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Today's News

  • Tough schedule will test the softball Lady Panthers, led by six seniors

    For softball seniors Michaela Culver, Sarah Hawkins, Kelsey Ogden, Mackenzie Ogden, Kayla Williamson and Brittany Yocum, 2014 is their year. This core group has been playing together since they were children and some have been starters for the Carroll County High School Lady Panthers since seventh grade. This should be the year that this team meets its full potential and makes a name for itself.

    Head coach Dennis Hawkins certainly believes in this team.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Gallatin, 3-2, in season opener Monday

    The Lady Panthers tennis team had the first-game jitters, but were still able to come away with a 3-2 win over border rival Gallatin County Monday.

    “I thought it was very rough,” head coach Juan Fernandez said. “They were very nervous.”

  • A little effort can help keep Carroll County beautiful

    As our days get warmer and our snow vanishes, we start to see fast food wrappers, soda cans, cigarette butts and plastic bags littering our roadsides, floating in creeks and even hanging from trees.

    According to a research study conducted by Keep America Beautiful, a non-profit organization devoted to community improvement, littering has decreased in the past 40 years but still continues to be a serious issue across the United States.

    The study estimated that $11.5 billion is spent each year on decreasing and clean-up activities related to litter.

  • Some hay may not provide the necessary nutrition

    A recent article released by Dr. Michelle Arnold, DVM, of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is notifying cattle producers of the danger this winter has posed on beef cattle of a variety of ages.

    Near the end of most winters, Dr. Arnold says the UKVDL frequently receives diagnostic submissions for necropsy (an autopsy performed on an animal) of aged beef cows. These cattle are often broken-mouthed or toothless and are heavily pregnant or in peak milk production. 

  • Kindergarten registration

    Kindergarten “Roundup” Registration is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 25 at Kathryn Winn Primary. Parents should bring their children with them when they register. A short assessment will be given to each child registering for Kindergarten. Please bring a physical, immunizations record, birth certificate, social security card, eye exam and dental screening.

  • Softball struggles early, but pulls it together for 7-6 win

    It was rough at times, but the Lady Panthers were able to make enough plays when the game was on the line to win, 7-6, over Walton-Verona Tuesday in their home opener at Lady Panther Field.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 20, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • County Attorney introduces Drive Safe program for traffic violations

    Carroll County Attorney Nicholas Marsh Tuesday introduced Drive Safe Kentucky, a new program to teach and refresh safe driving techniques and review traffic laws of Kentucky.

    The goal of this program is to make the participant a safer driver and to reduce the number of repeat offenders by providing education on traffic and driving safety issues. If eligible, participants will complete the program online or by DVD instead of appearing in court.

  • City proclaims child abuse prevention month

    City of Carrollton has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a proclamation signed by Mayor Gene McMurry.

    The document states that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving permanent home where his or her physical, emotional and educational needs are fully met thereby giving the child an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.

  • Senate tackles budget, moves to strengthen education in Kentucky

    On Thursday, the 45th day of the legislative session, the House passed its budget bill. This leaves us in the Senate 13 days to work on the budget, present it in a committee, and vote on a Senate version.

    As we study the House’s proposal, more information will come out regarding our response, priorities and review.