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Today's News

  • Historical clubs united
  • Celebrate the holidays locally this season
  • Kentucky continues to see progress after educational reform in 1990

    When taking the long view, Kentucky has covered quite a bit of ground since we overhauled elementary and secondary education in 1990.

    Several years ago, for example, a study out of Harvard University found that only seven states saw their schools make greater progress during the previous two decades.  Education Week’s most recent Quality Counts study, meanwhile, ranks Kentucky 16th when focused just on academic achievement.

  • 72 Scrapbooks – Carrollton history found in family journals

    Inheriting an ancestor’s belongings can be a mixed blessing. A picture, a quilt, a pipe, a set of china? You can display those or tuck them away in a drawer or closet. Furniture or an entire house? You can use those yourself or sell them, if you can bear to part with them.

  • Win and advance: Carroll defeats Gallatin in 31st District Tournament

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    For The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers were wired as they headed into the opening game of the 2017 31st District Tournament Monday, Oct. 16, against the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats. While it was a fight to the finish, the Lady Panthers were able to pull out the win in the fifth match winning three out of the five matches. (25-7, 14-25, 25-16, 23-25, 16-14)

  • Lady Panthers defeat Grant County on senior night, 2-1

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers overcame a stumble in the second set to send their three seniors home with a win on senior night, defeating Grant County 2-1 (25-20, 8-25, 25-15).

    Head coach Lynn Eaglin said the girls came out strong in the first set. Abigail Aulbach served 10 points for the Lady Panthers, including four aces, which gave Carroll the momentum it needed to win the first set.

  • New Christmas decorations; animal shelter receives grant

    Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess updated Fiscal Court on the downtown Christmas decorations request.

    “I have seen the downtowns of other communities and our square is less attractive during the Christmas season,” Burgess said. «The decorations being used were purchased in 2002 and were not commercial grade and have a lifespan.»

    Burgess said the major change was going from a 90-inch banner to a 36-inch banner for the light posts with a cost savings of $368.

  • Friends hosts paranormal tours and pumpkin trail

    For those who are brave enough to get in touch with the spooky-spirits of Halloween, Friends of Butler is hosting its annual paranormal event at the Butler-Turpin Historic House.

    Kentucky Paranormal returns to help people get in touch with the spirits that call the historic house their home.

    “The group is very good,” Friends of Butler president Deborah Garrett said. “They actually found voices and paranormal activity in the house last year.”

  • CCMS Panthers advance to championship Oct. 19

    The Carroll County Middle School football team will take on Gallatin County in the River Valley Football Conference playoffs Oct. 19, at Gallatin County High School.

    The Panthers defeated Kentucky Country Day, 24-20, at Carroll County High School Oct. 12, to advance to the title, while Gallatin County defeated Eminence. The Panthers were supposed to travel to KCD for the game, but due to the weather and poor field conditions, the game was moved to Carroll’s turf field.

  • Class of ‘62 reunites