Today's News

  • Central Hardin outscores Carroll in 4th to win game

    After three quarters of both teams struggling to score and committing turnovers, Central Hardin outscored Carroll County 22-7 in the fourth quarter to win 50-32 in the first round of the North American Stainless Holiday Classic Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Carroll County High School.

  • Public Records | Jan. 5, 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, Dec. 28, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.


  • First baby born in 2017
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  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 5, 2017

    For more information about the Carroll County Public Library, call (502) 732-7020.

    Upcoming events

    Saturday, Jan. 14 - “Frozen” event, featuring games, crafts and snacks.

    Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Make and Take creating flavors of popcorn at 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Panther Tot event in the community room, in collaboration with the Carroll County Head Start’s Kindergarten Readiness events. The theme is “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served.

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  • General Assembly returns for shortened session

    This week, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to begin the 2017 Regular Session.  Although the House and Senate are as old as Kentucky, this is only the ninth odd-year legislative session since our current state constitution was adopted in the late 1800s.

    We actually were one of the last states to have its legislature meet annually.  Now, there are just four that have not made the switch: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas.

  • Hobbies highlighted in new feature series

    Do you know someone who is an artist, a baker or a candlestick maker? What about a drummer, an entertainer or a fisherman?

    After two successful years of writing feature stories on Carroll Countians based on their jobs and their first names, our theme for 2017 is “Live Your Passion.” Starting Jan. 26, I will be starting over with ‘A’ and writing stories every other week on people based on their hobbies, collections, side jobs, etc.

  • News-Democrat to begin 150th year of serving community

    Those readers with an eagle’s eye for the little details in each issue of the newspaper might have noticed that today’s volume number didn’t click over to 150 as you would have expected.

    In doing research as we prepare to begin our 150th year of serving Carroll County, we found that the timing on volume switches got messed up back in 1995.

  • Sharing the gospel

    Carroll County volunteers participated in the KY 120 Bible Reading Marathon, reading the Bible 24/7 from midnight Jan. 1 through 6 p.m. Jan. 4.