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Today's News

  • Corbin qualifies for state in shot put

    Malachi Corbin won third place in boys shot put with a throw of 41 feet and two inches at the Class 1 A Region 5 meet at Lexington Christian Academy May 21. With this performance, he has qualified for the state meet, held May 27, at the University of Kentucky.

    Maricela Martinez placed ninth in girls’ shot put with a throw of 22 feet and seven inches.

    Kacey Ogburn placed 11th in the discus event with a throw of 61 feet.

  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace.

  • Panthers baseball season ends in nail-biter to Henry County, 1-0

    The Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team ended up on the losing end of a pitcher’s duel Tuesday night, falling 1-0 in a hard-fought game against Henry County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament at Owen County.

    It was No. 10 against No. 10, or Carroll’s Justin Ray against Henry’s Jaydon Berry on the mound. In three-and-a-half innings, batters went down in order, with the only run of the game coming in the bottom of the sixth.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 24, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

    There are new inducement regulations for coal ash, and Kentucky Utilities is asking for a resolution to allow it to capitalize on tax-exempt bonding for improvements to meet the environmental standards. The bonds would have a cap of $200 million.

  • Softball team wins first district tourney game since 2004

    For the first time since 2004, the Carroll County Lady Panthers are headed to the 31st District championship game. The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 6-1, Monday, May 23, at Carroll County and will face Henry County Tuesday for the title. By advancing to the championship, both teams will automatically play in the 8th Region Tournament, held at Trimble County High School. Seeding will take place Sunday.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Council looks to recover funds

    The city of Carrollton wants its money. Leisure Interactive, which owns the reservation software used at the 2Rivers Campground and has handled the campground’s credit card payments for reservations since it opened in 2012, is behind an estimated $18,000 in payments to the city, according to Mayor Robb Adams.

  • Changes coming to the 911 agreement

    Officials are continuing to work on amending the current 911 agreement between the city of Carrollton and the county.

    Mayor Robb Adams presented city council May 23, with a draft of the amended 911 ordinance that was typed up by County Attorney Nick Marsh. Either Marsh or City Attorney Amy Eversole had to get the process started by typing up an amendment and then both sides would make changes, he said. The goal is for the city and the county to fund dispatch in a “equal, split-down-the-middle, fair way,” Adams said.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Justin Ray

    Many young athletes begin their careers playing on teams coached by their parents. But not many experience that added pressure and scrutiny through their entire high school careers.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Miranda Groseclose

    From long nights at the basketball court to long nights in books, Miranda Groseclose has put in the time, the effort and the hard work necessary to meet her goals. Now a graduating senior from Carroll County High School, she will embark on the next stage of her journey–Wilmington College, where she will major in athletic training and sports management and follow her dream of playing college ball.