Today's News

  • Webster remembered for the many things he did for Carrollton

    Many have shared their memories of Charlie Webster this past week and tonight, as I write, I am moved to share mine.

    In a large way, Charlie was Carrollton to me. I first met him as my pharmacist working out of the old drug store on the square, but soon we connected in a much closer way. Both unrepentant Democrats, we shared our experiences and beliefs in that party over the years. Our stories of old-time politics in small Kentucky towns were made real by our memories of our parents and grandparents.

  • Houseplants can be moved outdoors as weather warms

    Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them because they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants.

    Wait to move plants outdoors until at least mid- to late-May, or when the weather is consistently warm.  Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.

  • Extension homemakers group to visit museum, Danville

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers will travel to Danville to the Great American Dollhouse Museum Wednesday, May 9. While there, they will also do some touring of the Danville area. The group departs the Carroll county Cooper-ative Extension office at 9 a.m., and returns around 5 p.m. There are still spaces available on the trip. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 2, 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.


  • The arts: Carroll County is putting an A in STEM

    Responding to a demand for more high tech workers, educators across the country are placing greater emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, often referred to by the acronym STEM. In Carroll County Schools, however, an additional letter, A for the arts, is equally important.  Students focus on STEAM, not just STEM.

    “The arts help students develop the creativity, critical thinking skills and innovation that are important in the 21st Century workplace,” said Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

  • Co-teaching places special ed students in regular classes

    Some classes at Carroll County High School are completing their first year with two teachers who share duties as part of the district’s effort to integrate special education students into regular classes.

    The Carroll County Board of Education learned more about the district’s co-teaching model being used in math, biology, social studies and English at its meeting Thursday night.

    Carroll County Superintendent Lisa James said this is the first year they have tried this teaching model with eight teachers at the high school level.

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  • Beach resigns from school board

    Carroll County Board of Education member Jennifer Beach tendered her resignation at the board’s April 26 meeting to take a position with the school district.

    “To avoid a conflict of interest I am resigning from my position on the Carroll County School Board,” Beach stated in her letter. She has served on the board for four years and served as board chairman for a year.

  • CCHS spring concert Sunday, May 6

    The Carroll County High School Band will be performing their annual spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and the concert is free and open to the public.

  • Baseball briefs | May 2, 2012

    Panthers win 4-1

    Carroll County allowed one run in the bottom of the first, but shutout Eminence the rest of the way to win 4-1 on the road April 24.

    Pitcher Trey Boles struck out 11 batters and walked just one in a complete game for the Panthers. Carroll was patient at the plate, drawing seven walks in the game.

    Jacob Wise led the way with two singles and two RBIs. Austin Dunn, Dillon Craig, Zakk Hicks and Derrick Nickell also singled.

    Carroll wins 7-2 on road