Today's News

  • St. John’s holds Ash Wednesday services

    St. John the Evangelist will hold Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 14, at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (bilingual).

  • Community Calendar | Feb. 8, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Public Records | Feb. 8, 2018

    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, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.


  • Cheer, Cheer for Carroll County High!
  • New rule puts grade restructuring, Head Start expansion on hold


    Carroll County Schools

    A Jan. 19 email from the Office of Head Start has put a hold on the Carroll County School District’s investigation into grade restructuring.

  • Two students apprehended after threats to high school

    Two Carroll County High School students were taken into custody at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 25, for making a threatening remark on social media, according to a news release.

    Other CCHS students reported the remark to school administrators, who notified law enforcement, including the Carroll County School District’s school resource officer, Tim Gividen.

  • Live Your Passion: V - Volunteer - Holly Frye

    Volunteering usually means one of two things, one is you “know” the wrong people and there is no way of saying no or two, you have a vested interest in the activity/project.

    Carrollton native Holly Miller Frye has experienced both sides of volunteering.

  • Yager, Travis named to Wall of Fame; ceremony Feb. 6

    Two Carroll County High School alumni have been the latest selected to join the Wall of Fame, a recognition given to the school’s outstanding student-athletes. Carroll Yager, class of 1971, and John Travis, class of 1974, will be honored at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, between the Panthers’ JV and varsity basketball games against Anderson County. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Coopers Restaurant goes non-smoking March 1

    In an effort to create a healthier eating environment, another local restaurant will become non-smoking.

    Cooper’s Restaurant announced on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 30, that as of March 1, it will be a non-smoking restaurant.

    “This has been a tough decision, but we are hoping to build on our motto that we are a Family Buisness [sic],” the Facebook post stated.

  • Election 2018: Almost all races contested in May primary

    Election 2018 will certainly be an interesting one, as multiple candidates filed for county judge-executive, sheriff and all three magisterial districts. The deadline to file was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, for county offices. Candidates interested in filing for city council or mayor have until Aug. 14, to file because it is a non-partisan race and will not appear on the May Primary ballot.