Today's News

  • Champions hosts heroin town hall on March 12

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting in each city within Carroll County to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. This year, with death statistics rising due to heroin, the topic was a simple choice, just like last year.

  • Ladies defeat Owen to advance to district championship

    Carroll County outscored Owen County 13-4 in the fourth quarter to win, 32-22, in the 31st District Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Eminence High School. With the win, the Lady Panthers advance to the championship game at 7 p.m. Friday against Gallatin County, who defeated Henry County to reach the title game. Both Carroll and Gallatin also will play in the 8th Region Tournament held next week at Carroll County High School. The tournament bracket will be released Saturday. This will be the Lady Panthers’ first trip to the regional tournament since the 2009-2010 season.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 26, 2015

    Thursday, Feb. 26

    Chris McDaniels will be the guest of the Carroll County Republicans at 7p.m. at the State Farm Building on Highland Ave. in Carrollton.They meet the fourth Thursday of each month and hope to have a different candidate at each of their meetings between now and May. The public is invited.

    West Carroll Water board meeting has been rescheduled due to weather for 5 p.m. at Carrollton Utilities.

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Davy installed as pastor
  • College Survival 101: First semester

    Leaving for college brings in several emotions. It can be an exciting time for some, but also can be very overwhelming. One is leaving everything they have known for the past 18 years of their life behind and starting a new journey on their own. One of the biggest questions college-bound students have is how to handle the huge transition. Well, here I am to save the day. Listed below are eight tips on how to survive ones first semester in college.

    Learning how to study and time management are priorities

  • Public records | Feb. 26, 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.


  • Chocolate winner
  • Youth Horsemanship | Feb. 26, 2015
  • Assessing wheat freeze damage

    Carrie Knott, UK Extension Agronomist at the Princeton Research Center, has some useful information to share about assessing freeze damage in wheat.

    Most of Kentucky has dealt with some sort of record over these past days: record low temperature, record snowfall amounts, record windchills.

  • Student of the week: Mallory Perry Tenth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “That you get to wear your own style of clothes and also get to choose your partners for class.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Choir because you can sing a duet, solo, trio or a song you like for the concert, plus you also can get friends together and practice it.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Of Mice and Men”

    What was the last movie you saw?