Today's News

  • 2016 Graduation - CAC
  • Students spread love for books

    Students in Will Yager’s eighth-grade class at Carroll County Middle School recently completed a project in which they designed what are known as “Little Free Libraries.”  Three “Little Free Libraries” were designed and have been placed around the community: Outside of Welch’s Restaurant downtown, outside of The Cutting Edge and outside of Fillin’ the Blank.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year

    Congratulations to the 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year: Miranda Groseclose (basketball) and Justin Ray (golf and baseball). Feature stories will be in next week's edition.

  • Public Records | May 19, 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.


  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • United Methodist hosts orphan choir

    The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will perform at 7 p.m. at the Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Ave. on Thursday, May 26. 

  • Reliving the ‘Glory Days’

    Football alums from Carroll County High School and Owen County High School put their helmets and pads back on for an alumni football game May 14, at Panther Field, hosted by Alumni Football USA. Tied at 6 with 1:06 to go in the game, Owen quarterback Tim Creech connected with wide receiver Brady Young for a 90-yard touchdown to win the game, 12-6. 

  • Student of the week: Trinity Robbins Seventh grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is learning new things because it will help me when I’m older.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is Language Arts because I get to read and I love reading.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Demigods and Magicians: Percy and Annabeth meet the Kanes.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The 5th Wave.”

  • School Menu | May 19, 2016

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


    Thursday, May 19: 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.

  • Assessment is a part of accountability

    “Given that education is and should be all about our students, we should have an accountability system that reflects that,” Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt wrote in a recent blog post.