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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dry conditions lead to stress, damage to plants on area farms

    Recent weather patterns have resulted in dry conditions in many areas across the state. Water is an essential component to plant mass and is vital to growth, carbohydrate production, and nutrient transport. During periods of below-average rainfall or when rain distribution is uneven, plant health may decline.

  • Proper diet, exercise can help prevent, control diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have prediabetes.

    Many people believe they can prevent or control this disease by taking various dietary supplements, but that may not be the case.

  • A Christmas Carroll brings parade, Santa, music downtown Saturday

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 3, with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.

    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • Awards for Champions