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Today's News

  • 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

  • Farmers’ market is around the corner

    Spring has finally arrived!

    How nice to see temperatures on the rise (despite the chilly next couple of days we will be experiencing) and that grass continue to green up.

    As the soil temperatures also warm up, planting season is definitely on its way.

    Do you know what that means?

    Farmers’ market season will be opening soon.

  • New program helps people take ownership of their diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to control blood sugar (blood glucose). The effects of diabetes can include blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage. To understand diabetes, you first need to understand normal blood sugar.

    Normal blood sugar

  • 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.

  • Pageant for the Cure
  • NAS plans for its 10th expansion

    North American Stainless presented a resolution to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 24, in preparation of seeking another bond issuance for a 10th expansion of its facility in Ghent.

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh explained that NAS has a series of bonds coming due Jan.1, 2019, and is seeking to restructure the bonds with a due date of Jan.1, 2024. NAS would then seek to issue additional bonds for $30 million for the expansion.

  • 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.

  • 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?