Today's News

  • The athletic field construction project is coming along
  • Confidence still high despite season-opening loss at Grant County, 48-8

    Carroll County struggled on the road at Grant County Friday night, trailing 40-0 heading into the fourth quarter, ultimately falling 48-8.

    The Panthers gave up three fumbles in the Braves’ red zone and a completed pass to the 11-yard-line was called back due to a personal foul penalty. The Panthers also struggled on special teams, allowing two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

  • Cross country blends athletes from other sports into one team

    Carroll County boys and girls cross country teams each return a runner that competed in the state tournament last fall and new Carroll County head Coach Molly Shirley expects to lean heavily on juniors Guillermo Cruz and Haley Dermon.

    Cruz participated in an international program last summer where he ran two races in Australia and one in Hawaii. He finished 48th out of 3,318 runners in the 5.7 km race July 4, and 34th in his 15-17 year old age group.

  • Champions is ready for new school year

    The new school schedules are in full swing! Busses are loaded up, lunchboxes are packed and students have returned to schools in Carroll County. At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we are geared up and excited for another fun-filled year with education and prevention at our forefront, as always. While we are an organization that heavily focuses on community needs and issues, we also are very student-driven and oriented and place most of our time planning school functions and fun.

  • Public records | Aug. 27, 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.


  • School taxes remain lowest of the surrounding counties

    At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Carroll County Board of Education voted to take the compensating tax rate for the fifth year in a row. The board approved a rate of 56.5 for real estate (.1 lower than 2014-2015) and 56.6 for tangible property (equal to 2014-2015). The county’s school taxes are the lowest of a six-county area: Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble.

  • School menu | Aug. 27, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.


    Thursday, Aug. 27: Sausage biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato, cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer Sausage cheese bagel for breakfast and taco or chicken fajita for lunch.

  • State works to aid veterans in cutting through red tape

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • Low cost spay, neuter event Sept. 14

    A low cost spay neuter for cats and dogs will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Carroll County Animal Clinic. Funds are limited and available only to Carroll County residents who feel they need financial assistance to have their pet spayed or neutered.
    The cost to the owner for dogs, spay or neuter, is $30 per dog; for cats, spay or neuter, is $10 per cat. This includes a rabies vaccination for all cats and dogs. Dogs also will receive a current county dog tag.

  • Dear Dad, Send money

    I came across these letters the other day. Hope you enjoy it!

    A son away to college wrote his dad.

    The son’s letter:

    Dear Dad,

    $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.


    Your $on

     The reply from the father:

    Dear Son,