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  • Christmas in August
  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 25, 2016

    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.


  • Create a nutrient management plan for manure

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if used correctly. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.

    There are two types of NMPs, a Kentucky plan and a Comprehensive plan. You can write your own Kentucky Nutrient Management Plan. The UK publication ID-211, Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines, is available to help create your own plan.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Dayton, 8-0

    In just the second game of the season, the Lady Panthers soccer team has taken a significant hit with the loss of its starting keeper Houston Lindsay. The senior tweaked her knee during the opener Aug. 15, against Villa Madonna and underwent an MRI. “She’s out until further notice,” head coach Josh Noble said.

    In her absence, senior midfielder Hannah Polley took over in goal, a position she has never played before.

  • More Kentucky cities, counties OK liquor sales


    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Before 2016 ends, it could become one of the wettest years on record, and not because of the copious amounts of rain that have fallen this summer, but for the number of cities and counties that are voting in favor of alcohol.

  • Sports Shorts | Aug. 25, 2016

    Girls soccer gets first win of the season

    The Lady Panthers soccer team won their first game of the season, defeating Bellevue 5-0 on the road Aug. 22. The two teams went head-to-head again two days later in Carrollton. Sophomore Amelia Service scored four goals, and senior Hannah Polley scored one goal. Senior Savanna Martinez, sophomore Taylor Lair and junior Mary Smith each had an assist.

  • Grant benefits from short field, defeat Carroll 28-12

    Turnovers and penalties hurt Carroll’s chances of defeating Grant County in the Panthers’ home and season opener Friday, Aug. 19. The Braves only had one scoring drive longer than 30 yards, defeating the Panthers 28-12.

    It was the first career varsity start for freshman quarterback Andre Mumphrey. Throughout the summer, he and junior Dylan Groves battled for the position, and when the lights came on Friday night, Mumphrey was under center and Groves was taking handoffs at fullback.

  • District begins implementing five-year strategic plan

    Added to the start of a new school year, new classes for students and new routines for parents is yet another beginning: the official start of the implementation phase of the Carroll County School District’s five-year strategic plan.

    A group of community members and district personnel completed a months-long strategic planning process earlier this year. The result of that process is a blueprint for making the Carroll County School District as efficient and effective as possible when it comes to helping students succeed.

  • Arts n’ Barks caters to both art, dog lovers

    Arts n’ Barks in the Park is a new event coming up Saturday, Sept. 3, at General Butler State Resort Park. While the name is new, Arts n’ Barks is actually two festivals that have been held at the park previously combined into one: The Goldenrod Gala, a juried arts and craft fair, and Woofstock, a day for dogs and people.

  • Program Sept. 8, is first step in death conversation

    One of the most difficult discussions one will have with a loved one is about death. And the most difficult step is beginning the conversation. How does one address the topic?

    Hospice of the Bluegrass is hosting a complimentary dinner and program Sept. 8, for Carroll County families to take the first step in having the conversation with family members. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Space is limited and those who want to take part can RSVP by calling (502) 732-6420. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 31.