Today's News

  • Volleyball earns NCKC win over Williamstown, 3-1

    Carroll County squared off with Williamstown in a North Central Kentucky Conference match, Sept. 22, taking a 3-1 win to revenge the All ‘A’ Classic loss earlier in the month.

    The win was a close contest through the first three sets before Carroll took control in the fourth set to close out the match (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-12).

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 1, 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.


  • WWJD? You might be surprised

    A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.

    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, et al.

    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.

  • Church News | Oct. 1, 2015

    Hymn sing Oct. 1, at Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. For more information contact Pastor Bobby Wade, (502) 255-7510.


    English Baptist Church yard sale

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389, will hold a Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3,  lots of miscellaneous items.


  • U drive. U text. U pay.

    It only takes one time–one text, one phone call, one distraction–to learn that it is not a good idea.

    That was the message shared to Carroll County High Schools seniors Sept. 24, by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and special guest NASCAR XFinity Series driver Ross Chastain. The 22-year-old race car driver from Florida was in town for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 race, held at the Kentucky Speedway Sept. 26.

  • Renovation at CCMS nears the finish line

    “Last Tuesday [Sept. 22] was the first night that I have gone home and felt that the [Carroll County Middle School] renovation would be ready by the Oct. 2, deadline,” Carroll County Schools Chief Operating Officer Larry Curell said at the Sept. 24, Carroll County School Board of Education meeting.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan reported that all of the tile is down except for a one-foot border and there is only some touch up painting left.  He expected the tile and paintwork to be completed Sept. 25.

  • Back In My Day | Ken and Pat Montgomery

    Carrollton High School classmates Ken Montgomery and then-Pat Dunn were just acquaintances in school. But two years later, Ken called and asked Pat to go with him to the drive-in on Hwy. 42. The rest, as they say, is history. Now, 56 years later, the couple is still going strong and reminiscing about the life they built together in Carrollton.

  • Carrollton wins signage grant; Trick-or-treat Oct. 31
  • Kicking things off
  • Football falls to Walton-Verona; home opener this Friday

    The Carroll County football Panthers were shutout at Walton-Verona Friday night, falling 21-0.