Today's News

  • Back in My Day | Emma Jean Pate

    Sometimes when life gives you a lemon, you are not old enough to make lemonade. But when the dust finally settles, you find yourself surrounded by love sitting on the porch sipping a tall glass of cold lemonade.

    That describes Emma Jean Pate’s start in life. She was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Campbellsburg, Ky., the 10th child born in about 20 years. Her mother passed away Jan. 28, leaving her father with an infant and nine other children.

  • Ghent making progress on new city building; Plan egg hunt for Saturday

    During a special meeting of the Ghent City Commission March 21, city leaders discussed plans for a new city building with David Eberenz of Heritage Engineering. The proposed building will be located on Ann and Liberty streets in Ghent.

  • Council authorizes raises for next fiscal year

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion March 29, to give the Carrollton Police Department a 5 percent base pay increase and the other city departments a 4 percent increase. Department heads will distribute the pay raise as they see fit, and the mayor will distribute the department heads’ increases. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight both said they would forego the full 4 percent raise so that the remainder would go toward their employees’ raises.

  • Lady Panthers pick up win over Newport Central Catholic, 6-0

    Carroll County Lady Panther softball picked up a much needed win against Newport Central Catholic High School in their final game of The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic, April 1.

    The 6-0 win ended a six game losing streak as Carroll prepares to leave on a spring break trip where they will play four games in the Bob Jones Invitational in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Carroll misses opportunities against Trimble, lose 4-3

    The first Carroll County verses Trimble County softball border war game went to the Lady Raiders as they won round one 4-3 at the Carroll County Classic tournament sponsored by The News-Democrat, April 1.

  • Carroll opens tournament with 9-0 loss to Ryle High

    Carroll County experienced a rough start in their home tournament Friday night, losing 9-0 in six innings to Ryle in The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic.

    “I don’t necessarily think we had the energy we should have had,” head coach Chelsie Roy said. “Andrea [Searcy] had five walks, our at bats, we had a base running mistake, just all that put together. We just did not come to play that game at all.”

  • Oak hits walk-off to complete comeback against Gallatin

    Down three runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Carroll County Panthers rallied with their backs against the wall as eighth-grader Deaton Oak hit an RBI single up the middle to win the game over district rival Gallatin County, 6-5, March 23.

  • 2017 Carroll County town clean-up schedule

    April 1 - Sanders

    April 22 - Worthville, Happy Hollow

    April 29 - Ghent

    May 6 - English

    May 13 - Easterday

    May 20 - Prestonville 

  • Bids received for football/soccer field; Bridge repairs discussed

    Carroll County Fiscal Court received five bids for the construction of a football/soccer field at the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. The combination field will be located where the old industrial league softball field stood for a number of years.

    County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said at the Feb. 28, Fiscal Court meeting that Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne had shot the grade and said there was enough material at the location to construct the field.

  • Rumpke wins garbage franchise; City to remove tree on Fifth Street

    At its meeting March 27, Carrollton City Council awarded the city’s garbage franchise to Rumpke, which is the current franchise holder and was the only company to submit a bid. Commercial rates stayed the same, while residential rates increased by 2.5 percent, Jeremy Rumpke said. The city will hold a four-year contract with Rumpke, with the option for an additional two years.

    “It’s always a pleasure to work with Rumpke,” Mayor Robb Adams said.