Today's News

  • Student News | June 5, 2013

    Two students named to UK dean’s list

    Two Carroll County students were named to the University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. Senior Devon Hill is majoring in chemical engineering and sophomore Kristen Thornsberry is majoring in nutrition, and food science-hospitality management and tourism. To make a dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher with 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.

    Brands earns masters 

  • Princess for a day

    Relay for Life Team Robbins held “Pageant Prep” Saturday, May 18, at the Carroll County Middle School. The day was dedicated to giving all girls the royal princess treatment. The girls received tips on make up and hair; self-confidence and self-esteem; walking, posing and poise tips; wardrobe tips; and etiquette lessons. They participated in mock interviews with public speaking advice. The girls also got their picture taken with pageant queens from across the state. All money raised benefited the Carroll County Relay for Life.

  • Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll | June 5, 2013

     Cartmell Elementary School

    Third Grade All A

    Victoria  Brock, Rebecca L. Campbell,  Julieanna N.  Clifton, Haileigh R. Corbett, Taylor M. Courtney, Ashlyn T. Davis, Sophia A. Fremin, Jaxon D. Hewitt, Layne E. Huesman, Laurel K. Lewis, Bailee R.  Matthews, MaKenzi N.  McHenry, Megan T. Perkinson, Haily D. Raisor, Carlos C. Sanchez and Ashton B. Stephenson.

    Third Grade A/B

  • Performers ready for C’ton Idol stage

    Dim the lights, cue the music. Carrollton Idol returns to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Carroll County Fair.

    The singing competition, a local take on the TV hit “American Idol,” which will feature 12 local talents vying for the title of Carrollton Idol and a $300 grand prize. Runner-up will receive $150 and third place will receive $50.

  • Highlights of the 2013 Carroll County Fair

     Back to the 80s Concert

     7 p.m. Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Friday, June 14

    Re-live the glory days of the 1980s as Carrollton Idol contestants belt out the hits. There also will be a tribute to the late George Jones, organizer Melanie Stewart said.

    At the June 14 show, four children will sing: Shianne Mefford, Jaden Stephens, Ryan Cain and Kaitlyn Reynolds.


    Truck and Tractor Pull

    8 p.m. Friday, June 7

  • Panther basketball camp
  • Track and Field awards
  • CCHS volleyball hosts youth camp June 12-14

    The Carroll County High School volleyball team is hosting youth volleyball camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 12-14 at the high school gymnasium. Incoming fourth-graders and up are welcome. The cost is $50 for all three days if preregistered by Sunday, June 9, and $60 at the door. Make all checks payable to CCHS Volleyball. Forms and payment may be sent to the high school.

  • Fiscal court OKs bid to replace Buffalo Creek bridge

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $110,000 bid May 28 to replace the deteriorating Buffalo Creek Road bridge.

    Luhn and Oak Construction of Carrollton submitted the one bid for replacing the bridge that has been reduced to one lane.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the bid advertisement attracted the attention of three local companies and a fourth outside the area. However, only Luhn and Oak turned in a bid.

  • Carroll County District Court | June 5, 2013

    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, May 29-30, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.