Today's News

  • 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
  • Kroger Ribbon Cutting
  • Cable to speak at TCMS Veteran’s Day Program

    Trimble County Middle School will host a Veteran’s Day program at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the middle school gymnasium to honor all local veterans.

    The keynote speaker for the event will be Clay Cable, who served in the U.S. Army during the Cold War era. 

    During the event, the TCMS band will perform and the JROTC color guard from neighboring Carroll County High School will be on hand to kick off the ceremony.

  • Veterans Day event

    A community veterans day event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial, located at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park.

    Speakers will include Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, State Rep. Rick Rand and Judge-Executive-elect Bobby Lee Westrick. There also will be a candlelight ceremony.

    Carroll County Schools also invites all veterans to attend the Carroll County High School football playoff game Friday, Nov. 7, where all veterans will be honored.