Today's News

  • Smoking cessation classes begin Sept. 12

    Become a non-smoker using the Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking. This free 13-week program begins Monday, Sept. 12. Classes start at 12:30 p.m. and are one-hour each week. Classes are held at the Carroll County Health Department, 401 Eleventh St., Carrollton.

    The program uses nicotine patches or gum to minimize withdrawal. They are provided at no cost. Classes provide skills to help students learn to live without cigarettes.

    To register, contact Kara Sanders at the Hope Health Clinic, (502) 225-6711.

  • Gov. Bevin hails U.S. district judge’s bathroom ruling


    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s office on Monday praised a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama’s administration from enforcing its guidelines on transgender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, although civil rights groups criticized the ruling.

  • Legislators looking at the education special needs students now receive

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent. Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That thankfully began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • Want to achieve goals? Live like a cowboy

    While January is a time to make resolutions for the calendar year, August is a time to set goals for the school year. Students are in their first days of new classes, teachers and routines, and the year is still young. However, just as many New Year’s resolutions are broken, many goals for the school year end up left on the table, unachieved.

    But this is where living like a cowboy comes in handy.

  • Carroll County Middle School gridiron action

    Carroll County hosted Switzerland County, Ind. Aug. 18 in the team’s home opener. The Panthers came up short on the score 20-6.

  • District Champions | 12U All-Stars

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation 12U All-Star team went 5-1 in pool play and tournament play to win the 12U postseason district tournament. The team travelled away to every single game and played six games in a seven day span.

    Carroll County beat Trimble County All-Stars in the semi-final game to advance to the championship game July 2, where they knocked off North Oldham, 15-7, at Welsh Park in La Grange, Ky.


  • Champions reaches out to students through a wide range of methods

    Buses are loaded up, lunchboxes are packed up and students have returned to school in Carroll County. At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we are geared up and excited for a fun-filled year with education and prevention at our forefront as always.

  • Is a police bill needed?


    The Courier-Journal

    It was a low-key shift on a warm July night until Louisville Metro Police Officer DeAris Hoard got the “shots fired” call. Hoard, a 25-year-old who has spent three years on the force, had handled minor problems so far: a stolen phone, a noise complaint, a fender-bender. Then an officer saw a man fire a gun from a balcony near East Oak Street.

  • Young girls soccer team continues to improve early on in the season

    Despite another lopsided final score, the Lady Panthers soccer team showed noticeable improvement, especially offensively, with just a couple days of practice. Carroll lost its home match Saturday to Fleming County, 6-0.

    The Lady Panthers ripped 10 shots on goal compared to 26 for Fleming County. In her second career start in goal for injured keeper Houston Lindsay, Hannah Polley notched 12 saves and gave up five goals. JV keeper Tracey Rosell entered the game late in the second half and made three saves and gave up one goal.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 25, 2016

    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.