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Today's News

  • Panthers defeat Raiders in border rivalry, 64-57

    Trimble County’s Raiders scored the first seven points of the game and Carroll County’s Panthers scored the final six in last week’s border rival clash at Bedford. The story that unfolded between the two scoring barrages was written in typical dramatic rivalry fashion by two young and desperate teams that culminated in a 64-57 Carroll win.

  • Massie calls session ‘a danger’ous duck

    The phrase “lame duck” was first used in London in the 18th century. It was slang for a stockbroker who could not pay off his debts. In this country, it was later used to describe a politician who has lost re-election or is not running again, but who stays in office for the remainder of his term. In fact, President Lincoln was one of the first to use the term here in the United States, when he said, “a senator or representative out of business is a sort of lame duck. He has to be provided for.”

  • Holiday events abound in Kentucky for the family and for those visiting

    With only about two-and-a-half weeks left before Christmas, time is drawing short for those looking for the perfect gift or a holiday event to attend.

    Fortunately, there is help available, beginning with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Arts Council.  The websites for both (Kentuckytourism.com and artscouncil.ky.gov) have collected long lists of available businesses and attractions that are doing their part to make the season special.

  • Christmas concert Dec. 9

    Carroll County Arts Board hosts a free Community Church Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Carroll County Middle School. The event will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB arts scholarship. 

  • CCMS winter arts night

    Christmas is coming up fast, everyone! What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than coming to see the spectacular bands of Carroll County Middle School Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. in the gym.

    The sixth-grade band will perform “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Up on the Housetop,” and “African Patapan.”

    Next will be the seventh-graders with “The Night before Christmas,” setting by James Swearingen and poetry by Clement Clarke Moore; “Toboggan Run” by Matt Conaway; and more.

  • Proud Panthers

    Members of the the Carroll County Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team are a force to be reckoned with on the court. The girls are pictured here taking on their neighboring county rivals, the eighth grade Trimble County Lady Raiders.

  • Recalling tragedy of Pearl Harbor

    By DON WILKINS

    The Messenger Inquirer

    For 91-year-old Owensboro resident and World War II veteran Leonard Ferrell, the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan is still singed in his memory 75 years later.

    Ferrell, who was 16 at the time and living in his hometown of Madisonville, said he was listening to the radio on Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the news of the surprise bombings of the American naval fleet anchored in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Lady Panthers cheerleaders win runners-up at region

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders won second place in the All-Girls Small Division at the 8th Region Competitive Cheer event Dec. 3, at Anderson County High School.

    The Lady Panthers earned a score of 80.2, which was also fifth best overall for the day. The All-Girls Small Division winner was Collins with a score of 85.2. Simon Kenton had the overall highest score with 88 in the All-Girls Medium Division.

    “Our execution was flawless,” coach Shelly Hunt said. “We had a top-notch, flawless routine. Not one drop.”

  • Public Records | Dec. 8, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Bevin says Trump’s election improves outlook for Medicaid waiver

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald Leader

    The coming change of leadership in the White House has improved chances of federal approval of his plan to overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid program, Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday.

    The Republican governor also said “changes” must be made to the state’s ailing pension systems. It was reported earlier this week that the state’s pension debt has grown to $32.6 billion, one of the worst in the nation.