Today's News

  • Former Carroll pastor dies at 103


    Landmark News Service

    Carl Allen, longtime Milton resident and former Whites Run Christian Church pastor, has passed from the local scene at age 103. The affable educator, preacher and musician died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind.

  • Annual Chamber banquet tonight at Butler Park

    The Carrollton/Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual banquet tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The silent auction viewing starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction benefit scholarships the chamber awards to local students.

    The featured guest is Greg Steele, who will provide the evening’s entertainment with a hypnosis comedy show.

  • Lawyer questions police authority outside city limits

    Do Carrollton Police Department officers have the authority to make arrests outside the city limits?

    Though state statutes provide that authority, it remained the question at the crux of an argument made in District Court last week by Carrollton attorney and former judge Stan Billingsley on behalf of his client, Dwayne T. Barnett.

  • Panthers advance to district championship

    The Panthers soccer team took care of business Monday night, defeating Gallatin County, 7-0, in the first round of the 31st District Tournament at Henry County. The boys will defend their title at 8 p.m. Thursday against Henry County. The Wildcats defeated Owen County, 4-3, Tuesday night in a shootout.

    Win or lose, Carroll and Henry are guaranteed spots in the 8th Region Tournament, beginning Monday, Oct. 21, either as a host team or a traveling team.

  • Lady Panthers put forth their best all season, but fall 2-0

    The Lady Panthers soccer team played its best game of the season Monday night in the 31st District tournament. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as they lost 2-0 to Henry County, ending their season. The girls finish with a record of 2-14.

    “That was probably the most amazing I have ever seen them all play together as a group,” head coach Greg Damron said. “We’ve always had one or two girls really always be that spotlight, but tonight, everybody was involved, everybody was making their plays.”

  • Boys win 2-0 on senior night
  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 17, 2013

    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, Oct. 9-10, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Stephenson earns top honors in state livestock show

    Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Make wise costume choices to keep children at holiday

    Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.

  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market update

    Both fall 2013 and spring 2014 feeder cattle futures have added more than $5 per hundredweight, or cwt, since early September.  Prices for feeders in Kentucky have been very impressive with many groups of 7wts well into the $150s and several groups of 8wts well into the $140’s.

    It is impossible to estimate carry right now, because the CME Feeder Cattle Index has not been available since the end of September.  However, November and January continue to trade at a $1 to $1.50 premium to October, suggesting a late peak in the feeder cattle market.