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Today's News

  • Census shows new farming trends

    The USDA released a portion of the national and state 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20, with the remaining data (including county-level data) due in May.

    The preliminary data reveals the following:

    United States

    • The number of U.S. farms (still defined as $1,000 or more of sales) totals $2.1 million, down 4.3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    • The average U.S. farm size increased from 418 acres in 2007 acres to 434 acres in 2012.

  • Shooting sports club sets its new schedule

    The 4-H shooting sports program opened with shotgun this past Sunday and what a great turn out. The weather was beautiful, the adults were supportive, the 4-H members were shooting and the leaders were so excited.

    The following is the schedule for shooting sports:

    • Shotgun will meet every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. on Hwy. 389 at the Michael Walls/Cody Human property. 

    • Rifle will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

    • Pistol will start at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13 and meet every other Sunday.

  • People with diabetes can benefit from group

    If you have diabetes and often wish you could talk with someone about your diabetes and your health, the “It’s About You!” diabetes support group usually meets the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Carroll County Extension Service, 500 Floyd Drive. The meeting includes discussion of participants concerns, time for answering questions and a short program and a healthy food sample. 

  • Panthers 0-3 at Thomas Nelson

    The Panthers struck out during this season’s spring break trip, dropping three straight games March 31-April 1. Carroll lost to Edmonson County (6-5), Bullitt Central (10-4) and John Hardin (10-2) in the General Spring Break Bash at Thomas Nelson High School.

    But despite the final scores, head coach Jimmy Ray said the trip was a learning experience for his team and their team goals are still very attainable.

    “The good thing about the whole tournament is we scored a run at the end of every game, so that shows we didn’t give up,” he said.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 10, 2014

    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, April 3, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Miton-Madison Bridge slide continues

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed this morning after modifications were made overnight to better deal with windy conditions. Yesterday, the bridge slid 16 feet laterally before it was stopped due to winds over the Ohio River, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. Broadcast quality time-lapse video of yesterday’s slide can be viewed at www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center.

  • Lady Panthers drop three

    Weather disrupted yet another tournament for the Carroll County softball team. The team traveled to Woodford County for a spring break tournament Saturday, April 5. The tournament was originally scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, but heavy rainfall changed those plans.

    The Lady Panthers played three games Saturday, and, unfortunately, left dropping all three.

    Carroll County started the day off against Boyle County. The girls managed just three hits in the game, falling 8-0, in five innings.

  • Brown shares experience as racecar driver with students

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.

    The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.

    The Carroll County High School freshman spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, competing in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.

  • Last day of school May 30, grad June 1

    Carroll County Board of Education voted at a special meeting Tuesday, April 8, to amend the 2013-2014 academic calendar, requiring students to attend school on Election Day, May 20, and Memorial Day, May 26. The last day of school for students will be May 30, and Carroll County High School graduation is June 1.

    Teachers will attend required professional development days June 2-6, with closing day on June 9.

  • The search for James’ replacement is underway

    The Board of Education approved hiring the Kentucky School Boards Association at a cost of $8,500 to coordinate their search for the next Carroll County Schools superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.