Today's News

  • Public Records | Sept. 7, 2017

    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, Aug. 29-30, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Chugging through history with the Choo Choo Inn

    Buried beneath the sod near the present-day office of Mark Smith’s State Farm Insurance Agency is an unconventional “coffin” containing the remains of what was once a thriving restaurant on a busy Carrollton thoroughfare.

  • Painted Rocks of Carrollton | Aug. 31, 2017
  • Live Your Passion | Out of the Darkness organizer - Holly Dawson

    On Aug. 25, 2015, Holly and Clint Dawson experienced something that no parents ever should: their 17-year-old daughter, Maddie, committed suicide.

    Now, more than two years later, Holly has dedicated her life to raising awareness about suicide and mental health through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Out of the Darkness walks.

    Five weeks after Maddie’s death, Holly and Clint participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in Bardstown, Ky. Two weeks later, they joined Madison’s walk.

  • “Moving Wall” returns to Butler Park Sept. 7-10

    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.

    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • CCHS resource officer finalized; CCMS parking lot progresses

    The City of Carrollton and the Carroll County Board of Education agreed to a contract at the Aug. 24, Board of Education meeting, placing a school resource officer at Carroll County High School.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Wednesday that the school resource officer will be Officer Tim Gividen. Gividen is currently working in code enforcement, and his replacement has not yet been named, he said.

  • Lt. Governor visits CCHS
  • Volleyball beats Trimble for first time since 2014

    Carroll County traveled to Bedford to take on the Trimble County Lady Raiders and came home with the win 2-0, (25-13, 25-14), Aug. 23, which snapped a seven-match losing streak. The last time Carroll beat Trimble was Sept. 16, 2014. Carroll won 2-0 (25-16, 25-22).

  • Carroll football beats Henry for first time since 2006

    The last time Carroll County defeated Henry County in football, the senior class was playing Yellow Jackets football, the freshman class had not reached kindergarten and CCHS head coach Hunter Cantwell was a sophomore quarterback at the University of Louisville. That last win was back in 2006, and the Panthers are 0-6 since then. The teams did not play from 2009-2012.

    It’s been a long time coming, making the 41-24 win Friday, Aug. 25, over the arguably bigger, faster and stronger rival that much sweeter. It was also Cantwell’s first win as a head coach.

  • Council considers buying, renting new tasers for CPD

    With the hiring of two additional police officers, the Carrollton Police Department is requesting permission to upgrade its tasers.