Today's News

  • Tennis camp June 3-5

    Carroll County High School tennis will host a youth tennis camp June 3-5, at the high school tennis courts. Camp is open to incoming students in first through 12th grades. First through fifth-grade camp will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m., and sixth-12th-grade from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    The cost is $30 for all three days if pre-registered by May 29, $40 at the door or $15 per day.

  • Fiscal court approves part-time deputy hire

    Carroll County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s request for a part-time deputy at the May 15 meeting.

    “I have a retired city police officer that is interested in working part-time,” Kinman said. “His retirement limits him to 99 hours per month and the county would not have to pay any insurance or retirement benefits.”

    Kinman stated that the hire would serve papers and transport prisoners but would not be doing any casework. He would also be a presence at night and on the weekends.

  • Food Pantry Donation
  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 21, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday May 13, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk


  • Carroll offense hot, then stalls as Bellevue steals a win, 5-4, May 15

    After taking a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Carroll County High School baseball team allowed visiting Bellevue to get back in the game and steal a 5-4 win Friday, May 15. 

    “We’ve been like that all year,” head coach Jimmy Ray said. “I don’t know how many times this season we’ve got a big lead on somebody and never put them away.”

  • Sheriff’s Office works theft, burglary cases

    A three-day crime spree involving theft of mail and a burglary ended when the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects May 14.

  • Panthers advance to district title with 7-1 win over Gallatin

    Carroll County took the first step towards repeating as 31st District champions as the Panthers defeated Gallatin County 7-1.

    The Panther received another strong pitching performance from sophomore Seth Hicks as he allowed only two hits while striking out 10 and walking two. He picked up his fourth win of the season.

    The Panthers came out a little flat at the start of the game as Gallatin freshman pitcher Austin Spada kept them off balance through the first two innings.

  • Hawkins named All-Conference
  • Lady Panthers fall in Round 2 to Henry, 4-0

    The Lady Panthers’ season came to a close Tuesday night in the second round of the 31st District Tournament. Carroll County lost to Henry County, 4-0. Kyra Kane and Houston Lindsay were named to the All-Tournament team.

    It also marked the end of a high school softball career for lone Lady Panther senior Mackenzi Hawkins.

  • Are you reading ‘The Good Book?’

    Recently I saw someone on Facebook make a comment that they didn’t believe the Bible because it was written by men.  How sad.  The Bible states that the words were written down by holy men that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  These men were obedient to God and the words were written the way God instructed them to do so.  Otherwise, I believe God would have done something about their mistakes or wrong doings.