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  • Public Records | Jan. 11, 2018

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 3-4, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk


  • Lady Panthers suffer disappointing loss to Henry

    After traveling for two weeks and playing seven games in six days in two holiday tournaments the Carroll County Lady Panthers were ready to play two district games their home court before the Eighth Region All “A” Classic.

    What Carroll did not plan on was dropping a district game to a one-win team as Henry County defeated Carroll 44-43, Jan. 2.

    “The loss put us behind the eight ball,” Carroll County head coach Ron Henderson said. “We are two games behind Gallatin County in the loss column.”

  • Panthers overcome deficit, hold on for win over Henry

    Carroll County overcame an eight-point deficit early in the second quarter to take the lead at the end of the third and hold on to win 49-47 over district rival Henry County Jan. 2.

    “That’s five our of the last six games we’ve had something positive happen, so it’s starting to get there, which is great because the end of the year is only six weeks away. Now is the time to move forward,” head coach Brian Crank said.

  • Rand: Passing the budget will be main focus of legislative session

    The first few weeks of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be on April 13th.

  • Pension reform must be addressed this year
  • Panthers, Lady Panthers both 1-2 in holiday tournament

    Boys beat Rock Creek

    Carroll County Panthers traveled to Scottsburg, Ind., for a Pre-Christmas Tournament Dec. 22-23, finishing 1-2.

    In game one, Carroll County lost to Christian Academy of Indiana, 64-33. Christian Academy outrebounded Carroll, 28-16, and hit 52 percent from the field, compared to 32 percent for Carroll. Wyatt Supplee led the team with 13 points and tied Eli Yocum for a team-high five rebounds. Yocum also scored two points. Braedyn Cole scored 10 points, while Devin McAlister scored five points and David Duncan scored three points.

  • Forum on school restructuring Jan. 11; Superintendent job posted

    The Carroll County School District will be hosting a forum at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at at the Carroll County Middle School to discuss the restructuring of three schools.

    Under the proposal to be discussed, all day Head Start would move into Kathryn Winn Primary, while second grade would then be shifted to Cartmell Elementary. The fifth grade would move to Carroll County Middle School.

    The forum is open to the public.

    Superintendent search

  • Forum Jan. 11, to discuss moving the second, fifth grades

    The Carroll County Board of Education is hosting a community forum Jan. 11, to receive input on proposed student population structuring changes. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    The school district has been evaluating how it can restructure its grades within each school building to provide adequate space for all-day Head Start instruction without new construction.

  • Bevington to speak at CCCDC meeting

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual shareholders meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.

    President of the Board of Directors Matt Lipe said John Bevington, commissioner for Business Development of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, is the guest speaker.

  • Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor retires

    A familiar face in the community is closing the chapter on his full-time role at The Trimble Banner.

    Dave Taylor, a 1970 graduate from Trimble County High School, is retiring as editor of The Trimble Banner. He has served as the Banner editor since February 2011.

    Taylor, originally from Madison, Ind., called Trimble County home from the seventh grade through his high school years as his father, Henry F. Taylor, was a pastor for Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church and later the Milton Wesleyan Church.