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Today's News

  • Dixie Chixx softball wins national championship

    The Dixie Chixx 14U softball team completed a magical two-week run that earned them a state championship and cumulated with a national championship.

    The team defeated Crete Phoenix 4-0 in the USSSA National Championship Great Lakes on July 24, in Columbus, Ind.

    The team only won one pool game at the national championships that helped to determine where they would land in the brackets. But once the team reached the double elimination bracket play, it swept all four games in route to the championship.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Nieves Leon

    Nieves Leon knows what it is like to be a stranger in a foreign country, unable to communicate with others. Twenty-five years ago when she and her husband and daughter moved to Carrollton from Spain, she did not know a single word of English.

    Now, after years of additional education and practice, she uses her experience and knowledge to pay it forward.

    Nieves is the daughter of Felix Leon and Nieves Rodriguez and is from Ponferrada in northern Spain. Her father worked as a train conductor, while her mother stayed at home with the six children.

  • Humphrey to appeal AG’s ruling of open records law

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office ruled that Carroll County Jailer Michael W. Humphrey violated the state’s Open Records Act in denying a request made by Crystal Emberton.

    Emberton made a request April 12, 2016, to inspect or obtain public records/video records/ evidence that depict an incident that occurred in the lobby of the Carroll County Detention Center on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, 2016, between the hours of 10-11 a.m.

  • Butler Park hosts Pokemon Go event Saturday

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    Landmark News Service Intern

    You may have noticed a surge of people out and about with phones extended in front of them as if they are following a map on their mini screens leading them to gold.

    Except in reality, these hunters are not out for gold, they’re out for Pokemon.

  • Council votes to demolish building

    After discussing the issue over several meetings, Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 Monday to demolish the old Western Auto building, located at 110 Court Street. Councilmembers Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill were absent.

  • General Butler Park receives improvements under “Refreshing the Finest” campaign

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will receive improvements as part of the $18 million in additional funding for state parks this year, officials announced Tuesday, July 26, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    The funding was approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades.

    General Butler State Resort Park is among five parks in the northeastern region that will receive an estimated $3.13 million in safety and aesthetic improvements.

  • Get to know the board members for Champions

    Behind every successful organization is a group of determined, hard-working individuals who volunteer their time to make sure that daily, weekly and monthly tasks are completed to better our community.

    From the Carrollton Main Street Program to the Rotary Club to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and encompassing the community, there is usually a board or committee that, in most cases, has been voted on by the members of said club.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 28, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Famous for more than just horses and bourbon, Kentucky boasts rich history

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books.  The 6 million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • Campfire stories