Today's News

  • Filtration issues delay pool opening

    The county pool will open this summer, but when it will has yet to be determined.

    Pump and filtration problems have been the culprits behind the delay, Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director Mike Battaglia said in a Monday interview. Opening day is normally around Memorial Day weekend.

  • Relay to celebrate ACS 100th birthday

    Celebration is the theme of Carroll County’s 2013 Relay for Life event, set for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Events chairman Teresa Lewis said this year marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the organization that benefits from funds raised each year at Relay events nationwide.

    A Birthday Hat Contest is one of the new events this year, intended to help Relay team members and other participants with the ACS celebration, Lewis said.

  • Contractor named for Park to Park Trails

    Work could begin on the first phase of the long-awaited Park to Park Trails project as early as next week.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court awarded the contract for the project to Kemper Construction of Carrollton at its Tuesday, June 11, meeting. Cost of the project is $109,986, with $65,500 of that covered by grant funding secured in 2010 from the Recreational Trails Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

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  • Center of accelerated learning helps students catch up, get ahead

    Summer is a great time for catching up. In the Carroll County School District, 48 Carroll County High School students have done just that in the new Center of Acceler-ated Learning located at the Carroll County Area Tech-nology Center. 

  • Student News | June 19, 2013

    Beggs gradutes from Wright State

    Kasey M. Beggs graduated from Wright State University Monday, May 27. She earned a bachelor’s degree in motion picture history, theory and criticism; minors in motion picture production and German. Beggs is the daughter of Karen K. Smith, of Henry County Ky. and the late Clyde Beggs, D.V.M.


    Local student makes spring dean’s list

    Anna Marie Tillet of Ghent was recently named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list at Morehead State University

  • Carroll County District Court | June 19 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, June 12-13, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Ken Easterling presiding.

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  • Dedicated to dads ...

    We asked readers on Facebook to send us photos of themselves and their fathers, and tell us why their dads the best. Thank you to all who responded!