.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Panthers football team young, but determined as season starts Friday

    The Carroll County Panthers football team may be small in numbers this season, but the team is making up for it with hard work and dedication.

    “It’s a very young team, but I’m encouraged by the accountability,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “They all show up, for the most part, and don’t make excuses.”

  • Massie to visit Carrollton Aug. 27

    On an invitation from the Rotary Club of Carrollton, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will visit Carrollton and speak at the meeting at noon Aug. 27.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said the club invited Massie to speak as part of its effort to provide top quality programs for the local community. The meeting will be held at Two Rivers Restaurant in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Prior to the Rotary meeting, Massie has scheduled a visit to Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus. He will be at the college from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

  • ‘Come Visit the Point Park Zoo’ is theme of 2014 Senior Event

    The 2014 Carroll County Senior Event “Come Visit the Point Park Zoo” is 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at Point Park in downtown Carrollton.

    This year’s event will feature a variety of animal encounters, many different wild and domestic animals will be present at the event. Featured will be “Kentucky Down Under” animals, Mystic River llamas, animals from the barnyard, raptors, reptiles, and many other animals.

  • Sports help children learn social skills, increase their fitness by getting active

    The beginning of a new school year is here.

    The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports.

    Sports are a great way for your child to get active, gain confidence, make friends and learn life skills like responsibility and teamwork.

    If your child has never played sports or is transitioning to a new school, check the school’s website for the types of sports they offer and whether or not your child has to try out.

  • Workshop aids in controlling stormwater runoff during rain

    A Rain Garden Workshop will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30. The cost for the class is $15.  The agenda for the workshop will include classroom-style material in the morning, lunch and hands-on building of the rain garden in the afternoon.

  • Take an active interest in your school-age child’s homework

    As a new school year starts, now is the time to develop some good habits to be the best supporter of your child’s learning that you can be.

    No, that doesn’t mean doing homework for your child. Here are some wise suggestions that help your child learn. By following these tips, you show your child that you are interested in helping him or her succeed in school and, in turn be successful throughout his entire life.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 21, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13-14, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Kentucky plays key role in the nation’s medical advances

    Several weeks ago, Kentucky received international attention when we learned that an Owensboro facility was the home of an experimental serum given to two Americans who had become infected with the Ebola virus in Africa.

    While more work is necessary to determine the treatment’s effectiveness, it nonetheless speaks well of our state that we can play a leading role in tackling what has been called the world’s worst outbreak of this disease.

    What makes this treatment unique is that it was produced using a plant Kentucky knows well: tobacco.

  • Going Pro
  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 21, 2014

    Thursday, Aug. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; single serving recipes, test a few favorite recipes, you’ll go home with a booklet of recipes to try, for older kids and adults, 11 a.m.; teen movie, “Amazing Spiderman 2”, 2 p.m.