Today's News

  • Rand highlights some of the state’s many woman pioneers

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in August 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 3, 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.

  • Local dance studio owner, students take part in nationally recognized dance workshop
  • Belcher, Ray qualify for state All ‘A’ tourney

    Carroll County boys’ golf team could not quite defend their 8th Region All ‘A’ title they won for the first time last year, finishing second to Owen County Aug. 27.  The Owen County girls’ team won their regional title.

  • Carroll falls at Henry

    After a strong first half at Henry County, tied 7-7, the Carroll County football Panthers struggled to start the third quarter and were unable to recover, ultimately falling 36-7.

    Head coach Lee Downey said the team felt confident that they could compete against the Wildcats coming into the game.

  • Prayer walk held Sept. 8

    There will be a Hope Over Heroin Community Prayer Walk and Kindness Ministry beginning at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St., at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

    Join with other churches and concerned brothers and sisters in Christ who will be walking through the neighborhoods of Carrollton. Prayer will be offered for those that request it. The kindness ministry will be handing out candy bars promoting the Hope Over Heroin Event Oct 2-3 at Bicentennial Park in Madison, Ind.

  • What do you stand for? A message to high school athletes

    As someone who trains to become better at your given athletic endeavor(s) this should mean a great deal to you! Those of you who play a team sport and look at your team as an extended family this should mean even more!

    The direction you take in life is up to you. Regardless of your circumstances, there is a way to rise above and be successful. It starts with being honest with yourself. Deep down, you know the truth and you know what needs to be done to be a successful family member, student and athlete.

  • Senior Calendar |Sept. 3, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Sept. 3: Three Rivers Health Department, chronic disease self-management program, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; rummy 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 4: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; ice cream social, noon; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 3, 2015

    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, free gift with a new card or renewal. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Sept. 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 4: open until 6:30 p.m. for First Friday events:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 5:  Magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 7:  Closed for Labor Day.

  • New website for Parks and Rec

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation now have a fully functional website: carrollcountyparksandrecreation.org. This site is now the community’s best place to register for programs, get information about schedules, sign ups, volunteering, seasonal dates, and much more.