Today's News

  • Fiscal Court appoints old, familiar to positions

    Carroll County government welcomes both old and new faces in 2015, including a former magistrate who will be making more money in his new position than his previous one.

    Fiscal Court appointed former District 2 magistrate Deanie Miller as deputy county judge-executive for an unspecified term at a special meeting Jan. 5. Miller served 16 years as magistrate before leaving the position for an unsuccessful bid at the judge-executive’s office this past election.

  • Public records | Jan. 8, 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.


  • Boys pull away in 2nd half, beat Walden

    After a slow start, the Carroll County boys basketball team pulled away in the second half, outscoring visiting Walden 37-19 in the second half, to win, 61-42, Saturday, Jan. 3.

    “First half, I thought we were very sluggish, didn’t seem like we had much energy,” head coach Carroll Yager said, noting he did not know if it was because of Christmas break or if the team was losing its legs after coming home from playing two tournaments.

    “We talked about it at halftime, and I thought they responded really well in the second half.”

  • Panthers beat Butler, fall to Bethlehem, Crittenden in LaRue Co. tournament


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    The Carroll County Panthers basketball team lost two out of three games Dec. 29-31, at the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School.

    The Panthers won their first game against Butler County, but lost to a tough Bethlehem team in round two. Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought his team played one of their best games all season against the Bardstown squad, but came back and played one of their worst against Crittenden County.

  • Lady Panthers improved in 2nd half, but not enough to overcome TOs

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers outscored the Russell Red Devils 28-20 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a turnover-laden first half, as the Lady Panthers lost, 56-43, in day two of the North American Stainless Basketball Classic Tuesday, Dec. 30. Carroll County took on North Oldham Dec. 31, in their final game of the tournament.

    “The second half was as well as we’ve played all year; (the) first half was probably as bad as we’ve played,” head coach Paul Stone said.

  • Missed opportunity: Ladies lose in OT to North Oldham

    North Oldham outscored Carroll County 11-5 in overtime to hand the Lady Panthers their third straight loss Dec. 31, in the North American Stainless Holiday Classic. Scott High School defeated Collins High School, 66-46, to win the championship.

  • CCMH, Fairview Place team up to provide support for senior citizens

    Are you caring for aging loved ones?

    Do you feel overwhelmed with the situation?

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Senior Living Program – Outpatient Mental Health and Fairview Place senior living are teaming up to provide a community-wide support group.

    Empowered Living explores the Six Stages of Wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, emotional and social.

    “We want to provide a confidential, open, comfortable setting for those needing support,” CCMH Senior Living Program coordinator Leslie Yocum said.

  • Looking back at 2014


    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being. At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties.

    Devon Ellison retired after 16 years as a bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Top Sports Moments in 2014

    The Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders won first place in a competition at Beth Haven Christian School in Louisville in January.

    The Carroll County High School boys basketball team defeated Owen County, 42-39, Jan. 27, to win the 8th Region All ‘A’ Championship for the first time since 2005. Austin Crowell was named Tournament MVP. The team lost in the first round of the state All “A” tournament to Cordia High School Jan. 30, at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • Forestry says thanks, farewell to McMurry

    Carrollton’s Urban Forestry Board recently presented outgoing Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry with a plaque and flowers for his wife, Sue. The plaque thanked McMurry for outstanding work as mayor from 2011-14.

    After living in Carrollton since June 1969, McMurry is moving to Texas to live near family. He plans to “mostly retire,” but will likely work part-time somewhere, possibly a hardware store.