Today's News

  • CCCDC receives more funding from city council

    Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to increase its annual contribution to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation in 2014-15.

    CCCDC Executive Director Bob Yoder and board member Ruth Baxter told council members the increase is needed because of an increase in health insurance costs and pension plan contributions.

  • Prestonville holds first reading for board member pay increase


    The News-Democrat

    The City of Prestonville has set the date for its annual Prestonville Day for June 21. The city commission approved a motion setting the event at its recent monthly meeting April 21. 

    Commissioner Linda Clark stated that she saw the event as a “good thing.” She made the motion for the event to run 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., and for Mayor Billy Walker to pick up the necessary supplies.  The motion was seconded by Louis Spencer and passed unanimously.

  • Celebrating Silver


     Christian Academy of Carrollton held a 25th year celebration event Friday April 25. The nondenominational school began in 1989 in the basement of Valley Christian Church, located at the corner of 11th Street and Gillock Avenue. The current school is located off Hwy. 36 East, near the Gap Hill interestion of Hwy. 227.

  • For the record books: Panthers advance to state All ‘A’

    Carroll County High School baseball became the first team in school history April 23, to win one of eight spots in the state All ‘A’ baseball tournament, held May 3-4 at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky. The 8th Region Panthers will take on the 3rd Region Hancock County Hornets at noon May 3. The winner will play the winner of Danville and Bethlehem at 8:30 a.m. the next day. The championship game is at 1 p.m.

  • Softball News | May 1, 2014

    Girls top Collins, 7-3

    The Lady Panthers played from ahead the entire way, beating visiting Collins High School, 7-3, April 22. Sarah Hawkins earned the win on the mound, striking out seven batters and giving up eight hits and two walks.

    Collins threatened in the top of the first, hitting two singles. But with two outs, shortstop Mackenzie Ogden’s throw to Mackenzi Hawkins at home plate tagged out a runner attempting to steal home to end the inning.

  • Panthers hang on to beat Rebels, 9-6

    It wasn’t the prettiest win, but a win nonetheless. Carroll County accumulated 14 hits and five errors in their 9-6 road win at Owen County April 22. Jacob Wise led the way with three singles and four RBIs. Will Wallace also excelled at the plate, hitting three doubles.

  • Hornback discusses General Assemby achievements, disappointments

    Like every session, state legislators saw both positives and negatives in this year’s General Assembly. Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) shared his views on the recent session with Carroll County citizens Saturday, April 26, in the old courthouse. Hornback represents District 20, comprised of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby counties and part of Jefferson County in the state Senate.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | April 24, 2014

    Thursday, April 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; St. Elizabeth Mammogram van, call (859) 655-7400 for an appointment, 9-noon; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.;  homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Perler bead craft, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “Frozen,” 2 p.m.

    Monday, April 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; 4th Monday Book Group, “A Well-Tempered Heart”, noon; Zumba!, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 24, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton.


    Thursday, April 24: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 25: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 28: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 2 p.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Swartz, Frazier to wed May 16

    Shanna Rae Swartz and David Earl Frazier announce their upcoming wedding on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jim and Caroline Sisenstein of Carrollton and a graduate of Carroll County High School. She is employed as manager for Lizzy B Goods in Carrollton.

    The groom elect is the son of  Elizabeth and Phillip Troxell and Billy Frazier, all of Carrollton. He is a graduate of Carroll County High School and is an electrician with Troxell’s Electric.

    The couple will reside in Carrollton with their two children.