Today's News

  • Totally Tractors

     Pioneer Power Tractor Club celebrated the heritage of farming at its 10th annual show in Carrollton Saturday, May 12. The three-day family event puts the spotlight on antique tractors, but also features family fun, music, demostrations and farm animals

  • Student of the week: Nathan Brands

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “The time spent with friends”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mr. Mahoney because he has really helped inspire my writing style and strengthened my creative process.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “‘The Infernal City”

    What was the last movie you saw?  


  • Christian Academy of Carrollton honor roll

    Christian Academy of Carrollton Honor Roll

    First Grade All A’s

    Tess Noe

    First Grade A/B

    Ella Hartman, Luke Shea, Charityn Marsh, Ryan Hill, Krystin New and Abby Bartram.

    Perfect Attendance

    Charityn Marsh.

    Second Grade All A’s

    Andrew Hill, Janalynn Hon and Lindsay Huff.

    Second Grade A/B

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 23, 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.


  • Senior Calendar--May 23, 2012

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.


    Wednesday, May 23: Older American’s Month Recognition; grill out and games with Owen County Senior Center, 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, May 24: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 25: Learn how to play Rook, 10 a.m.

    Monday, May 28: Closed for Memorial Day.

  • Worthville receives $8,105 crumb rubber grant for city’s playground

    The City of Worthville has been awarded a 2012 Waste Tire Crumb Rubber grant in the amount of $8,105 to provide a protective, safe surface for its municipal park playground. The total project will cost $12,680 with the City providing a $4,575 match in cash and in-kind services.

    The grant was awarded by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet on a 75/25 matching basis.

  • Carroll County Public Library--May 23, 2012

      Wednesday, May 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m., YAH book group, “Picture the Dead”, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, May 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers play group (Age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic, 10:30 a.m.: beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Marriage joins a couple as one in unity of peace

    Two major happenings took place for me in January earlier this year.

    First, I got a year older. Second, I got to celebrate being married a year longer. That makes 35 years together for my wife Pam and I. And they said it wouldn’t last.

    Some people don’t understand what marriage is really all about. From the union of the first man and first woman, God has been clear about the purpose of the marriage relationship: “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

  • Baseball Panthers defeat Eminence in district tourney

    The Panthers played virtually flawless in their opening round district game against Eminence Monday at Gallatin County High School. With the win, Carroll played Owen County in the second round Tuesday night. Results were unavailable by press time. The winner will advance to the district championship Wednesday at 6 p.m., as well as punch their ticket to the regional tournament.

  • Grobmeier remains a Carrollton girl after 103 years

     As Sophia Patrillo would say on the hit TV show  The Golden Girls, “Picture it, Hunter’s Bottom in Carroll County, Ky.”

    The date was Jan. 19, 1909, and the air was frigid and a deep snow blanketed the ground. There in a modest farmer’s home was born a daughter, Anna Frances Taylor Grobmeier, to proud parents Arthur Creed and Katherine Matthews Taylor.