Today's News

  • Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton

    One of Carroll County’s beloved traditions is back for its 67th year. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton Thursday, Sept. 24-Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The annual pageants kicked off this year’s festivities on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. Pictures of the winners are on page 10.

    The fun continues with music, food, shopping and competitions, including singing, flinging and decorating.

  • Panthers cross country hosts first home meet in preparation for NCKC

    The Carroll County cross country team hosted its first home meet of the season Sept. 15, at the General Butler State Resort Park golf course. Running in the 5K race were Carroll County, Trimble County, Henry County, Eminence, Owen County and Gallatin County. Trimble and Owen were the only schools to field complete boys’ teams, with Trimble winning the race. For the girls, Henry finished in first place, followed by Owen and Trimble.

  • Community Calendar | Sept 24., 2015

    Sept. 24-26

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival. Free festival on the courthouse square. Offers vending, parade, food and activities. See pages 8-12 for more information.

    Thursday, Sept. 24

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • The story of Sam

    The story I’m about to share with you is true. As they used to say on Dragnet for those of you old enough to even remember the TV show…”The names have been changed to protect the innocent.”

  • Church News | Sept 24., 2015

    Carrollton Christian hosts free concert

    Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street will present a free concert featuring the Commonwealth Quartet at  7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and during Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.  A love offering is accepted. Non-perishable food for the Carrolton food pantry also will be accepted.

    Sanders Baptists hosts hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Public Records | Sept. 24, 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.


  • Leadingham, Wheeler recognized at CCRTA

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association  met on Sept. 18, at the Relevant Church gym with 16 members present. The group enjoyed a luncheon that was prepared by Cassandra McBurney to honor the new retirees, Leigh Leadingham and Cindy Wheeler. The proceeds from the luncheon will go to the scholarship fund.

    The minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Donna Wallace, and they were approved. The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Senior Calendar |Sept. 24, 2015

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


    Thursday, Sept. 24: Three Rivers Health Department Chronic Disease, self-management program, at Warsaw, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 25: Health rhythm drumming, 10:30 a.m.;  lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 24, 2015

    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, free gift with a new card or renewal. Quilts will be displayed during the month of October. If you would like to share one or two of your quilted items, please ring them to the library between Sept. 15 and Sept. 25. They welcome both new and vintage items. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Sept. 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; the library will close at  5 p.m. for Tobacco Festival.

  • Be adventurous: Mix things up by trying new recipes

    Hello once again, my friends. Here we are, staring fall in the face. All the glorious comfort foods that we love are coming back into season. Before long it will be chili Sunday at lots of households. Mashed potatoes with lots of cream and butter, stews and hearty soups. In essence what I am saying is it’s getting close to my favorite time of year!