Today's News

  • Pioneer antique tractor show returns for ninth year

    Tractor collectors will be participating in the ninth annual Antique Tractor Show in Carrollton on May 6-8. From 9 a.m. until dark, Pioneer Power Club members and out of town guests will be displaying their tractors. 

    Each year the Pioneer Power Club plays host to an annual Mother’s Day weekend tractor show.  Local crafters will be on hand, a petting zoo will be set up for children and working demonstrations of a rock crusher, hay baler, antique engines can be seen throughout the weekend.

  • Panthers fall to Colts in All A

    The Carroll County Panthers’ run to the All A Sweet Sixteen ended Friday with a 17-1 loss to 6th Region Champion DeSales High School in Louisville.

    “They were better than us Friday in every facet of the game,” Carroll head coach Jay Jones said.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 4, 2011

    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.


  • Beware: Bed bugs can strike anywhere

    It’s been a while since I have written one of my occasional columns, but now that it appears my long domestic nightmare is over, I sit down to write this one as a public service announcement.

    I have been fighting the battle of the bed bugs. Yes, bed bugs. How or where did I get them?  The movies? Restaurants? Waiting rooms at the doctors’ offices or hospital?  Who knows, but I had them.

  • The death of bin Laden will not bring back our natural sense of security

    It was a long time coming — almost 10 years — but a key objective in the U.S. War on Terror has been accomplished.

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

    In a precision strike, U.S. special forces moved in on a mansion in a compound in Pakistan. Some 40 minutes later. the leader of al-Qaida was dead.

    President Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night telling us that “justice has been done.”

    This has to be good news to anyone who lost a loved one in any of the attacks that came on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Carrollton to celebrate Arbor Day May 9

    On May 9 at 11:30 a.m. the City of Carrollton will be recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Carrollton has earned this national designation for 18 years. The program will be held at the small park where Highland Avenue and Park Avenue meet.

  • Hanover woman dies in fatal collision on Hwy. 36

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday, April 29 in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind. woman.

    Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near the 5000 block of state Hwy. 36 and hit an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on. Kaltenbacher, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.

    The victim was restrained during the collision. The two passengers of the commercial vehicle involved in the collision were uninjured.

  • May 13 ceremony to honor two fallen Carrollton police officers

    Two fallen officers who once served the City of Carrollton and Carroll County will be honored May 13 in a public ceremony as part of National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Week.

    Carrollton Police Chief Ronnie C. Carter, who was 23 years old and served as acting chief for just one week before his death, was killed in an accident at a service station. The former chief was crushed by a vehicle and died instantly on April 8, 1969.

  • Panther royalty: Glauber, Wheeler queen and king
  • Fire briefs - Week of May 4, 2011

    Four juveniles involved in alleged arson at vacant warehouse

    Four Carrollton juveniles were cited to court and released to their parents after admitting to their involvement in a structure fire at a vacant warehouse Friday.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said a 13-year-old male was charged with arson, and a 17-year-old female, a 15-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were charged with complicity to arson, second degree. He said he did not think the incident was a willful destruction of property by the juveniles.