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Today's News

  • Always Consequences

    What would happen if you were a student caught selling beer outside the gym during a basketball game? Or you were a baseball player who used dip and developed a sore in your mouth? Or you were at a party and a friend overdosed?

  • Troxell enjoys hands-on challenge of working as a licensed electrician

    Electrician Phillip Troxell prides himself on being a hard and honest worker who puts God first in his life. Owner of Tropiz General Contractor, formerly Troxell’s Electric, he has performed electrical work for more than 30 years. 

    “My ex-father-in law, Jim Hedges, taught me how to do it,” he said. “He just put me out there because I’m not very intelligent on reading stuff from a book, so hands-on [work] and started picking it up.”

  • Accident shuts down interstate; second wreck on detour

    Motorists traveling through Carroll County Tuesday morning faced backups and long waits as accidents snarled traffic on Interstate 71 and Hwy. 55.

    A 6:15 a.m. accident involving three tractor-trailers on the interstate near the 40-mile-marker caused the southbound lane to be closed for extended periods and limited traffic to one lane on the northbound side.

  • Downey named new CCHS football head coach

    After spending his entire coaching career in Madison, Ind., Lee Downey has finally made it to the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, taking the reins as the new head football coach for Carroll County High School. Downey was formally introduced to players and community members Tuesday, after being officially hired March 18.

    Downey replaces Mike Weedman, who coached the Panthers for eight seasons, posting an overall 44-45 record, 3-8 last year.

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  • Pirates of Penzance

    Carroll County High School drama performed “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21.

  • Carroll students participate in environmental training

    The environment has been front and center in recent weeks. Water shortages occurring in multiple states are making headline news. States not normally affected by snow are reporting record snowfall totals. Mother Nature is making her presence known.

    In 1999, Kentucky introduced a problem-solving event, the Envirothon Program, to high school students. With the support of natural resource professionals, students are trained in the ways that real life environmental problems are solved. The Envirothon is an example of the practical use of STEM initiatives.

  • Lady Panthers drop home opener

    The Lady Panthers softball team is experiencing growing pains early this season, suffering back-to-back double-digit losses. Carroll County opened the season with a 15-1 loss at Henry County Monday, and took on Williamstown at Lady Panthers Field Tuesday, falling 13-3.

  • Cheering on the Cats!

    News-Democrat readers who traveled to Nashville for the SEC Tournament or to Louisville for the NCAA Tournament to see the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team play sent in their photos from the stands.

  • Carroll County 4-H upcoming events

    Shooting Sports - Held at Rafter 7 Farm on Hwy. 389

    April 12 and every other Sunday: Shotgun at 2 p.m. and pistol at 4:30 p.m.

    April 13 and every other Monday: Rifle at 5:30 p.m.

    April 15 and every other Wednesday: Archery at 5:30 p.m. and muzzle loader at 6:30 p.m.

     

    March 30: Sewing orientation at 6 p.m. at the extension office

    April 6, 8: Beginning sewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the extension office