Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Oct. 16, 2014

    Thursday, Oct. 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 17

  • Project Comfort provides seniors needed support to prepare for the winter

    Stop! Look! Listen! Autumn embraces our community. Its radiant mixture of color, its puffy-white and sky-blue horizon, its gentle breezes symbolize the life cycle of death and resurrection. Our good and gracious God designed it so from the dawn of creation. God’s wisdom abounds in this unique season. Blessed be God! Yes or yes?

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 16, 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.


  • Tennis fundraiser

    Carroll County High School will host a tennis tournament Oct. 24-26, at the county park. Cost is $10 per person for singles and $5 per person for doubles. There will be mixed doubles play if enough people sign up. There will be three age categories: middle school,  high school and adult.

    To sign up, contact CCHS tennis head coach Juan Fernandez by calling (859) 240-1462 or emailing at juanm.fernandez@ge.com, or pick up a form at the high school.

  • Melodies in the park
  • Student of the week: Adriana Laguna, Seventh grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is that I get to see my friends every day”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “... I would say science because science allows me to get messy and have fun and to not worry about your troubles.”

    What was the last book you read? 


    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • City to file suit to recover EIP funds, pave River St.

    Following executive session, council approved a resolution authorizing the City Attorney Ed James to file suit against Rita Brown for recovery of the prorated amount of Enterprise Incentive Program funding. According to the resolution, the city issued a check to Brown Jan. 20, 2013, for $9,244.46 as part of the city’s EIP program. Terms of the agreement were broken when the business closed prior to the five-year operation period required by ordinance.

  • CSX to repair Hwy. 227 crossing

    Progress has been made on the railroad crossing repair project on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    The story ran in The News-Democrat on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday morning Tomlinson received a call from CSX asking if there was a problem. Tomlinson said that there is a problem, and we need to get it fixed.

  • Adams: Drugs, clean up among top issues

    Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Robb Adams wants to address the needs of all the residents in the city. The focus has been on downtown and that is good, but there are needs outside of downtown that need to be addressed.

    Adams has been pleased with what the city has accomplished during his two terms on city council.

    “We have a good start on some of the things we want to be,” Adams said. “There is still a lot to do.”

  • McMurry wants to finish his projects

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry wants another four years to complete the projects he and city council have started during his first mayoral term, including expanding the river walk and activities at Point Park.

    “I want the river walk going from Point Park now to the old historic bridge, crossing it and going to 2Rivers Campground,” he said. He also wants to install an obelisk or ‘You are here’ sign on the river walk, as well as a picnic area near Third Street.

    McMurry also wants to expand the activities at Point Park.