Today's News

  • Rival Raiders pull out 5-4 win over Panthers

    Local baseball teams finally beat the weather odds and got in some valuable field time last week. Carroll County’s Panthers motored to Bedford Thursday, April 5, to finally do battle with Trimble County in a game that was postponed from March 26, due to weather. The contest was an exciting match-up with the two teams trading the lead back and forth as the innings progressed. The Raiders ultimately won the game, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 12, 2018

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  • Austin, Gaddis homer in Carroll’s win over Henry

    District rival Henry County has had Carroll’s number for the last several years as they had defeated the Lady Panthers eight straight times since Carroll last win April 17, 2014.

    Following the tournament format Carroll was the visiting team and batted first. Allie Beach singled to center field and Mallory Besselman bunted her over to second. Andrea Searcy came up with a runner in scoring position and hit a hard line drive right at the second baseman for the third out of the inning.

  • Carroll opens home tourney with 8-1 win over Grant

    The weather has been the number one opponent for spring sports. Softball and baseball have had numerous cancellations and The News-Democrat Spring Classic scheduled for April 6-7 was also changed.

    The Spring Classic was rescheduled with six games on Friday, April 6, due to the possibility of snow and rain on Saturday, April 7.

  • Carroll blanks Gallatin in All ‘A’ opening round, 15-0

    Three days after making a statement that the Lady Panthers are a team to be reckoned with in the 31st District they added an exclamation point with a 15-0 defeat of district opponent Gallatin County in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic Monday, April 9.

  • Softball advances to All ‘A’ regional title against Trimble

    Carroll County Lady Panthers scored first and overcame some errors late to hold on to a 3-2 victory over Walton-Verona in the All ‘A’ semifinals Tuesday, April 10. They will take on Trimble County in the championship Wednesday. It will be Carroll’s first appearance in the championship game since 2013. Carroll County has never won the regional championship game. Trimble County appeared in the first All ‘A’ state tournament in 2004, but lost both games.

  • Bed and Breakfast could reopen in the historic Highland House

    An Owen County couple moved one step closer toward re-opening a bed and breakfast in Carrollton.

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning determined it had no objections to Dr. David and Tracy Ison continuing the operation of a bed and breakfast in the historic Highland House, located at 1705 Highland Ave. The home was owned and operated as a bed and breakfast by Don and Ruth Mougey, and the Ison’s were set to close on the house April 9.

  • Abatement issues, events discussed at council meeting

    Carrollton City Council agreed to rescind its abatement of property at 502 Paradise Alley at the request of the family that is now acting to resolve roof issues that led to it being cited for unfit building conditions.

    Mary Coghill, the daughter of property owner Walter Coghill, came to council asking that they be allowed to proceed with work she has arranged to have the roof issues fixed so the city does not have to raze the house.

  • Primary candidates to share their views at forums April 18-20

    Voters will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates seeking to be judge-executive, magistrate, sheriff, jailer and circuit court clerk during three forums April 18, 19 and 20 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA are again teaming up again to present these forums beginning each evening at 6 p.m. in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. They first worked together in 2014 to host a candidate forum for judge-executive candidates.

  • Council selects a design for new splash pad coming to Point Park

    The highly anticipated Point Park splash pad took a step forward Monday as Carrollton City Council chose a sports theme during a meeting with DWA Recreation, a parks and recreation equipment company in Harrison, Ohio. The company will return with a package of bid specifications, 3D drawings, a gallon per minute calculation and total cost for council’s approval before the project is bid out. Carrollton’s splash pad will sit where the current sand volleyball courts are located near the bathrooms. The volleyball courts will be relocated.