Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | Dec. 25, 2014

    Thursday, Dec. 25: Closed for the holiday.
    Friday, Dec. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “ Jingle All the Way”, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2 p.m.
    Monday, Dec. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, Jingle All the Way 2”, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “Dolphin Tale 2”, 2 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 31: Closed for the holiday.

  • Panthers score just two in 2Q, fall to Gallatin

    Carroll County went seven minutes without scoring a basket in the first half, leading to a 60-39 defeat to Gallatin County Saturday, Dec. 20. The Panthers scored a basket to tie the Wildcats, 10-10, with 2:21 to go in the first quarter, but did not see the ball go through the net again until the 3:33 mark in the second quarter. A reverse layup by Isaiah Hogan was the Panthers’ only score of the quarter.

  • Gallatin outscores host Carroll in second half to win, 42-33

    For one half, it appeared Carroll County might accomplish a feat they had not achieved in almost exactly four years – defeat Gallatin County. The Lady Wildcats trailed 20-16 at halftime, but doubled up in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 16-10 to take the lead and hold on in the fourth quarter for the 42-33 win, Dec. 19.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 25, 2014

    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, Dec. 17-18, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Ghent city clerk charged with theft of city funds

    Kentucky State Police arrested the Ghent City Clerk Friday, Dec. 19, for allegedly writing city checks to herself for almost two-and-a-half years, totaling more than $100,000.

    Robbin Powell, 43, of Ghent was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in jail. She was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Cartmell Artist Showcase
  • Local officials sworn in

    Circuit judge Stephen Bates invited locally elected officials to the William Wheeler Carroll County Circuit Court building Dec 10 for a swearing in ceremony.

  • Carroll County High School Band winter concert
  • Circuit Judge Stephen Bates retiring
  • District financially investing in new teachers

    They say that there’s no place like home. For some graduates of Carroll County High School who have gone on to become teachers, that old saying just might be true. 

    Starting Aug. 2015, up to five new teachers in the Carroll County School District will receive a $1,000 stipend each year for up to five years. In order to qualify for the stipend, the teachers must meet the following criteria:

    Graduate of Carroll County High School.

    Holder of a valid teaching certificate.