Today's News

  • Track team competes in Mason-Dixon Indoor

    The Panthers Track team was in action Saturday at the 52nd annual Mason-Dixon Indoor Games. Andie Hardesty led the Lady Panthers with a third place finish in the high jump.

    The Panthers were led by Austin Blankenship, who finished in seventh place in the pole vault, and Devin Gray, who set a new Panther 1500 meter indoor record with a time of 4:56.76.

    This was the final 2012 indoor meet for Carroll County. The full Panther team will be back in action on Tuesday, March 13 at home for the first outdoor meet of the season.

  • CCHS softball returns with one senior, new coaching staff for 2012 season

    Dennis Hawkins moves up from assistant coach to take the reins as head coach of the Lady Panthers softball team this season. The team has just one senior leader, pitcher Kayley Perry, and will rely heavily on a class of experienced sophomores. The team also has two freshmen and six seventh graders.

  • Reader submitted photos of the tornado
  • New salt boxes
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 7, 2012

    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.


  • Firefighter Andrew Stark remained on post

    Nineteen-year-old firefighter Andrew Stark watched as dark, swirling storm clouds rushed at him as he stood outside Milton Fire Station No. 2 on Friday afternoon. A number of volunteers preparing for a planned ALS fundraiser set for the following day had been in earlier but had scattered for their homes when the storm warnings sounded. Now Stark manned the station alone.


    Standing in the middle of what used to be her bedroom, Barb Long tears up as she describes the moment that passed so quickly, but left so much destruction behind.

    She and her husband, M.G., knew the tornado was coming, and “did the things we were supposed to do” to prepare.

    Just before it hit, Barb was sitting on the couch in the basement, waiting on M.G. to join her. M.G. had just closed the kitchen door leading to the garage, had turned and taken one step down the stairs when the roof blew off the stairwell and insulation fell down into his face.

  • Tornado damage around the community
  • CPD reports fewer DUI arrests, adds drug arrests to ‘11 report

    Accidents and DUI arrests in Carrollton were down in 2011, according to the Carrollton Police Department’s yearly report.

    With the addition of Officers Tim Mitchell and Tony Stigers last year, the department went on 7,979 calls for service, the most since 2005.

    There were 47 DUI arrests in 2011, a 10-year low. Chief Mike Willhoite said he attributes this to education on the part of the drivers. “They’re more aware and take better care to avoid that type of arrest.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of steel grate covers

    Seven large steel grate basin covers and a manhole cover were reported stolen by the Carroll County branch of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The items are valued at a minimum of $1,000.

    The steel items were stolen from sites along Hwy. 467 between Hwy. 227 and Worthville, according to the news release. The items are estimated to weigh 200 pounds or more.