Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Panthers drop home opener

    The Lady Panthers softball team is experiencing growing pains early this season, suffering back-to-back double-digit losses. Carroll County opened the season with a 15-1 loss at Henry County Monday, and took on Williamstown at Lady Panthers Field Tuesday, falling 13-3.

  • Cheering on the Cats!

    News-Democrat readers who traveled to Nashville for the SEC Tournament or to Louisville for the NCAA Tournament to see the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team play sent in their photos from the stands.

  • Carroll County 4-H upcoming events

    Shooting Sports - Held at Rafter 7 Farm on Hwy. 389

    April 12 and every other Sunday: Shotgun at 2 p.m. and pistol at 4:30 p.m.

    April 13 and every other Monday: Rifle at 5:30 p.m.

    April 15 and every other Wednesday: Archery at 5:30 p.m. and muzzle loader at 6:30 p.m.


    March 30: Sewing orientation at 6 p.m. at the extension office

    April 6, 8: Beginning sewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the extension office

  • Farmers’ market is around the corner

    Spring has finally arrived!

    How nice to see temperatures on the rise (despite the chilly next couple of days we will be experiencing) and that grass continue to green up.

    As the soil temperatures also warm up, planting season is definitely on its way.

    Do you know what that means?

    Farmers’ market season will be opening soon.