Today's News

  • 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
  • Live Your Passion | Out of the Darkness organizer - Holly Dawson

    On Aug. 25, 2015, Holly and Clint Dawson experienced something that no parents ever should: their 17-year-old daughter, Maddie, committed suicide.

    Now, more than two years later, Holly has dedicated her life to raising awareness about suicide and mental health through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Out of the Darkness walks.

    Five weeks after Maddie’s death, Holly and Clint participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in Bardstown, Ky. Two weeks later, they joined Madison’s walk.

  • “Moving Wall” returns to Butler Park Sept. 7-10

    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.

    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • CCHS resource officer finalized; CCMS parking lot progresses

    The City of Carrollton and the Carroll County Board of Education agreed to a contract at the Aug. 24, Board of Education meeting, placing a school resource officer at Carroll County High School.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Wednesday that the school resource officer will be Officer Tim Gividen. Gividen is currently working in code enforcement, and his replacement has not yet been named, he said.

  • Lt. Governor visits CCHS
  • Volleyball beats Trimble for first time since 2014

    Carroll County traveled to Bedford to take on the Trimble County Lady Raiders and came home with the win 2-0, (25-13, 25-14), Aug. 23, which snapped a seven-match losing streak. The last time Carroll beat Trimble was Sept. 16, 2014. Carroll won 2-0 (25-16, 25-22).