Today's News

  • Blackburn selected to Regional FFA Officer team

    On Thursday, March 22, the Carroll County FFA was honored to be represented by Baily Blackburn and Mariah Adair, both pursuing a higher office beyond their chapter.

    Mariah Adair, a senior FFA member, interviewed against seven other top notch regional members for the chance to seek a state officer position.

    “Although she did not advance, we could not be more proud of her effort and determination to go beyond her limits,” Carroll County FFA advisor Mackenzie Wright said.

  • Cooking teaches children math, science, life skills

    Do you want to do something fun with your children? Do you want to reinforce their math and science skills? Do you want to teach them skills they will use during their entire lifetime? If so, teach them to cook!

    That is exactly what 100 fifth-grade students from Cartmell Elementary learned to do last week. The Recipes For Life program is sponsored by the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service. Numerous volunteers donate their time and energy to help with the program.

  • Tips to get your lawn mower ready for the first cut of spring

    The spring-like temperatures and rain are making a big impact on our yards, and that first mowing of the year is due, if you have not pulled out the lawnmower already. Mowing grass is an important task and there are some points we should consider as we begin the mowing season.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 5, 2018

    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.


  • Softball hosts annual tourney

    Carroll County Lady Panthers’ softball hosts the fourth annual Carroll County Classic, sponsored by The News-Democrat this weekend. The two-day tournament will be held Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at Carroll County High School.

    “We’re excited about the tournament,” head coach Chelsie Zink said. “We’ve got a few new teams involved. Even though we’re only going to have one game under our belt (Wednesday) we’re prepared and staying positive.”

  • Track team competes in three meets

    Oldham County Kick Off Classic

    Carroll County’s boys and girls track and field teams finished 10th out of 10 teams in their first meet of the season March 16, in the Oldham County Kick Off Classic.

    Lady Panthers junior Tori Crawford finished 29th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.84 seconds. Freshman Claire Harris finished 33rd (14.92 seconds), followed by junior Lauren Cox in 36th (14.94 seconds), freshman Lily Young in 47th (15.64 seconds) and junior Amelia Service in 63rd (16.84 seconds).

  • Cancellations due to weather result in slow start to spring sports

    Three, two, one, one and zero. That’s the number of games Carroll County High School’s spring sports teams have been able to play since the season opened March 15. Flooding and torrential rains, snow showers and freezing temperatures–it’s been an unusual spring so far to say the least.

    The Lady Panthers softball team has yet to see live action this season because of the weather.

  • Live Your Passion | X = Xylephone, Anna Webster

    When the news staff of The News-Democrat created a feature series that involved the alphabet, it knew the letter X would require some creative thinking. The “Live Your Passion” series was no different. Who has a hobby or passion that begins with X? When you start going through the dictionary and looking at all the words that begin with X, the one word just jumps out at you is xylophone.

  • Council discusses salary increases for FY 2018-2019

    Carrollton City Council was divided at a recent meeting about the percentage of raise to budget for city of Carrollton employees in fiscal year 2018-2019.

    Councilmen Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Doug Hill and Kevin Craig were in favor of budgeting a 3 percent across-the-board raise, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilwoman Hayley Franklin favored a 4 percent raise. Council discussed the raises at day two of its annual budget workshop meetings, held March 15-16.

  • Battle cry of Ky. educators: ‘Vote them out’


    Landmark News Service

    Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched up Frankfort’s Capitol Avenue Monday with a clear message for legislators after the passage of Senate Bill 151 Thursday.

    “Vote them out,” they cried.

    Frankfort Mayor Bill May estimated at least 10,000 people attended the rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association after state legislature hastily passed the pension-reform bill.