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Today's News

  • Panthers win Swauger championship

    The Panthers basketball team brought home an early Christmas present for Carroll County High School: a championship trophy.

    Carroll won three games in two days to win the Swauger Holiday Classic, held at Bellevue High School Dec. 22-23. Senior Taylor Schirmer was named MVP of the tournament. Juniors Isaiah Hogan and Jackson “Boo” Donahue were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

  • Public records | Jan. 1, 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.

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  • Public records | Jan. 1, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

  • Fiscal Court allocates funds to sheriff’s office, college

    In a special called meeting Dec. 30, Carroll County Fiscal Court addressed the need for a loan for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and a contribution to the Jefferson Community and Technical College education foundation.

  • Making a Christmas memory at the library
  • Scenes from the hardwood
  • Finding the perfect fit

    Children began the evening of the Shop with a Cop event Dec. 18, at the National Guard Armory, eating dinner and trying on a new pair of shoes. After a brief meeting, the adult volunteers were paired up with the children before heading out to VF and Wal-Mart to shop.

  • Gun rumors at CCMS false; school not locked down

    A Carrollton Police Department investigation found allegations to be false of a BB gun being brought onto the Carroll County Middle School campus.

    “We investigated the rumor early last week and determined there was nothing to it,” Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. “I want the parents to know that we take everything very seriously and do our best to get it figured out.”

  • Heroin overdoses rise; police fear reliance on naloxone

    Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Carroll County and have become increasingly prevalent since the beginning of December. Carroll County EMS paramedic Chris Combs said Monday he estimates there has been one every other day since Dec. 1. In his 20 years of experience as an EMT and paramedic, Combs said he has seen more heroin overdoses in the last year than in his previous 19 years combined.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital treated 13 overdoses from Dec. 14-20, Combs said.

  • Special Olympics | Dec. 25, 2014

    Special Olympics Kentucky State Bowling was held Dec. 6, in Louisville, Ky. The results are as follows: first place, Zach Lynn, Rhonda Burns, Dylan Williamson and Damon Maines; third place, Mary Pyles, Wally Gross and Clint Smith; and fifth place: Amanda Hearn and Thomas Granger.