Today's News

  • Panther Select team puts all-stars through paces


    The News-Democrat

    The under-10 Panther Select baseball team finished its season Tuesday, July 29, with a bang, putting the Carroll County minor league all-star team through its paces as the team gears up for tournament season.

    Both teams consist of players under 10 years old; but the Panther Select team, with 9- and 10-year-olds, has been playing together since March. The extra experience was obvious at the  July 22 scrimmage at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Story ignored positives of young man's life


    Why? This article is my response to this week’s story about Tommy “Shooney” Jones Jr. that was printed in The News-Democrat. [Oct. 15, 2008, Page 1.]

    It breaks my heart how so many times in a small town people love to print all of the dirty laundry and negative things about people before they have all the facts.

  • Carroll County Coroner

    David Wilhoite, 55

    Funeral director, Tandy-Eckler-Riley; acting Carroll County coroner

    Lifelong Carroll County


    This candidate is unopposed.

    Wilhoite was appointed as coroner after Jimmy Dunn died earlier this year. (Appointed at Dunn’s request to serve the remainder of his term. Required to run to continue to serve the remaining two years of Dunn’s term.)

    Why are you running for office?

  • All-day event to raise funds for accessible park


    With millions of dollars being spent on negativity, come spend your money where it really makes a difference.

    This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day. Millions of people all over the United States will be making a real difference in the lives of others.

    The Friends For Michael Inc., a spinal cord injury organization, will be at the site of the new Henry County Recreation and Services park on U.S. Hwy 421, just north of New Castle, Ky., 1125 Campbellsburg Road, rain or shine.

  • State program gives students in-depth arts instruction


    CCHS Correspondent

    Many young artists of Kentucky recently spent three weeks at Transylvania University in Lexington for the Governor's School for the Arts program. 

    Of the more than 1,500 high school juniors and seniors who auditioned for the program, only 241 were selected to attend. The program offers in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual arts or vocal music.

  • Derby cars shouldn’t be targeted in city


    I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that different events that are promoted in town were to bring in people: the Blues Festival, car shows, the Scottish Weekend and Demolition Derbies.

    When people attend these, they spend money for lodging, gas, food, etc. You get the trickle-down effect, which then helps tourism. Isn’t that the main goal? I think we’re a town not a city, such as Louisville. Some enjoy culture, others derby cars.

  • Amazing trip with amazing people had outstanding results

    Every now and then in my career, I’ve had opportunities to do some amazing things.

    Topping the list, by far, was the invitation to travel to Arizona and the Grand Canyon with the group of volunteers who attempted to take Sarah Service to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

    From the first time Chris White had told me about the trips, a few weeks before they planned to leave, I daydreamed about going. I knew it would be an awesome experience.

    So, I was thrilled when Amy Hewitt called and said she chose me to be the one person she could take along.

  • Worthville City Commission

    There are four seats on Worthville City Commission; three candidates are on the ballot. Write-ins are allowed.

    Terry Hagedorn, 53

    Employed at Gallatin Steel in maintenance planning

    Carroll County resident for 20 years

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    I am seeking re-election because I believe it is a good thing to do for the community, and I enjoy it.

    I helped get the new city park and I participate in cleanup community days.  

    Why are you best qualified?

  • Prestonville City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates,

    listed alphabetically. Each candidate answered questionnaire in phone

    or in-person interviews.

    Robert “Spike” Barnes, 49

    Lifelong Carroll County resident; Prestonville resident for 11 years.

    Has served on commission for two years.

    Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Runnin’ Raiders fall in close North Central conference championship meet

    The North Central Kentucky Conference (NCKC) has developed into a cross country powerhouse of competition over the last several years. The NCKC has produced 1 state individual champion, 1 state runner-up individual, 15 first team all-state runners, 10 second team all state runners, 1 team state championship, 3 team state runner-ups, and a flurry of all-region runners. The NCKC teams are Gallatin County, Carroll County, Williamstown, Henry County, Owen County, Walton Verona, and Trimble County.