Today's News

  • Making Connections

    General Butler State Resort Park, Friends of Butler and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking event March 10, called “Business After Hours” at the park. Community organizations and business owners were invited to attend.

  • County wants CSX to fix crossings, particularly at Hwy. 227

    The lack of response from CSX Railroad about the conditions of the county’s railroad crossings has prompted Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick to reach out to the community.

    The condition of the Hwy. 227 crossing continues to deteriorate. At approximately 9:30 p.m. March 7, one of the rail ties came loose, causing an accident. The driver of the car was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Snow wins all three rounds - cannot see the white towel!
  • Fender bender on Highland

    Carrollton Police Department responded to a two-vehicle incident on Highland Avenue March 4.

    Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell reported that a driver stopped westbound on Highland Avenue and motioned for a car turning left on to Highland Avenue from Rowland Avenue to make the turn. Another vehicle heading west came up the center turning lane to make a left turn onto Eleventh Street striking the vehicle that started on Rowland Avenue.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 12, 2015

    New website for Tourism

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler announced tourism’s website has changed to visitcarrolltonky.net. Tourism lost its .com website by the same name after the domain owner, someone not associated with Tourism, did not pay the renewal fees. The domain name went up for auction, where Tourism attempted to buy it back, but lost. Wheeler said she has been monitoring the old website, which, so far, is a blank blog.

    Electrical inspection fees established

  • Bridge Work | March 12, 2015

    Work resumed on the Milton-Madison Bridge this week as the construction crew modifies bearings on the pedestrian walkway. This requires raising the sidewalk slightly, approximately an inch, in some areas, according to a statement from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • Public records | March 12, 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.


  • High school drama club to present “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21

    The pirates are coming to Carroll County High School March 20-21, as “The Pirate of Penzance” will take the Carroll County High School stage.

    Director Jennifer Beach said the capability of this group was right to revive the performance, which was last performed in 2010. It takes a special performer for the role of Mabel, who will be played by Kathryn Gillespie, Beach said. The cast loves the play and has been very enthusiastic, even researching roles on their own.

  • Student of the week | Henry Kwok Fifth grade at Cartmell March 12, 2015

    What is your favorite thing about school and why? 

    “Making friends and learning. If I have friends, we can help each other when we have problems. Learning is important so that I can go to college.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it is easy. My older brother teaches me to do things like algebra.”

    What was the last book you read?  

  • Registration seminar for eighth-graders at CCHS

    The Carroll County High School guidance department is sponsoring a registration seminar for parents of students who will attend Carroll County High School next school year. Current eighth-grade parents and students will meet with the guidance counselor and career counselor at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The meeting will take place in the CCHS cafeteria.