Today's News

  • Beware of the blue truck

    Mildred was the town gossip and self-appointed monitor of the town’s morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several people obviously did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

    She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new resident, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old blue pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and others, that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing.

  • Church security class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

    Since the first church security training, there have been several requests by churches who were unable to attend for additional classes, organizer Chaplain Tim Polley said. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell will supply the information that church leadership and church security teams need to improve the security and safety of its houses of worship.

  • St. John’s holds Ash Wednesday services

    St. John the Evangelist will hold Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 14, at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (bilingual).

  • Community Calendar | Feb. 8, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Public Records | Feb. 8, 2018

    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 and Thursday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.


  • Cheer, Cheer for Carroll County High!
  • New rule puts grade restructuring, Head Start expansion on hold


    Carroll County Schools

    A Jan. 19 email from the Office of Head Start has put a hold on the Carroll County School District’s investigation into grade restructuring.

  • Two students apprehended after threats to high school

    Two Carroll County High School students were taken into custody at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 25, for making a threatening remark on social media, according to a news release.

    Other CCHS students reported the remark to school administrators, who notified law enforcement, including the Carroll County School District’s school resource officer, Tim Gividen.

  • Yager, Travis named to Wall of Fame; ceremony Feb. 6

    Two Carroll County High School alumni have been the latest selected to join the Wall of Fame, a recognition given to the school’s outstanding student-athletes. Carroll Yager, class of 1971, and John Travis, class of 1974, will be honored at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, between the Panthers’ JV and varsity basketball games against Anderson County. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Coopers Restaurant goes non-smoking March 1

    In an effort to create a healthier eating environment, another local restaurant will become non-smoking.

    Cooper’s Restaurant announced on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 30, that as of March 1, it will be a non-smoking restaurant.

    “This has been a tough decision, but we are hoping to build on our motto that we are a Family Buisness [sic],” the Facebook post stated.