Today's News

  • Candidates file papers for Nov. 8 election

    There is guaranteed to be a shake-up on the Carroll County Board of Education after the Nov. 8, General Election, as incumbents Mona Kindoll (District 2) and Dru Maiden (District 1) have opted not to run for re-election. Carrollton City Council, Ghent Commission, Prestonville Commission, Sanders Commission, Worthville Commission, Soil and Water Conservation District, and Constable Districts 1 and 2 also will be on the ballot.

    Two candidates have filed to take Maiden’s Board of Education spot in District 1: Corey Groseclose and Rick McMahan.

  • Massie visits Carrollton sharing legislative news

    Fourth district congressional representative Thomas Massie had said that he wanted to have a coffee meeting in each of the 20 counties in his district this year. He met with Carroll County constituents Aug. 9, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant for the 17th of his coffee meetings.

    Massie opened the session saying he liked the idea of the coffee meetings over a town hall forum because the setting makes it easier for people to speak.

    “Congress is in recess, although they tell us not to use the word recess but call it district work period,” he said.

  • Where Everyone Knows Your Name - Obe Cox

    When Obe Cox first came to work for the Carroll County Water District fresh out of high school, the prospect that he might one day become the manager didn’t really cross his mind.

    However, he said he has always had the attitude that wherever he worked, he would try to be an asset and try to learn as much as he could about every department. “I think that’s the reason why I’m where I’m at is because of wanting to understand every department and wanting to make someone else’s job easier if I can do my job right,” he said.

  • Orange Frog goes district-wide

    Four frogs are forced to inhabit a new pond. The pond is beautiful, but no other frogs will live there. What does this have to do with being happy? A lot, it turns out.

    A parable based on the research of psychologist Shawn Achor, “The Orange Frog” is a book that shows how being happy leads to being successful.

  • Carrollton Idol celebrates fifth season

    The fifth Carrollton Idol will be the grandest yet, according to producer Brandon Stewart.

    “This year’s show is packed full of performances and special guest celebrities from New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles and Louisville,” Stewart said in a phone interview Aug. 9. “We made this year’s theme “Fifth Season Anniversary” because we wanted to make it more like a celebration.”

  • It’s not too late to plant a full-garden crop

    Although we are still a little over a month from the official start of autumn, now is the time to add some new plantings to extend your fresh produce well into the fall.

    Cooler nights later in the year can increase the sugar content of many crops and thus increase their quality. Cooler nights also slow growth, so crops can take longer to mature than in the summer. Keep this slower pace in mind when checking seeds for days to maturity.

  • Dealing with bullying

    It’s that time again to be excited about a new school year. It will be a year of learning and meeting new friends. However, being bullied can take away the excitement of going to school and cause the child to not do well.

    A new school year presents a great time for new beginnings and exciting expectations for what lies ahead. Unfortunately, bullying can make a new school year not so great if you are the victim.

  • Public Records | Aug. 11, 2016

    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. 3-4, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk


  • Fiscal Court | Aug. 11, 2016


    Three Rivers District Health Department Finance Manager Michelle Wilbur presented Fiscal Court Aug. 9, with a resolution from the Carroll County Board of Health setting the public health tax rate at 5.4 cents per $100 of assessed value. Wilbur said the tax rate has been the same since 2005 or earlier.

    Fiscal Court also set the motor vehicle and property tax rate. The motor vehicle tax rate will be 15.3 cents per $100 of assessed value, and the property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Both rates are the same as last year.

  • Shop With A Cop basketball tournament

    Carrollton Police Officer Andy Sisenstein organized a 4-on-4 basketball tournament July 30. Teams were allowed one substitute. Six teams of five signed up, and there was also a 3-point competition. The event raised $600 for Shop With A Cop.

    The team of Andy Sisenstein, Lonnie Mumphrey, Malachia Cole and Darrius Taylor won the 4-on-4 tournament.