Today's News

  • CCMS Panthers advance to championship Oct. 19

    The Carroll County Middle School football team will take on Gallatin County in the River Valley Football Conference playoffs Oct. 19, at Gallatin County High School.

    The Panthers defeated Kentucky Country Day, 24-20, at Carroll County High School Oct. 12, to advance to the title, while Gallatin County defeated Eminence. The Panthers were supposed to travel to KCD for the game, but due to the weather and poor field conditions, the game was moved to Carroll’s turf field.

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  • Carroll falls to Spencer in Regional Tournament, 6-2

    Early mistakes contributed to the Carroll County Panthers finding themselves behind early to an aggressive Spencer County team in the opening round of the 8th Regional Tournament. Despite two huge goals from senior Trystan Amick, it wasn’t enough, as the Panthers lost, 6-2. The first round of the tournament was held at Owen County High School.

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  • Football suffers tough loss to Owen

    Carroll County football lost a heartbreaker Thursday night, as Owen County drove 97 yards and scored a touchdown and extra point with 58 seconds to go to win, 21-20, in Owenton.

    “We just had individual breakdowns at key times that hurt us,” head coach Hunter Cantwell said. “I thought we played a good game against a very good football team, came out and did a lot of things well, but a lot of little things bit us in the rear and when you play a tough opponent like Owen, those things add up.”

  • Road Work in Carroll County | Oct.12, 2017

    The following road projects are occuring in Carroll County, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:


    • KY 227 (Carrollton-Worthville Road) – A bridge maintenance project was scheduled to begin on KY 227 over Whites Run on Oct. 10. The project will include a new bridge deck overlay and bridge joint repairs.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Oct. 12, 2017

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • Public Records | Oct. 12, 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, Oct. 4-5, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Extension rearing monarch butterflies

    Monarch butterflies are fascinating creatures, and we have been rearing them over the past several weeks at the Extension Office.

    Monarchs are distinct and easy to recognize with their dark orange wings with black or dark brown veins, and dark borders with white spots. They belong to the family Danaidae, and butterflies in this family are collectively known as the “milkweed butterflies.” The Monarch, Danaus plexippus, is the only member of this family that occurs in Kentucky.