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Today's News

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Haley Dermon

    A career three-sport athlete, Carroll County High School senior Haley Dermon has excelled in cross country, basketball and softball and is a proven leader on all three teams and at the high school. For these reasons and more, she has been named The News-Democrat’s 2017 Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

    Haley said she was excited when she heard she had won. “I’ve been nominated every year, so I was kind of hoping I would get it.”

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Evan McMahan

    Scoring 1,000 career points in basketball, catching the game-winning touchdown in football and hitting a walk-off home run and earning the win on the mound in baseball–not many people can say they have had a more successful senior year in three major sports than Evan McMahan. It hasn’t always been easy, but Evan has worked hard and been a leader throughout, earning him the title of The News-Democrat’s 2017 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

  • Live Your Passion | Ice Cream Vendors - Wyatt and Michelle Self

    Wyatt Self loves ice cream. But not just any ice cream: Baxter’s ice cream. So much so that when he was offered the opportunity to purchase the company from Red and Janie Baxter, without hesitation, he said yes. Without any previous experience in the food service industry or working in a food truck and without talking it over with his wife first, Wyatt said yes to turning his love for ice cream into his family’s new side business.

  • Hicks’ walk-off homer keeps Panthers alive in districts

    Carroll County’s “Cardiac Kids” did it once again.

    Down 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth with one out and Deaton Oak on first base, Seth Hicks crushed a two-run walk-off home run over the left field fence to win the game over Gallatin County May 23. With the win, the Panthers advanced to the 31st District championship game May 24, against Owen County.

    It was the baseball team’s fifth walk-off win of the season.

  • Bow Bridge bid accepted

    Despite being over budget, Carrollton City Council approved its lone bid for the Bow Bridge restoration project. Judy C. Harp Inc., of Frankfort’s base bid of $114,555.40 was $14,000 over budget. The company also offered a bid of $20,000 as an alternate to paint the bridge, bringing their total bid to $134,555.40.

  • Anthem now in-network at hospital

    Residents who receive Anthem insurance coverage from several local businesses and industries will soon find their plans accepted as in-network at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    CCMH will be in network beginning June 1, with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky’s Pathway HMO and Pathway PPO plans.

    In making the announcement Monday, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said the hospital has long offered in-network to Anthem’s traditional plans, but is now pleased to be participating in all five plans offered by the insurer.

  • Auditions for singing competition June 3, at Butler

    So you believe you can sing? The time for you to “Shine” is fast approaching as Carrollton native Brandon Stewart brings his newest concept to Kentucky with live auditions June 2-4.

    Shine is a singing competition that aims to inspire artists of all ages and provide them with the foundation they need to succeed. A news release states that Shine owns a music studio and partners with industry professionals to provide a successful launch to any aspiring singer. Celebrities, talent managers, agents and producers will all attend the live show event.

  • Fiscal Court accepts excess fees; salt bids received

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office turned over excess fee money and then received some additional funds for a needed project at Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Fiscal Court accepted the excess fees from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department for 2016-17 that came in at $13,572.50. Additionally, the sheriff’s office turned over golf cart fees of $46 and another $4,890 for serving papers from 2016-17.

  • Taylor shares history of how Carroll County came to be

    The evolution of how present day Carroll County came into being is an interesting story of divisions of land from territories to states and eventually the slicing and dicing of counties into 120 separate county governments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • City of Ghent moves closer to a new city building

    The City of Ghent conducted the first reading of the budget during its regular meeting on May 9. Commissioner Joe Beall read the proposed 2017-2018 budget to commissioners, which includes money for a new city building. The second reading will be during the June meeting, and the budget will then be published in The News Democrat within 30 days of the passing.

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