Today's News

  • Primary candidates to share their views at forums April 18-20

    Voters will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates seeking to be judge-executive, magistrate, sheriff, jailer and circuit court clerk during three forums April 18, 19 and 20 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA are again teaming up again to present these forums beginning each evening at 6 p.m. in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. They first worked together in 2014 to host a candidate forum for judge-executive candidates.

  • Council selects a design for new splash pad coming to Point Park

    The highly anticipated Point Park splash pad took a step forward Monday as Carrollton City Council chose a sports theme during a meeting with DWA Recreation, a parks and recreation equipment company in Harrison, Ohio. The company will return with a package of bid specifications, 3D drawings, a gallon per minute calculation and total cost for council’s approval before the project is bid out. Carrollton’s splash pad will sit where the current sand volleyball courts are located near the bathrooms. The volleyball courts will be relocated.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | April 5, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, April 7

    Kentucky Kruizers, Hometown Pizza, 2353 Hwy 227, call Brent Stucker (502) 732-5010 for more information.

    Tuesday, April 10

  • Church news | April 5, 2018

    Hymn sing April 5

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing, will be held at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5. All are invited. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade, (502) 255-7510.

    Child abuse awareness service April 8

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 220 Port William Lane in Carrollton, will host “A refuge for our youth,” a community service to promote child abuse awareness Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m.

  • Gospel grace for jerks like me

    The other day a coworker was telling me about the time he got a huge insurance check after his house flooded and how he learned that if you have lots of money to spend at The Home Depot they treat you as if you were of a superior species.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 5, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court St., in Carrollton.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school and adult. Submit original poetry by April 21, in person or by e-mail to information@carrollcountylibrary.org. Include your name, age and phone number. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes awarded in each category.

  • New technology is available but traditional research still important

    Welcome to my new genealogy column. After an extended hiatus, Editor Kristin Beck has graciously agreed to let me start writing on my favorite topic for The News-Democrat once again.

    It’s great to be back.

    While I enjoy the traditional genealogy research, my absolute passion is using DNA testing as a tool for finding more information about your family history.

  • Small things that add up to a lot

    When taking on new clients we first tackle a 2-5 day food and training journal. This helps us delve into their past and understand more about their body. There are many questions making it a very multi-faceted process, so we are in the best possible position to create the right plan for them. When I read the feedback sections there are comments such as:

    “I usually eat the following meals every day, but I sometimes have X, Y & Z as well...”

  • Carroll County Middle School Honor Roll | April 5, 2018

    Sixth Grade

    All A’s

    Cole Brown, Cameron Butcher, Cristian Castillo-Hernandez, Rileigh Darnold, Kaitlyn Dukes, Seth Franklin, Keagan Hatton, Grayson Kinman, Jaden Lark, Alexis Lipe, Jacob Long, Reagan Miller, Mayra Nava, Sanchez, Gavin Pella, Johnny Scherder, Coleton Sellers, Desiree Skaggs, Jacob Spenneberg and Ayden Taylor.


  • Carroll County High School Honor Roll | April 5, 2018

    Ninth Grade

    All A’s

    Kaytln Colston, Gracie Craig, Kennedy Daigle, Kyle Deaton, Claire Harris, Danyn Johnson, Grace Long, Kaitlyn Osborne, Cameron Phillips, Cheyenne Smith and Lily Young.


    Wyatt Adair, Charlsie Couch, Dante Cruz, Peyton Devine, Sarah Espinoza, Taylor Franklin, Caleb Grathler, Erica Heck, Jaiden Jones, Bailey Leap, Sarah Marshall, Mya McAllister, Quinn Miller, Sarah Richter, Trinity Robbins, Hailey Robbins, Megan Sculley, Makayla Sea, Jasmine Simmons, Brandi Strothman, Benjamin Watkins and Hannah Welch.