Today's News

  • Student of the week: Douglas Walker, Fifth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Having teachers to help me learn.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math is my favorite subject because I’m really good at it.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda”

    What is your favorite movie? 

    “The Giver”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • CCMS Honor Roll | 2015 First Nine Weeks

    Sixth Grade
    All A’s

    Maci Breeden, Shalyn Brown, Lylah Cox, Ethan Ellis, Sophia Fremin, Jaxon Hewitt, Layne Huesman,  Kylee Leach, Chloe O’Banion, Megan Perkinson, Ashton Pinks, Haven Reynolds, Spencer Reynolds, Antonio Welch and  Loretta Young.


  • CCHS Honor Roll | 2015 First Nine Weeks

    Grade Nine

    All A’s

    Felix Avila, Dallas Blanton, Cassidy Buchanan, Thomas Butcher, Lauren Cox, Kaitlynn Gaddis, Megan Higgs, Mia Magnone, Kameron Nab, Ashley Spenneberg and Madeline Watts.


  • Carroll school district’s budget simple, solid

    Like many school systems in rural Kentucky, the Carroll County School District is one of the largest governmental organizations in its county. With more than 300 employees, four large schools, 28 buses and 1,912 students, the district educates, cooks meals, provides transportation, promotes health, trains teachers and serves as a transition point for students moving from K-12 to colleges and careers.

  • Rand outlines events upcoming for state

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • ‘Voices of the Panthers’ bring excitement to sporting events

    Sports are an important part of small town life in places like Carroll County. Not only do sports teach student-athletes values like discipline, hard work, responsibility and teamwork, they also can instill community pride.

    One important piece of the game that may sometimes be overlooked is the announcer. Watch a ball game in complete silence, and it’s just not the same. Announcers bring energy and excitement to the environment, and the athletes–and their families–love to heartheir name called out over the loud speaker.

  • Juggling means ‘Yes you can’
  • Dermon hits PR at state
  • Extension further explains tax to Fiscal Court

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service met with Fiscal Court Nov. 10, to explain its reasoning behind the Extension District Board enacting a district tax.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said that Fiscal Court was not in favor of additional taxes.

    Extension District Board Chairman Terry Cauley thanked Fiscal Court for being very gracious over the years with its support of the extension service.

    “The fact is the counties around us that have the district tax are expanding what they do and we cannot,” Cauley said.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Nov. 12, 2015

    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, Nov. 4-5, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.