Today's News

  • Carroll County Alumni Basketball

    Carroll County Panthers boys basketball team is hosting an alumni game at 7p.m. Nov. 29, at Carroll County High School. Participants must have played basketball for Carroll County High School. 

  • High school students show off their GRIT

    This past summer, the staff at Carroll County High School participated in a training on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The teachers found it to be a beneficial training and wanted to bring it to the students in the form of “GRIT.” 

    To do that, they brought Lonnie Moore, a trainer from Franklin Covey, to the high school to speak to the students about the 7 habits – what they are and why they matter. The teachers then chose a group of students in each grade that they thought would be good leaders to join the student GRIT team.

  • Military service made Smith mentally tough

    Those meeting D’anne Smith for the first time may not know she’s a six-year veteran of the U.S. Army who worked in military intelligence during her tour of duty.

    “I joined the Army to become a counter intelligence agent so I could eventually join the FBI,” Smith said during an interview Friday.

    While that is not the path her career has followed, she said the military gave her mental toughness she uses daily.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Nov. 13, 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.


  • Sheriff fires deputy for absences, insubordination

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman terminated the employment of Deputy J.T. Shaw Thursday, Nov. 6, according to Shaw.

    Jeff Mando, Kinman’s lawyer, confirmed the firing Friday, but said it was not related to the recent indictment against Kinman, the General Election or the lawsuit Shaw filed against Kinman.

  • Changes to EIP tabled, city violates meeting law

    A proposed ordinance updating the city of Carrollton’s Enterprise Incentive Program was tabled until after a special council meeting could be held in conjunction with the Design and Review Board and the Carrollton Main Street Program. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at city hall. It is open to the public, and no action will be taken regarding the proposed ordinance at the meeting.

  • Carrollton Halloween Faces
  • Tricks or Treats!

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center hosted the Cartmell Elementary Students for trick or treat Halloween day. ATC handed out candy and also had a haunted house. This was the second year for ATC to host Cartmell.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Nov. 6, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Thursday, Nov. 6: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Nov. 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; “Rabbits” with Christin from Carroll County Extension Office; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Highland Fitness/MAPPT Ribbon Cutting