Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | April 2, 2015

    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.


  • Tennis beats Trimble, 4-1

    Carroll County defeated Trimble County in girls’ tennis yesterday 4-1 in a match between NCKC opponents.

    Jessi Dermon was back at number one singles after missing last week’s Gallatin County match due to illness. Dermon rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Trimble’s Diane Payton.

    Ashley Davidson played in the number two singles match defeating Destiny Harp 6-4, 6-1. Davison had been playing doubles the previous few matches.

  • Carrollton City Council | April 2, 2015

    City to apply for grant

  • Citizens assist sheriff’s office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank concerned citizens for their help in apprehending suspects in several recent crimes.

    “Without concerned citizens it is difficult to solve crimes once stolen goods change hands,” Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Hawkins said.

  • Girls tennis falls to Grant, Anderson

    In recent girls tennis action Carroll County hosted Grant County falling to Lady Brave 2-3, March 25.

    In the No. 1 singles match Carroll’s Jessi Dermon defeated Grant’s Haley Smith 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.

    The No. 2 singles match paired Carroll’s Emilee Walker against Grant’s Emma Hughes with Walker coming up short losing 3-6, 0-6. 

    Carroll had to forfeit the No. 3 singles match to Grant County.

  • Softball defeats Eminence

    A young Carroll County softball team is beginning to find itself as it picked up its first district win with a 9-2 victory over visiting Eminence Tuesday, March 31.

    Carroll jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when sophomores Kyra Kane and Haley Dermon earned walks and scored on senior Mackenzi Hawkins’ double. Hawkins was later thrown out at the plate as the Panthers failed to capitalize with a runner in scoring position and no outs.

  • Back in my Day: Moorman finds love, home in Carrollton; volunteers in several local organizations

    An all-girls summer camp at General Butler State Resort Park brought Louisville native Martha Moorman to Carrollton as a teenager, and it would eventually become her home.

    Born on Sept. 9, 1935, then-Martha Borntraeger grew up on Shawnee Drive in the West End of Louisville, a block away from Fontaine Ferry Park and a block away from Shawnee Park. “We lived in the house that my mother grew up in,” she said.

  • Senior Hicks throws first career no-hitter

    Carroll County High School senior pitcher Zakk Hicks struck out 15 batters en route to his first career no-hitter, as Carroll County defeated Owen County, 11-0, March 24. Hicks threw 102 pitches in the victory.

    When that last out was called, Hicks said he felt “happy, excited because it didn’t get jinxed.”

    Head coach Jimmy Ray said Hicks had a no-hitter into the seventh inning last season against Trimble County.

  • Arson investigation underway in Worthville

    Imagine lying in a hospital bed recovering from neck surgery when someone calls to tell you that your house is on fire.

    Happy Hollow resident Jackie Whitman was the recipient of that call late Monday night, March 23.

    Whitman had surgery to fuse three vertebras in his neck March 20. The surgery was to repair damage to his back from work-related injuries in the 1990’s. In 2012, the injuries caused Whitman to be placed on long-term disability.

  • Council, P&Z discussions on a downtown car lot resume

    Carrollton City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission agree something needs to be done at the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue near the Prestonville Bridge, but whether that solution is a used car lot remains to be decided.