Today's News

  • Public Records | May 5, 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.


  • Basketball clinic held through May at CCHS

    The Carroll County High School basketball head coach Brian Crank is hosting a boys basketball clinic on Wednesdays May 4, 11, 18 and 25, at the high school gym. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt.

  • Student of the week: Rebecca Kurtz, Second grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite things about school are math, my teachers and helping with back pack buddies on Fridays delivering food to students who need extra food.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subjects are reading and math. Because in books you can find out more information than you could if you didn’t read.”

    What is my favorite book? 

    “Junie B Jones”

  • "Panther Express" returns to Lexington

    Senior Justin Ray threw his first career no-hitter Friday, April 29, as the Carroll County Panthers rolled, 6-0, over Kentucky Country Day en route to their third straight trip to the state All ‘A’ Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky. The Panthers will take on Owensboro Catholic at noon Saturday, May 7.

  • Community Calendar | May 5, 2016

    New events

    Friday and Saturday, May 6-7

    The Pioneer Power Club‘s Annual Antique Tractor Show at Point Park in Carrollton. Vintage/antique tractors and othr implements wil be on display. There will be exhibits, a parade, games, music and food. Exhibits and vendors will be the during the day on Friday and the formal opening ceremony will be 10 a.m. Saturday.

    Saturday, May 7

  • Track and field competes at NCKTC meet

    The Carroll County High School track and field team competed in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference meet April 28, at Henry County High School.

    Guillermo Cruz won first place in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes 9.12 seconds. He also brought home a third place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 21.49 seconds.

    Overall, the teams finished in last place in the divisions. Presentation Academy won first place for the girls, while Owen County won first place in the boys’ division.

  • Rand: Bevin’s vetoes limit educational opportunities

    Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.

    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature.  He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • CAC Spring Program
  • Arbor Day
  • Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

    The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was successful for agriculture in Kentucky. We worked together in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation that will assist farm communities, agribusinesses, and consumers from all areas of the Commonwealth.