Today's News

  • Useful tailgating tips

    The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, signaling the beginning of fall and the start of football season in Kentucky.  With football comes tailgating. 

    Football fans love to gather in the stadium parking lot and set up the grill to cook and eat while discussing football strategies to win that big game.

    However, the excitement of the game is no excuse for forgetting about proper food handling procedures. 

  • Mulch leaves, yard waste this fall

    Now that Labor Day—the unofficial end of summer—has come to pass and we are experiencing a little bit of a cool down in temperatures, we now start thinking about the upcoming change of season.

    Fall is a beautiful time for gardens, but it can also be a messy time.  Tree leaves turn from green to vibrant fall colors and then drop, creating big piles.  The way we address our yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and on the environment.

  • Hope Over Heroin event Oct. 2-3 in Madison, Ind.

    Heroes Over Heroin will be hosting an event to reach out to those suffering from drug-related issues at Bicentennial Park in Madison, Ind., Oct. 2-3.

    Shane Bruener and Jonathan Price from Heroes Over Heroin provided information about their upcoming event and how volunteers can become involved at the Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County monthly coalition meeting Aug. 27.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 10, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-3, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Defining a ‘church’

    What is a church?

    If you use google as a browser, you may find a definition like this: “A building used for public Christian worship”, that is not the definition of a church. I’ve also found other definitions, the church is ‘you.” The bible mentions, if you are a Christian, that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, not a church. Another definition that I found in the dictionary, the clergy or the pastor that’s not a right answer either. So what is a church then? I’m glad you asked.

  • Completion dates set for middle school project

    Delays in completing the Carroll County Middle School construction project was again the main topic at the special Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

  • Learning to walk again: Service a part of experimental PT program

    At age 29, Carroll County resident Sarah Service has never been one to shy away from a challenge.

  • Carroll County athletic complex being readied for play
  • Carroll County at Work | Q is for Quality Control

    Carrollton Utilities customers can turn on their faucets and be assured high-quality water is flowing out, thanks to the efforts of Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator Frank Thieman and his crew of operators.

    The Carrollton native has been working for Carrollton Utilities for nine years and has been the chief operator since 2008. Thieman works Monday through Friday and supervises two treatment operators. Operators work three days on, three days off on 12-hour shifts.

  • CCMH enters national Pink Glove Dance video contest

    The video is complete and folks at Carroll County Community Hospital and others featured from the community hope local residents will get busy voting for their 2015 entry in the national Pink Glove Dance video contest.

    Voting began on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and continues through Sept. 23. Go to www.pinkglovedance.com to vote daily.