Today's News

  • After hard-fought battle, Trimble claims win over Lady Panthers Monday

    It was a night of tension and excitement Monday as border rivals, the Carroll County Lady Panthers and the Trimble County Lady Raiders, battled in high school volleyball for the third time this season. While the earlier games had been close, Monday’s match was a nail-biter as Carroll threatened to end Trimble’s lengthy win streak over North Central Kentucky Conference foes—a streak that dates back to 2010. In the end, the Lady Raiders rallied from behind to win the match 2 games to 1 (25-21, 15-25, 26-24).

  • Sewell, Dermon named to All-Conference team

    Carroll County High School freshmen cross country runners Wesley Sewell and Haley Dermon were named to the NCKC All-Conference team for their performance in the 5K run Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Trimble County. Sewell finished in eighth place for the boys with a time of 19:17.3. Dermon finished in fifth place for the girls with a time of 23:21.8.

  • Bible teachings show there’s hope for the knowledge-challenged

    I hope this confession will surprise you, although it probably won’t, but the truth is, I’m not very smart.

    When I was a kid I was a lot smarter, and when I was a teenager I knew everything. But now that I’m in my 50s I realize that I’m not all that smart.

  • Church to celebrate its 79th annivesary

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St., Carrollton, will celebrate its 79th church anniversary with services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Rev. Michael Maughmer, of Chillicothe, Ohio, will be the guest speaker.

    The Rev. Cecil Ellison, who pastored until 1995, founded the church in 1934. The Rev. David Croucher became the pastor last year.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    • Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    • Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.
    • Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 11

  • Homecoming is about tradition, spirit and pride

    A school is the sum of its past, and tradition, spirit and pride are a threefold cord that holds it together. Homecoming brings the past into focus by continuing old traditions and creating new ones. These traditions give alumni a way to connect with a school as it is now, and they give current students a way to connect with a school as it once was. 

    This year’s homecoming celebration demonstrated the spirit, pride and tradition, not only of the high school, but also of the entire Carroll County School District.

  • Reduce risk of prussic-acid poisoning in pastures

    The beginning of fall and cooler temperatures bring warm visions of pumpkins, mums and hot apple cider. But fall also brings an increased risk of prussic-acid poisoning in ruminants.

    This condition also is known as cyanide, hydrogen-cyanide or hydrocyanic-acid poisoning.

  • Be wary of heating-assistance, home-repair scammers this fall

    With the fall weather here, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” Conway said in a news release.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or asking for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

  • Public Record – Oct. 10

    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.


  • Demo Derby makes its autum return to county fairgrounds

    The annual Carroll County Fall Brawl Demo Derby takes to the fairgrounds behind Wal-Mart Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    On Friday, Oct. 11, Stock Night features the Big Car Stock “Couch Rules” event that pays a top prize of $1,000. It will be followed by the Big Car Stock Top Dog that pays first prize of $1,200.

    Each mini-car stock is $30 per entry and pays $100 for every car that enters up to 10 cars.