Today's News

  • Mark 9/11 with prayer, service

    BEDFORD, Ky. — It was shortly before 9 a.m. that most Americans knew something was wrong that bright fall day 16 years ago.

    Regular TV programming ended abruptly nationwide as video of smoke pouring out of a tower of the World Trade Center in New York City dominated broadcasts. A commercial airliner had hit the tower in what was at first thought to be an accident. When a second plane hit the second tower at 9:03 a.m., America’s worst fears were confirmed: The crashes weren’t accidents. The planes had been hijacked.

  • Panthers beat Rebels 7-3 in All ‘A’

    Carroll County defeated Owen County in the boys’ 8th Region All “A” semi-final at Owen County 7-3, Aug. 31.

    Carroll County dominated the first half but it was the event of the second half that also affected Carroll in the championship game against Walton-Verona.

  • Carroll takes second in All ‘A’

    A short handed Carroll County boys soccer team fell to Walton-Verona in the 8th Region All “A” championship game 2-0, Sept. 2.

    Felix Avila and Angel Medina were unavailable for the contest, as they have to serve two game suspensions for receiving red cards in the semi-final contest against Owen County. Then you add in the knee injury that freshman Devin Benecke said that would keep him out for a significant period of time.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Henry

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers never found their stride as Henry County came out with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-18) in a district match at Carroll County, Sept. 5.

    “The team seems to be night and day”, Carroll County head coach Lynn Eaglin said after the match. “We either play really well or we play not so well, there is not any middle ground.”

  • Defensive pressure stymies Carroll against Owen

    Owen County girls’ soccer came out strong in the 8th Region All “A” semi-final scoring 1:12 into the match to take a 1-0 lead as they rolled to 10-0 mercy rule win over visiting Carroll County, Aug. 31.

    Most of the game was played on Owen’s offensive side of the field. Carroll County was unable to generate any offense as they were only able to get one solid shot on the goal.

  • Serving those who need Serving

    By now we have all watched the many news reports, seen the pictures of flooded neighborhoods and interstates, and listened to the stories of survival and rescue that have been brought about by the disaster of Hurricane Harvey. To consider the extent of the damage, as well as the loss that so many millions of people have suffered, is almost too much devastation to process.

  • Community Calendar | Sept. 7, 2017

    Thursday, Sept. 7

    Thursday, Sept. 7- Monday, Sept. 11: Vietnam Moving Wall, General Butler State Resort Park

    Saturday, Sept. 9

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street.

    Monday, Sept. 11

    Hopewell Community Church on Locust Road will have its annual Homecoming starting at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome to attend

    Community Advisory Panel meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Public Records | Sept. 7, 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, Aug. 29-30, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Chugging through history with the Choo Choo Inn

    Buried beneath the sod near the present-day office of Mark Smith’s State Farm Insurance Agency is an unconventional “coffin” containing the remains of what was once a thriving restaurant on a busy Carrollton thoroughfare.

  • Painted Rocks of Carrollton | Aug. 31, 2017