollton demonstrated its commitment to educational opportunities and the environment Wednesday, Sept. 13, during a meeting hosted by Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus.

    The club presented JCTC’s Foundation with a check for $6,000 during the meeting. The funds were raised during the club’s annual winter ball events.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 21, 2017

    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.


  • 2018 Ohio River Sweep poster contest is now underway

    Students are invited to design a poster for the 29th annual Ohio River Sweep 2018.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded.  The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award.  A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official Ohio River Sweep t-shirt.  Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded; one to a winner in each grade level.

  • City may buy property downtown

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion at a special meeting Sept. 19, authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to enter into negotiations for the possible purchase of property downtown. The motion was approved 4-0, with Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill in attendance.

    Adams said after the meeting that he should know by the next council meeting Sept. 25, whether the city will purchase the property.

  • Back in my day: Gene Woodrey

    Not everyone is a baseball fan, but it would be difficult to find someone who does not know at least some of the words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

    Gene Woodrey, a 95-year-old resident at Fairview Place in Carrollton, Ky., had grown up and lived in southern Ohio on a farm. Entertainment was often what could be found on the radio and Woodrey’s family tuned to 700 WLW to listen to the Cincinnati Reds games. In all of his years, Woolrey had never been taken out to the ballgame.