Today's News

  • CU increasing rates, budgets approved

    Residents with water and sewer services provided by Carrollton Utilities should plan for rate increases beginning in July.

    Carrollton City Council approved the higher rates on first reading at its Monday, May 9, regular meeting. Second reading is set for May 23.

    Water customers both inside the city limits and those in the county will see rates rise by 2 percent, City Attorney Amy Eversole said in reading the proposed ordinance.

  • 2016 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees

    The two award winners will be selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not eligible to win again. Last year’s winners were Mackenzi Hawkins and Zakk Hicks.

  • Carroll County Middle School Soccer
  • Public Records | May 12, 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.


  • Community Calendar | May 12, 2016

    New events

    Saturday, May 14

    Fill a bag and help feed local families. Place food items by your mailbox, your postal carrier will deliver the food to the Food Pantry of Carroll County. Donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

    The Carroll County High School alumni will take on Owen County High School alumni in a tackle football game at 7 p.m. at CCHS.

  • Distracted driving affects all

    We live in a world with information readily available at our fingertips 24/7. While this is a great convenience, it can be dangerous if you are behind the wheel.

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at any given second in the United States, an estimated 660,000 people are driving while using a cell phone or manipulating an electronic device. In 2012, over 3,000 people died and around 420,000 more were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.

  • Whites Run Baptist Church hosts The Infinite Realm

     Whites Run Baptist Church will host a concert of Christian music by The

    Infinite Realm Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 4690

    Hwy 36 East, Carrollton. Pastor Richard Debell and the congregation extend

    an invitation for all to attend.

  • Faith and fear

    We live in an age of fear. That is, whatever can be marketed as threat or catastrophe is ever before our eyes. The long road of elections is an exercise in candidates revealing all that should frighten us today and tomorrow, not to mention the dangers in the other candidate. People and products peddle fear for the obvious reason: with the right nudge, we will buy the product, the coverage, and the medical procedure.

  • CCHS band presents its spring concert May 15

    The Carroll County High School band will be performing their spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the high school gymnasium. The concert will include performances by the high school concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and steel band.

  • Carroll County Public Library | May 12, 2016

    The library will have the Mary Ann Gentry Art Show on display all month. For more information call (502) 732-7020.


    May 13: PHd’s (Projects Half Done), 10 a.m. until noon.

    May 14: Lunchtime Make & Take, make a miniature garden in a teacup or other tiny container, please bring your own tiny container or teacup.

    May 16: Retirement Financial Planning, Ryan Oliver will talk about retirement planning and answer questions, 6:30 p.m.