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  • Lady Panthers score district win over Eminence, 50-21

    Offensive execution and overall good defense led to a 50-21 Carroll County win over visiting Eminence Saturday, Jan. 14.

    The Lady Panthers shot 41 percent (18-44) from the field and hit five 3-pointers (5-16) in the game. Carroll outscored Eminence in every quarter except the third and outrebounded their opponent 36-23. They committed 15 turnovers, compared to 17 for the Lady Warriors.

  • Legislators discuss funding for rural, urban areas

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Drug-addicted babies should be concern for Kentucky lawmakers

    The Winchester Sun

    According to a research letter in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, and as reported by the Courier-Journal over the weekend, babies in Kentucky are more than twice as likely to be born addicted to drugs compared to babies born elsewhere in the United States.

    The letter reports figures from 2013, the last year for which comparative figures are available, showing there were about 15 cases of addiction per 1,000 live births compared to the national rate of 7.3.

  • Shaw achieves goal of playing in Disney tournament

    It’s said that Disney World is “The Place Where Dreams Come True.” That was certainly the case for 13-year-old Andrew Shaw of Carrollton, as he became one of the few young athletes from across the country to compete in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disney New Year’s Baseball Classic Dec. 28-30.

    Andrew played for the Game Day USA 13U Blue Team, which finished first in pool play and was the runners-up in the championship game (4-1).

  • Smith competes against players from across the country in tourney

    It would be safe to say that David Smith loves baseball. Smith, a sixth-grade student at Carroll County Middle School has been playing baseball since he was old enough to start in the Carroll County Parks and Recreation tee ball league.

    He said during an interview Jan. 17, that he started playing travel ball three or four years ago with the Kentucky Panthers, coached by Brandon Hicks and Ricky Isaacs. The Panthers are made up of local players and they play in tournaments in Elizabethtown, Ky., and Northern Kentucky.

  • 2017 Calendar of Events full of fun for everyone
  • First snow day of the season

    Carroll County children enjoyed their first snow days of the year Jan. 5-6. While there was not much accumulation, children (as well as adults and pets) had fun playing in the “white stuff.” 

  • Public Records | Jan. 12, 2017

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 4-5, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • KSP investigates shooting in Sulphur

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in Henry County on Hollow Tree Road. 

    At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, KSP received a call from a residence on Hollow Tree Road in the community of Sulphur in Henry County.  It was reported that Gloria Campbell, 59, of La Grange, had been shot in the leg and a second shooting victim had fled the scene.

  • Murder investigation ongoing in Pleasureville

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in the community of Pleasureville in Henry County. 

    At approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, KSP received a 911 call about a shooting at an apartment complex on Main Street in Pleasureville. 

    When Henry County Sheriff’s Office, KSP and Henry County EMS arrived, Zachary Fluhr, 23, of Louisville, was found outside with a single gunshot wound.  Fluhr was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Henry County Coroner.