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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | May 29

    Thursday, May 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 30: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, May 31: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, 2 p.m.

    For more information, call Carroll County Public Library at (502) 732-7020.

  • Readers on vacation | May 29

    A group of News-Democrat readers took a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and posed for a picture with a copy of the newspaper Saturday night on Broadway. From left: (back) Donnie Wright and James Franklin; (front) Teresa Polley, Tina Marie Stout-Smith and Rachel Lynn Troxell.

  • Wright, Shirley to wed June 21

    Darrell and Debbie Wright of Sanders announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mollie Darrah Wright, to Ryan Douglas Shirley, son of Suann McGuire and Bryan Shirley of Warsaw.

    The bride to be is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a teacher at Carroll County High School. 

    The groom elect is a 2009 graduate of Gallatin County High School and is employed by Heritage Environmental.

  • McAllisters, Dunns celebrate their 50th

    Dana Wesley, Tim McAlister, Kyle McAlister and Todd Dunn invite you to join them in celebrating their parents, Jerry and Jean McAlister, and Bill and Barbara Dunn’s, 50th wedding anniversary, 6 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Old English Schoolhouse in English, Ky.  There will be food, dancing and memories to be shared.

    Mr. and Mrs. McAlister and Mr. and Mrs. Dunn, all of Carrollton, held a double wedding ceremony on June 6, 1964, at English Christian Church in English, officiated by the Rev. Tom Mefford and the Rev. Wallace Randall.

  • Ogden shows year-round dedication to softball, school

    Sit down and talk to Carroll County High School senior Kelsey Ogden for a little while and you will discover a few things: She has a bubbly personality, loves softball, but is equally as dedicated to her schoolwork and involvement in the community. The starting third baseman and cleanup hitter for the Lady Panthers softball team, Ogden has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and is a leader in school and on the field. Because of this, Ogden has been named The News-Democrat’s 2014 Female Student-Athlete of the Year, an award sponsored by Earl Floyd Ford.

  • Hall loves helping teammates excel in sport he loves

    Take a look at the Carroll County High School soccer record books, and you will see Michael Hall’s name written all over them. He is the all-time leading scorer with 70 career goals. During his senior year, he broke his own school-record for most goals scored in a season with 36 and tied Brandon Stewart’s record for most assists in a season with 13. He also scored five goals in one half against Gallatin County, another record.

  • Kickin’ off summer
  • 31st District All-Tournament Team
  • Carroll County District Court | May 29

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • School district wants students to read 100 minutes/week over break

    Carroll County Schools want students to “Get Wild About Summer Reading.”

    Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams said school district officials have created this program in an effort to stop what is called the “summer slide” in students’ reading abilities.

    When students are off for three months during the summer, she said, they lose some of their reading abilities.