Today's News

  • Relay for Life Events

     Silent and live auctions to be held during Relay

    The annual Carroll County Relay For Life event will take place on Friday, June 15 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. 

    A silent and live auction will be a part of the activities scheduled for the evening. If anyone would like to donate an item or a basket for the auctions, bring it to the fairgrounds the day of the event or call (502) 732-5941 for additional information.

    Contestants are needed for activities at Relay

  • Rabourn, Brent to wed June 23

     Gary Rabourn of Carrollton and Rosey Meadows of Carrollton would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Susie Rabourn to Michael Brent of Carrollton, son of Larry Brent of Henry County and Donna Miller of Henry County.

    The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 23, 2012, at English Christian Church in Carrollton with a reception immediately following at News Auction in Carrollton. The celebration is by invitation only.

    After a brief honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. the couple will reside in Carrollton.

  • Nominations sought to fill school board vacancy

      Applications are being accepted to fill a seat on the Carroll County Board of Education vacated by Jennifer Beach who resigned her seat in April in order to accept a contracted position with the school district, providing music instruction at the Carroll County Child Develop-ment Center in the fall. Beach had represented Educational Division 3, the eastern part of the county.

  • Add a side dish that’s easy with potatoes recipe

     Every year,in June, the meeting of our Caby M. Froman Club is held at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen. 

    It is always such a fun time for us because we get all dressed up, wear our hats and have a wonderful luncheon — a day out with the girls. This year’s event was even more fitting for the hats due to the fact that our program of study for this year is thoroughbred horse racing in Kentucky. Our head table was a beautiful array of ladies all dressed in pink and wearing beautiful pink hats.

  • 4-H champions in the 2012 Carroll County Fair honored

      A big thanks goes out to all 4-H exhibitors and judges for participating in the 2012 Carroll County Fair last week.

    In the exhibit hall, the 4-H Grand Champion went to Jessica Foster, who entered a senior black and white drawing. The category consisted of items made through the use of drawing lines using pen, pencil, charcoal, markers or chalk.

    The 4-H Reserve Grand Champion went to Haley Hendrick, who entered a photography collection.  This category consisted of three photographs, each from three different points of view of the same subject.

  • Murdering Macbeth

     “Operation: Shakespeare” took place at the Carroll County Public Library from June 4-8, under the direction of John Becraft, a 2011 graduate of Hanover College and Carroll County native. 

  • Grand champions, division winners honored for exhibits

     We are pleased to announce the grand champion and department winners in our open class exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair.

  • Track athletes awarded

    The Carroll County High School track and field team recently held their annual end-of-the-season banquet. The following student-athletes received awards:


    •Male MVP - Dylan Jack

    •Female MVP - Andie Hardesty

    •Male Panther Pride - Devin Gray

    •Female Panther Pride - Jenna Richmond

    •Male Most Improved - Malachi Corbin

    •Female Most Improved - Sierra Martinez

    •School Record Breaker - Jenna Richmond, 800 Meter Run


  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 13, 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.


  • Education news | June 13, 2012

    Four local students graduate at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,565 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2012 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 5.

    Local EKU graduates include: Luke E. Unker, Christopher Ray Cornette, Cassaundra Louise Ogden And Miranda Lynn Peters. The new degree holders join more than 136,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.