Today's News

  • And they’re off!
  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees

    The two award winners will be selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not eligible to win again.

  • On the ball

    Carroll County Middle School girls and boys soccer teams took on Walton-Verona May 7 at the county park. The gilrs lost 3-0 while the boys won a hard fought match 1-0 as Felix Avila scored the only goal in the match.

  • CCHS Talent Show
  • Christian Academy celebrates National Day of Prayer

    Christian Academy of Carrollton celebrated National Day of Prayer May 7, with several class performances and a speech from the Rev. Dr. Chris White, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton.

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.” That was the Bible verse of the day at Christian Academy.

    “When is God listening?” White asked the children. “… I know I can pray all the time, but when is God listening?”

  • Public records | May 14, 2015

    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.


  • Kentucky State Police unveils statue to honor agency service and sacrifice

    Kentucky Press News Service

    With Monday’s unveiling at its new Frankfort training academy of a 10-feet tall bronze statue called “The Trooper,” the Kentucky State Police will forever display a permanent tribute to the agency’s legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.

  • Local farmers markets have numerous benefits

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn.  While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers market. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. 

  • The best way to avoid ticks this summer is through prevention

    Temperatures are warming up, school will be out for the summer in a couple of weeks, and more time will be spent outdoors in this great weather.

    A pesky creature will also be looking for you to spend more time outdoors, and that is the tick.  However, knowing where ticks prefer to be can help you and your family be more aware of and avoid those close encounters of the tick kind.

  • Student of the week: Cameron Butcher Third grade (Snow) | MAy 14, 2015

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Learning being fun. By this I mean we learn through games and other ways that isn’t just working on a sheet of paper.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math. I like math so well because it is interesting and I score better in math, but I like reading, too.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Friendship According To Humphrey”

    What was the last movie you saw?