Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 18, 2012

    Wednesday, April 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, April 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Generosity shown in the land of parking lots

    “Would you like coffee?” is a common enough question. When asked this question in a friend’s home, and with an eye to being mischievous, I often respond, “Who made it?”

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 18, 2012

    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.


  • Carroll County elementary track team competes in first meet of the season

    Fourth-grader Clara Tuttle and third-grader Kennedy Daigle were the top performers in the Carroll County Elementary track team’s first meet on Thursday, April 12, at Henry County High School.

    Head coach Joe Creager said elementary track is different from high school track in that athletes are allowed to participate in more than four events per meet, and the events are broken down by age group. The 4x100 meter relay also is both co-ed and across school and team lines.

  • Two men arrested following traffic stop

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell executed a traffic stop at midnight on Saturday, April 14, in the 800 block of Clay Street.

    Allegedly in plain view was a package of pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and drain cleaner, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

    Elender Karshner, 44, of Sparta was charged with unlawful first-offense possession of methamphetamine precursors and possession of open alcohol-beverage containers in motor vehicle.

    Tommy J. Floyd, 24, of Glencoe was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

  • CPD arrests pair for possession of heroin

    Two people with warrants out of Oldham County were arrested in Carroll County Friday, April 13 for charges including possession of heroin.

  • CPD finds, arrests man with four outstanding warrants in Carroll

    Carrollton Police Officers Tim Mitchell and Daniel Embry arrested a man formerly of Carrollton who had four outstanding Carroll County warrants ranging from 2007-2010 on Friday, April 13.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks burglary suspect in case on Woodlawn

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person who attempted to burglarize a residence on Woodlawn Drive Monday, April 9.

    The responsible party allegedly pried open a back door of the home. A burglar alarm sounded, and it is believed the alarm scared away the perpetrator, according to a news release.

    The home is owned by Robert and Sheila Robertson. Nothing was taken from the home, said Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who is investigating the crime.

  • Call for living-history performers

    Kentucky Chautauqua is seeking presenters to develop dramatic programs portraying the lives of historical Kentuckians.

    Through the application and audition process, they will select five new Kentucky Chautauqua characters in July 2012. This is your only chance to apply.

    Dramatic experience is desirable but not required. Proposed Chauttauqua characters do not have to be famous, but their lives should illuminate some part of Kentucky’s history, and their stories should be compelling enough to appeal to audiences in every part of the state.

  • Trimble ALS event reaps $15,545


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    BEDFORD, Ky. – The Bob’s Bunch Benefit to raise money for ALS research, held Saturday at the Morgan Community Center has been labeled a smashing success by event coordinators.

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” was organized last year by Bedford resident Diane McKinney, whose husband, Bob, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.