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Today's News

  • District, schools exceed state testing goals

    The Carroll County School District and all tested district schools exceeded their Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) this year on Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning testing system, which the state uses to determine which schools and school districts are improving and which are not.

  • Bass Tournament held this weekend

    Carrollton’s Two Rivers Bass Tournament brings serious competitors and youngsters learning the sport to Point Park Saturday and Sunday.

    Sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Wieda’s Marina, the bass tournament begins Oct. 11 and 12 at 7 a.m.

    Entry fee is $150 for each two-person team. The event features a first place $5,000 prize guarantee and a $250 big bass award payout each day.

    Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said she wanted to start this bass tournament again because they are very popular.

  • Have you met ... Alex Miller

    There is a new face on the sidelines of Carroll County High School athletic events, but this one wants to stay in the background as much as possible. If he is out on the field, then something has happened to one of the student-athletes.

    The face is Alex Miller, athletic trainer for Baptist Health La Grange.

    Carroll County contracted with Baptist Health La Grange for athletic training services, joining Henry County, North Oldham, South Oldham, and Oldham County high schools. This is a growing trend for Kentucky high schools to have their own athletic trainer.

  • Write-ins filed for sheriff, jailer spots

    Three people have filed as write-in candidates for the General Election Nov. 4.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw will challenge incumbent Sheriff Jamie Kinman for the post.

    Scott Rose has filed as a write-in for the Carroll County Jailer’s race, attempting to unseat incumbent Mike Humphrey. Rose ran against Humphrey in the primary election, but lost.

  • What do readers want to see in the newspaper?

    It’s the 74th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, a time to observe the importance of newspapers in communities both large and small.

    It is kind of hard to believe, but this past weekend I celebrated two anniversaries – two years of marriage and five years at The News-Democrat.

    I didn’t start out knowing I would one day become a journalist, but now that I am, I really enjoy it.

  • General Assembly works to address the statewide domestic violence issue

    Each fall, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services takes a real-time, 24-hour look at the true impact domestic violence has on our country.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 9, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Bath time!
  • Riding for scholarships
  • Winner, Winner!

    The annual Carroll County Tobacco Festival was held Sept. 25-27, in downtown Carrollton. 

    Tobacco judging

    The 2014 tobacco judging competition saw the most entries that it has had in many years, organizers said. In the green tobacco category, Bobby Graves won top prizes, followed by the children of Donnie Leach in second place and Jerry Leach in third place.

    In the cured tobacco category, Trevor Welch won first place. Steve Simmons took home the honors for second and third places in this category.