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Today's News

  • Lady Panthers give up one-run lead in seventh, fall 9-5

    Carroll County was able to overcome two first inning errors and carried a 3-2 lead into the top of the seventh inning. Unfortunately the seventh inning was not kind as an error on the first batter led to four more errors as Boone County scored seven runs to take a 9-3 lead. The Lady Panthers made a little noise in the bottom of the seventh, but Boone held on for a 9-5 victory March 23.

    The first two Boone County batters reached on errors, but Carroll’s defense stiffened behind pitcher Andrea Searcy and only allowed one run.

  • Make friends with good news sources

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Who do you trust? You probably trust family members and friends you’ve known a long time. And you probably trust them even if you disagree with them on many things.

    You don’t trust strangers you just met, nor should you.

    It’s not surprising, then, that people don’t trust news stories from websites they’ve never heard of before or that they don’t read regularly.

  • Technology has changed the way people interact with government leaders

    There was a time when most people connected with their elected officials over landline phones or by sending a letter through the postal service.

    Oh, how times have changed.

  • Carroll County students, parents screen documentary ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

    Parents and community members had the opportunity to view a documentary Monday, March 20, that offers a look at a new learning process — one that is much like a successful one that is already in place in Carroll County serving students from five counties.

    Carroll County Board of Education hosted a screening of the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed,” at the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. While turnout was less than stellar, most of those in attendance agreed that parents, and community members, should see this film.

  • Sheriff Kinman arrested on felony charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was arrested March 22, and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, a class D felony.

    Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight issued a warrant for Kinman’s arrest on March 20.

    Kentucky State Police Det. Josh Noble arrested Kinman at 11:50 a.m. March 22, at the Grant County courthouse in Williamstown, according to the citation.

  • Worthville Cemetery looks to reorganize

    Concern about the condition of the Worthville Cemetery led a small group of concerned lot owners to convene a meeting March 25 at the Worthville Fire Department. About 45 lot owners or family members of those interred there attend the meeting.

  • Habas retires from dental practice

    After 34 years working as a family dentist in Carrollton, Dr. Philip Habas is heading for retirement.

    “I have two grandkids now, so I’m looking forward to spending more time with them,” he said. “They live down in La Grange, so not too far away. I’ll have time to enjoy them while they are growing up.”

    Habas has a son and a daughter-in-law (Patrick and Katie Habas), two grandchildren (Lily, 18 months, and Reed, two months) and a step-daughter (Brittany Martin).

  • Sesquicentennial Sentiments: The News-Democrat wasn’t county’s first newspaper

    The News-Democrat is entering its 150th year of informing Carroll County residents of the latest news, features and other types of reading entertainment. Founded in 1868, the forerunner of the periodical you hold in your hands today was not the first newspaper published in the county. In fact, no less than six newspapers predated The Carrollton Democrat, and at least six other short-lived periodicals have provided news to Carroll residents down through the years.

  • Newspaper has covered changes over 150 years

    The Civil War had ended just a couple of years earlier and the nation was still recovering from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a native Kentuckian.

    Residents of Carrollton were hungry for news and the chance to keep up with local happenings, as well as those across the nation.

  • 2017 CCHS football camp