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Today's News

  • Serving hinders Lady Panthers, drop home opener to Grant

    The Lady Panthers struggled serving in game three and were unable to pull out a victory in their home opener, losing to Grant County, 2-1, Aug. 20.

    “I felt that they played OK together, but we just made a few mental mistakes with serving and so forth that unfortunately cost us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Panthers soccer takes second in Calvary Christian tourney

    Carroll County High School boys soccer finished in second place last weekend in the Calvary Christian tournament. The Panthers lost their first game to Walton-Verona, 3-2, on Monday, Aug. 18, but rebounded with back-to-back wins Friday against Covington Latin, 4-2, and Saturday over host Calvary Christian, 5-1.

    Sophomore David Marshall (pictured) scored in all three games, seven goals overall, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Head coach Ben Crutcher said Marshall really stepped up to lead the team.

  • Carroll County football off to good start, 1-0

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County opened their 2014 season with a hard fought 47-34 win over the visiting Pendleton County Wildcats.

    After the game, which wasn’t decided until after the final Pendleton County possession, head coach Mike Weedman told his team that they took a huge step forward. “You are a young team that stepped up in an emotional game,” he said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, and we still have to get a lot better.”

  • Prestonville votes not to raise taxes; Wi-Fi trial ends

    Prestonville City Commission voted Aug. 18 during its regular meeting to hold extend the current tax rates through the 2014-2015 fiscal year. 

    Commissioner Louie Spencer made the motion to keep the rate at .24 cents per $100 of real property and .24 cents per $100 of personal property.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Linda Clark and the board passed unanimously. This was the second and final reading,of tax rates for the new fiscal year.

    Paving approved

  • Treatment center now providing its services

    Six people are currently receiving methadone treatment at the new Carroll Treatment Services medication unit, located at 539A 11th Street in Carrollton.

    Jessie Ellis, assistant regional director of Kentucky for parent company Pinnacle Treatment Centers, spoke at the Carrollton city council meeting Aug. 25, providing information on the office.

    Carrollton Treatment Services provides treatment services to individuals struggling with opiate addition.

  • County real property tax rate decreases to 3.2 cents

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to reduce its tax rate on real property Tuesday, dropping it from 3.9 cents to 3.2 cents per $100 of value.

    The tax rate decision came as fiscal court held hearings on the tax rates for four other taxing entities in the county, due to a new state law, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    “The purpose is to give more exposure to the public about these taxing entities,” he said.

  • Promoted: Beck, Moore take on new responsibilities

    Staff members at The News-Democrat will assume new responsibilities beginning in September.

    Publisher Jeff Moore named Kristin Beck editor of the weekly newspaper, effective Sept. 12.

    The move came on the heels of the announcement that Moore has been named regional manager for Landmark Community Newspapers Northern Kentucky operations. He will continue to serve as publisher of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

  • Extra signage needed at archery range

    Neighbors near Camp Kysoc want additional signage posted to warn people about archery competitions and practice sessions.

    All stated their support for the 3 Rivers Archery Club and the work members have done to clear brush and set up areas for the targets for the sport. But they said they are concerned someone could wander in while the club is shooting from the neighborhood along Hwy. 227 at Gap Hill and Hilltop Drive or the cemetery that adjoins Camp Kysoc.

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  • Local corn harvest could be reduced by lack of rainfall

    Lack of rainfall has put many corn producers in a bind across the state, forcing them to begin harvest before the normal time. 

    Early storage results in more days of warm, moist air before we reach the relatively secure air temperatures of 50 degrees or lower. This early harvest is compounded because the kernels are often still at very high moisture levels.