Today's News

  • Tell us something good, Carroll County: Smithsonian offers unique summer training experience

    A Carroll County Schools science teacher was one of 38 teachers from eight states chosen to participate in the 2018 Dow-Jacobs Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, a collaboration between The Dow Chemical Company, Jacobs Engineering and the Smithsonian Science Education Center.

  • Tell us something good, Carroll County: Dow apprentices earn money while learning on job, at JCTC

    The Dow Chemical Company has launched its U.S. Apprenticeship program at the Carrollton site, with the hire and addition of four process technician apprentices.

  • Damaged tower, new tower, staffing discussed

    Storm damage to the J&N Electronics tower on Mound Hill Road prompted a special called meeting of the 911 Board, Aug. 30.

    J&N is in the process of replacing the damaged tower. The tower cannot be climbed to remove the City of Carrollton and Carroll County radio equipment currently in use, so when the tower is taken apart, the equipment will be removed.

    The 911 Board discussed whether to pay the fee to transfer the equipment to the new tower. There also is an increased lease cost for space on the tower.

  • Tell us something good, Carroll County: Legion fundraiser to fix building, give scholarships

    American Legion Post 41 Post Commander Richard Carrico was one of the first to respond to the request for citizens to tell The News-Democrat “Something Good.” In fact, he shared several positive stories with the newspaper, which will be shared in a later issue.

  • School district to require ID for guests entering schools

    Starting Sept. 10, in order to ensure the safety of our students, all visitors must present identification before entering a Carroll County School District school.

    At the front desk of each school, identification will be scanned through the RAPTOR Technologies visitor management system.

    The following forms of identification will be accepted:

    •State driver’s licenses

    •State identification cards

    •Concealed handgun licenses

    •Consular identification cards

    •Green Cards

  • Tax rate set; Council discusses playground equipment

    Carrollton City Council postponed its regular meeting Aug. 27, to Aug. 28, due to the recent death of Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis. His visitation was held Aug. 27, and Mayor Robb Adams said he wanted to give everyone the opportunity to attend if they wished.


  • Public Records | Sept. 6, 2018

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 29-30, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • Girls golf finishes three strokes behind second at All ‘A’

    It was an absolutely gorgeous day for golf Aug. 23, as Carroll County was among the teams competing in the All ‘A’ Tournament at Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw.

    The Lady Panthers were three strokes shy of finishing second, with a team score of 431. Owen County won the match with a 345, while Walton-Verona finished second with 428.

    Grace Long shot the low score for Carroll County with a 95, followed by Kaileigh Burgess with 100; Gabriella Hembree with 117; Taylor Franklin with 119; and Caitlin Mullins with 134.

  • BOE must re-submit paperwork on renovation

    Superintendent Danny Osborne told Board of Education members Aug. 23, that the Department of Education requires the district to submit a revised BG-1 for the Kathryn Winn renovation project. The district must justify how they will pay for the change order for the roof since the amount is more than the constituency fund for the project.

    The BG-1 reflects $316,000 coming from the restricted capital outlay fund, $100,000 the district saved from only purchasing one school bus instead of two, and $100,000 from the general fund.

  • BOE, local government prioritize school safety

    After negotiations, Carroll County Schools and the City of Carrollton have agreed to a partnership that will provide the school district with both a School Resource Officer and a School Security Officer this year. The agreement will automatically renew for subsequent one-year terms unless either party notifies the other within 30 days of the expiration of a term that it does not intend to renew.