Today's News

  • Carroll opens tournament with 9-0 loss to Ryle High

    Carroll County experienced a rough start in their home tournament Friday night, losing 9-0 in six innings to Ryle in The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic.

    “I don’t necessarily think we had the energy we should have had,” head coach Chelsie Roy said. “Andrea [Searcy] had five walks, our at bats, we had a base running mistake, just all that put together. We just did not come to play that game at all.”

  • Oak hits walk-off to complete comeback against Gallatin

    Down three runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Carroll County Panthers rallied with their backs against the wall as eighth-grader Deaton Oak hit an RBI single up the middle to win the game over district rival Gallatin County, 6-5, March 23.

  • 2017 Carroll County town clean-up schedule

    April 1 - Sanders

    April 22 - Worthville, Happy Hollow

    April 29 - Ghent

    May 6 - English

    May 13 - Easterday

    May 20 - Prestonville 

  • Bids received for football/soccer field; Bridge repairs discussed

    Carroll County Fiscal Court received five bids for the construction of a football/soccer field at the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. The combination field will be located where the old industrial league softball field stood for a number of years.

    County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said at the Feb. 28, Fiscal Court meeting that Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne had shot the grade and said there was enough material at the location to construct the field.

  • Rumpke wins garbage franchise; City to remove tree on Fifth Street

    At its meeting March 27, Carrollton City Council awarded the city’s garbage franchise to Rumpke, which is the current franchise holder and was the only company to submit a bid. Commercial rates stayed the same, while residential rates increased by 2.5 percent, Jeremy Rumpke said. The city will hold a four-year contract with Rumpke, with the option for an additional two years.

    “It’s always a pleasure to work with Rumpke,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

  • NorthKey receives donation

    NorthKey Community Care in Carrollton received a check of more than $3,500 from the former Save Camp Kysoc committee. The money will be used to purchase activity supplies and equipment.

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Save Camp Kysoc was originally formed to prevent the state from declaring Camp Kysoc as surplus property. However, once the county bought the property in September 2016, the funding was no longer needed.

  • CCMS project still hanging around; Parent survey upcoming

    The Carroll County Board of Education thought the Carroll County Middle School construction project was complete when they approved change order 38 at the Feb. 23, meeting.

    But the board found there is more for them to do before the project goes away.

  • Froman Club shares history of Merton; Burgess shares experience living in Cuba

    Caby M. Froman’s March meeting was held on March 3, 2017, at General Butler State Resort Park. President Sandra Thomas presided over the meeting and opened by welcoming all the members with the reading of the “Story of St. Patrick.” The Lord’s Prayer was recited by all.

  • Public Records | March 30, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 22-23, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • CCHS students learn importance of agriculture, farming

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture performs a census every five years to determine the average age of the American farmer. It is currently at 58.3 and rapidly increasing every year.