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Today's News

  • McMahan hits 1,000 point-mark on senior night

    Evan McMahan scored his 1,000th career point on senior night Feb. 14, in a manner not often seen in a 70-60 loss to Louisville Collegiate.

    McMahan toed the foul line with 0.2 seconds left on the clock after being fouled on a 3-point attempt, needing all three to reach 1,000 points. “I am never nervous, until I stepped up to the free throw line,” McMahan said. “I knew that I had to breathe and the way I had been making them tonight I would make these.”

    And that he did, as all three shots were nothing but net.

  • Breaking the curse: Panthers end 15-game skid with double OT win

    The Carroll County Panthers finally broke the curse of their 15-game losing streak with a 79-71 double-overtime win-to-remember on homecoming night Friday, Feb. 10. The Panthers led Williamstown most of the game, thanks to a 17-9 first quarter. The Demons chipped away at the lead over the next four quarters and tied the game at 63 at the end of regulation. Both teams scored four points in the first overtime, sending it into a second four-minute period. Carroll scored baskets on their first two possessions and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to hang on to the win.

  • Lady Panthers pick up third straight win

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers put together a complete team win Friday night, fending off an almost single-handed effort by Williamstown senior Michaela Kennedy. The Lady Panthers won the game, 55-49, in front of a loud homecoming crowd.

  • Lady Panthers come up short in home finale, 52-47

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers lost a hard fought contest to the Shelby County Lady Rockets, 52-47, Feb. 13.

    Early in the first quarter neither team demonstrated basketball skills as Carroll County had five turnovers before hitting a shot. Shelby County missed the first five shots they took, yet Carroll County only led 5-4 with 4:12 left in the first quarter.

    Junior Abigail Aulbach scored five of her game-high 20 points as Carroll jumped out to a 9-4 lead.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Feb. 16, 2017

    Kentucky is one of nine states whose Driver’s Licenses are no longer valid for entrance to military bases and as of Jan. 22, 2018, will not be accepted for air travel in the United States. Since the library has recently become a passport acceptance agency, the library will help you plan for any upcoming travel before there is a rush on passport services on a national level. For a first time passport or renewal please call (502) 732-7020 for details about what is required for an efficient application process. Don’t wait until the last minute.

  • Carroll County Junior Panthers | B6
  • Blind quilter Elizabeth Burns to highlight annual Sewing and Quilting expo

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the 12th annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo April 10-12. The Expo provides sewing enthusiasts from this region of the country a chance to enrich their sewing skills in quilting, home décor and personal sewing. The Cooperative Extension Service, the educational outreach of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Purdue University plan and conduct the regional sewing expo that has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005.

  • Public Records | Feb. 9, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

    presiding.

  • FINs lakes offer excellent option for late winter fishing

    Five new lakes enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods Program (FINs) will receive stockings of trout in Feb., a boon to anglers tired of being house bound.

    Flemingsburg Old Reservoir, an 11-acre lake in Fleming County, gets 900 trout while Leary Lake, a 5-acre lake on Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Grant County, gets the same amount of trout. The 9-acre Logan-Hubble Park Lake just south of Lancaster in Garrard County will receive 900 trout as well.

  • Skunk management tips offered as odors increase

    Do you smell that?

    Skunk. Eww.

    As you drive around the county, you may have noticed that familiar odor over the past couple of weeks.

    Two species of skunks live in Kentucky: the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) and the spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius). The striped skunk is very common and found in every county while the spotted skunk is rare and found in the southeastern corner of the state.