Today's News

  • JCTC student profile: Staci L. McArter

    Name: Staci L. McArter, SHRM-CP

    Major: Completed the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with Management Option at JCTC along with several certificates.

    Hobbies: Home improvement and Pinterest projects, volunteering with Louisville SHRM and other organizations, traveling/vacationing.

    Something interesting about yourself that no one else knows: I did something I never thought I could do, I jumped from a plane at 10,000 feet in the sky last year!

  • Chapman appointed to BOE; budget discussed

    Gwen Chapman was welcomed as the District 5 Board of Education member at the Sept. 22 meeting. Chapman fills the vacancy left when Mary Ann Pearson chose not to run for re-election when her term expired Dec. 31, 2014. Chapman’s appointment ends Dec. 31, 2016. She is unopposed on the ballot for the November election for the unexpired term of District 5 seat.

    2016-2017 budget

    The Carroll County Board of Education passed a working budget totaling $26,201,930 for this current budget year.

  • Carroll girls come out flat, lose to Gallatin, 9-0

    A Gallatin County goal within the first 30 seconds of the match quickly deflated Carroll County and set the tone for the rest of the match, as the Lady Wildcats won, 9-0, Sept. 29.

    Gallatin’s offense took the ball off the opening tip and dribbled straight down the field, as Aurora Cocchetto scored with just 17 seconds ticked off the clock.

  • Gallatin shuts out Carroll, 51-0; Panthers on bye, take on Owen Oct. 14

    The Carroll County Panthers football team was shutout Friday night at Gallatin County, losing 51-0. Gallatin amassed 369 total yards (315 rushing and 54 passing) compared to 73 total yards for Carroll (20 rushing and 53 passing).

    Head coach Lee Downey did not return phone calls Tuesday for comment.

  • Test scores show state students making educational progress

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making. These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • National 4-H Week | Oct. 6, 2016
  • Yellow Jackets football | Oct. 6, 2016

    The Carroll County Yellow Jacket youth football teams play in the Oldham County Youth Football League. The Yellow Jackets field three teams: Pee Wee, 5-7 years of age; Junior, 8-9 years of age and Senior, 10-12 years of age. The teams practice at Robert Westrick Memorial Park. Sign-ups for the 2017 season begin June 29, and end Aug. 6. More information can be found at www.carrollcountyparksandrecreation.website.siplay.com.

  • Beware of those who want to steal Christmas and more

    My favorite time of year is right around the corner—Christmas! Actually there are only 12 weekends until the big day. Unfortunately, what should be the happiest and merriest time of year can also be the most devastating when Grinches and Scrooges show up to spoil the holiday cheer.

    Christmas is always a time where people are more susceptible to theft. Homes are fodder for burglaries because the likelihood of expensive gifts and electronics is heightened. Credit and debit cards are more likely to be stolen or skimmed.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 6, 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.


  • Safety concerns must be top priority this autumn

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Carroll County farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.