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  • Museum brings equine, Derby education to students in each of the 120 counties

    Since 2000, Kentucky Derby Museum’s Education Outreach Program has been on a mission to bring lessons in math, science, economics and history to students in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, using the Kentucky Derby and the Thoroughbred racing industry as a fun hook.

    The Museum’s educators have made 933 school visits to 426 different schools across Kentucky. Overall, the Museum estimates the education team has seen nearly 370,000 students during all of its efforts in the Kentuckiana region.

  • Public Records | Feb. 11, 2016

    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.


  • Budget, bills must pass committee first before heading to House, Senate

    Just as it is often said that games are won or lost during practice, a similar principle applies as well to legislation.  Before a bill can clear the House or Senate, it has to make it through a committee first.

    That groundwork is especially crucial when it comes to the budget, which Gov. Matt Bevin proposed late last month and the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee began reviewing in-depth last week.  The chamber is on track to complete this work and vote by the early days of March.

  • Pro-life bill is first to be signed by Gov. Bevin; service honors Powers

    The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Gov. Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers. 

  • Lady Panthers play best game of season, win over Lloyd

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers played one of their most complete games of the year as they defeated the Lloyd Memorial Lady Juggernauts 45-38 Feb. 4.

    “This was a great win,” head coach Paul Stone said. “We finally played two halves.”

    Carroll squared off against a 15-6 Lloyd team that was off to one of its best starts in school history.

    Carroll jumped out to an early 8-2 lead behind three baskets by senior forward Miranda Groseclose and a short jump shot by junior guard Jenna Richmond.

  • Panthers offense, defense clicking; beat Raiders, 66-34

    The Carroll County Panthers shot 55 percent from the field–including 8-15 from 3-point range–and allowed just 14 points in the first half to defeat visiting Trimble County, 66-34, Feb. 2.

    It was Carroll’s third straight win, their longest streak of the season thus far. “We finally got to the top of the hill, it looks like,” head coach Brian Crank said. “We knew it was coming, just a matter of time.”

  • Don’t wait for a ‘perfect’ day; keep one eye on the future, one in present

    It is always my first instinct to hibernate during January and February. Sweater weather and the potential of a white Christmas are exciting in December. But the novelty can wear off quickly.

    As the deep freeze of winter sets in, I long more and more for the sunshine. Early sunsets and grey days can get the best of me sometimes. I love a good sweater, so I don’t think it is the cold weather that bothers me as much as the missing sun. I find myself grabbing my favorite sunglasses, hoping that I am going to need them.

  • Readers on Vacation | Feb. 11, 2016
  • Carroll County Public Library | Feb. 11, 2016

    Call for Student Art, Submit your art for display in the library. Work from high school students must be submitted by Feb. 19, for competition in GFWC student art contest of No. Ky. Middle and Grade School artists may submit by Feb. 27, for display in March. Please contact Patricia for more information. Categories: painting, drawing, prints, watercolor, computer design, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.


    New events for February:

    Thursday, Feb. 12: PHd’s (projects half done), 10a.m.-noon.

  • Senior Calendar | Feb. 11, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Feb. 11: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 12: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; YMCA/Silver Sneakers Splash, gym, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball,, 12:30 p.m.