Today's News

  • Ribbon Cutting | Tees & Sew On
  • Senior Calendar | June 25, 2015

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

    Thursday, June 25: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; Pot luck lunch with Warsaw, noon.

    Friday, June 26: Health Rhythm Drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Photo contest winners

     Susan Marlette and Barb Clymer won top spots in the 2015 Capture Historic Downtown Photo Contest, sponsored by Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat held as part of the June First Friday on the Courthouse Square event.

    Marlette won the first and third place awards in the color division. She also claimed second place in the black-and-white division.

    Dwight Louden claimed the second place honors in the color division.

  • Carroll man arrested after gas station robberies

    A Carrollton man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with robberies at two gas stations in Carrollton.

  • County park improvements top county’s new budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which is 4 percent smaller than last fiscal year.

    Capital projects were reduced from $2.58 million to $1.23 million. The 2014-15 capital project funds included ensuring the bonds for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus and improvements to Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Pride wins Carrollton Idol

    The male singers held serve during the Carrollton Idol finals Saturday night at the Historic English Schoolhouse as country singers Marcus Pride and Ricky Tucker claimed the top two spots, while the youngest contestant Ryan Cain finished in third place.

    Pride dropped to his knees when Carrollton Idol host Brandon Stewart announced he was the winner, and, afterwards, Pride talked about the emotion.

  • Public records | June 25, 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.


  • Farmers must turn to soy beans, other crops to make ends meet


    The State Journal

    After being hampered because of a shortage of help and increasingly restrictive regulations, many veteran tobacco farmers in Franklin County have stopped growing the crop entirely.

    Kerry Redding, who says tobacco has been part of his livelihood for decades, says this is the first time in 30 years he has not planted the crop.

    “It’s just different,” Redding said. “It feels funny not to be doing it anymore.”

  • Tourism hosts local photo competition

    Imagine your photo on the cover of the Carroll County Destinations guide or a brochure on display at numerous trade shows. The Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Commission is sponsoring the Carroll County Photo Contest as they look for new photos to promote the community. For its 2015 Photo Contest they want to see people’s experience in the Carrollton/Carroll County area. Capture the moments and places you most enjoyed while visiting the area!

  • Code enforcement moves forward in Carrollton

    Initial steps to clean up the city of Carrollton have begun.

    City Attorney Amy Eversole presented city council with four new ordinances related to addressing clean up issues. The first reading will be held at a special council meeting tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, June 26. The second reading was tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. June 29.