Today's News

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Yolanda Gould

    Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes tragedies find ways to eventually become positives. This is true for Gallatin County native Yolanda Gould, whose cancer diagnosis eventually led to a new career path and a passion for raising money for local causes through another passion: pageants.

  • Public Records | Dec. 29, 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.


  • Year in Review 2016

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2016.


    The lawsuit between the City of Prestonville and Can Do Construction Co. ended on Dec. 21, when Circuit Court Judge Leslie Knight entered a judgment against the contractor in favor of the city totaling $60,000.

    Carroll County Lady Panthers senior Miranda Groseclose joined the 1,000 point club against Henry County Jan. 5.

  • Carroll County High School will offer trap-shooting club

    Carroll County will be joining at least seven other Kentucky high schools fielding trap-shooting clubs this spring.

    It all began when sophomore Kinley Huesman, a member of the Carroll County Top Shots 4-H shooting sports team, attended the Kentucky 4-H state leaders’ forum last February where she learned of the Kentucky High School Target League. The league is part of the United States High School Clay Target League.

  • Doctor, Doctor
  • Lady Panthers finish fifth in South Oldham tournament

    Carroll County Lady Panthers’ basketball team finished fifth in the Lady Dragons Hoop Fest at South Oldham High School, Dec 21-22.

    Carroll fell to Ballard, 46-29, and Williamstown, 57-50, in pool play and defeated Seneca 53-29 in the championship round.


  • Celebrating Christmas

    Christian Academy’s second through 12th-graders performed their Christmas program Dec. 8, in front of family and friends in the school gymnasium. 

  • Feeding the hungry in Carroll County
  • Shop with a cop

    Police, first responders and volunteers helped bring Christmas joy to 57 area children at the annual Shop With A Cop event Dec. 15. Children shopped for shoes, brought to the National Guard Armory by Shoe Sensation in Madison, Ind., before leaving to shop for clothes, toys and other items at VF Outlet and Wal-Mart in Carroll County. Organizer Penny Maiden said $14,001 was spent this year on the children.

  • CCPL Nutcracker Tea

    The Carroll County Public Library held its 16th Nutcracker Tea on Dec. 10. Hot tea and finger foods were on the tables for children.