Today's News

  • School Menu | May 24, 2018

    Thursday, May 24: Breakfast: Dutch waffle with yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Chicken and waffles or scrambled egg and waffles, syrup, potato wedges, steamed broccoli, pear halves or orange.

    Friday, May 25: Breakfast: cinnamon roll or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Roast beef and gravy with roll or grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, banana or fruit sorbet.

  • Sharing wisdom with the next generation
  • Hamilton, Harris recognized; game cut short by rain

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers celebrated senior night May 18, against St. Henry with a rain-shortened game that ended in a tie, 3-3.

    St. Henry made the first inning interesting as Carroll County sophomore pitcher Andrea Searcy walked a batter and then gave up a single.

    Bailey Mefford led off the Carroll first inning with a double off the left center field fence. Allie Beach put down a sacrifice bunt to move Mefford to third base.

  • Softball mounts comeback to beat Dixie Heights

    One poor inning and a minor injury to starting pitcher Andrea Searcy could have spelled disaster for the Lady Panthers softball team. Instead, the girls showed they were resilient and tough, pulling out a 3-2 victory over Dixie Heights May 15.

  • Unified track meet

    Carroll County High School track and field athletes competed in a unified track meet May 7, at Ryle High School. Carroll County’s 4x100-meter relay team of Katlyn Colston, Zakk Wilson, Derrius Watson and Dylan Williamson came in first place.

    Williamson and Watson finished in first place in the 2x100-meter race and first place in the long jump. Williamson teamed up with Wilson in the shot put, winning first place. Williamson finished in second place in the 100-meter open race.

    Colston and Wilson finished in third place in the shot put. 

  • Carroll County District Court | May 24, 2018

    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.


  • Open class exhibit entries for Carroll County Fair due May 31
  • At the library | May 24, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    It’s time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 or fax (502) 732-7122.


    Wednesday, May 30: Book Group (rescheduled because of Memorial Day), a discussion of: “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue, noon. Copies available at desk.

  • Monitor heat index for safety of livestock

    The weather has been more than interesting this year, as we have experienced a long winter, practically no spring, and here we are with high 80-degree weather. With the higher temperatures we have experienced and will be experiencing in the coming days, we need to think about how we care for our livestock in high temperatures.

    Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity. We use it to describe how it feels outside.

  • Shooting Sports season underway

    The Shooting Sports 4-H Education Program began in Kentucky in 1988. The program grew rapidly where now it involves approximately 8,000 youth and over 3000 volunteers statewide. Carroll County has 34 active members and 13 adult certified coaches, three teen certified coaches and one shooting sports state teen ambassador.

    The program believes the following:

    •Youth development is the number one goal of the Shooting Sports Education Program.

    •It provides an effective tool for human growth and development for youth and adults.