Today's News

  • Burgess honored, Unker to retire; school system in ‘good shape’

     Superintendent Lisa James led the Carroll County Board of Education in honoring Patty Burgess at the start of the board’s regular meeting Thursday, July 26.

    Burgess is leaving after 17 years as the district’s director of food services. Lisa Gault of Carrollton recently was hired to fill the position.

    James presented Burgess with a plaque, and board members praised Burgess for the work she had done over the years.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 1, 2012

    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.



  • Kickin’ it old world

    The Carroll County High School Soccer team held its annual British Soccer Camp through Challenger Sports from August 23--27.

    British coaches Alan Urquhart, of Scotland, and Michael Doherty, of Liverpool, provided instruction for two three-hour sessions daily, including work on fundamentals, strategy and gameplay.

  • Death of bridge worker results in fine


    Landmark News Service

    An investigation by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the April 30 fatal accident at the Milton-Madison Bridge construction site has resulted in $10,000 in penalties being levied against Walsh Construction Company by the Indiana Department of Labor.

    Walsh Construction Company, with headquarters in Crown Point, Ind., is the contractor for the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Graves serves up fresh foods at Produce Market


    Landmark News Service

    Owner and auctioneer David Neville didn’t just build a company that sells locally grown produce and goods.

    He also hired a chef to cook them.

    Kari Graves produces culinary gems with her own twist on traditional dishes.

  • 91.1 WHMO new Christian station in Trimble County


    Landmark News Service

    Trimble County is the point of origin for the broadcast signal of a new radio station that joined the airwaves yesterday.

  • Baby birds ring bells

    Two baby hummingbirds occupy a nest on the front porch of Robert and Lynda Stangle, who live on Hwy. 389 in English.


    The babies are approximately 6 weeks old. The mother hummingbird made her nest on the set of bells that the Stangle’s daughter-in-law, Shunuan Stangle, brought back from Taiwan. Her son Ajax, 2, had broken the set of bells, so his grandfather Robert made them into a wind chime. Ajax lives in Paducah, Ky., with his mother, his father Charley Stangle, and his 6-month-old brother Kench.

  • Vevay’s Swiss Wine Festival celebrates 41st year

     The 41st annual Swiss Wine Festival will be held Thursday, Aug. 23 the Sunday, Aug., 26, at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, Ind.

    The Swiss Wine Festival is a four-day celebration that commemorates Switzerland County’s winemaking roots and bragging rights as the “Birthplace of the First Successful Commercial Winery in the United States.” 

  • One person killed, three injured in collision involving ambulance       

     A July 24 collision between a Gallatin County ambulance and an SUV left one person dead and sent three others to the hospital, according to a Kentucky State Police news release  

    The crash occurred about 10 a.m. on Hwy. 127 North in Gallatin County, the release said. 

  • Prescription drug bill already making changes

     Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Just days after a landmark prescription drug abuse law took effect, Gov. Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and medical providers to report the law has already effected changes in the medical field and positioned Kentucky as a national leader in battling prescription abuse.