Today's News

  • Rand highlights products Kentucky forests

    Over the last 50 years, usually around the time fall colors are in full bloom, state and federal officials dedicate a week to highlight all of the products our forests provide.

    Kentucky, of course, has been blessed more than most states.  Trees cover nearly half of our 25 million acres, and we are among the nation’s leaders – and first in the South – when it comes to hardwood production.

  • For many, ‘just leave’ is not so easy a solution

    The Kentucky Standard

    Any conversation about domestic violence is an important one. That’s why it’s important to ramp up the conversation during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • XC runs at Horse Park

    Carroll County High School cross country runners Haley Dermon and Lauren Cox competed in the 38th Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Carroll County competes in the girls 5K run - A and AA small school meet. Dermon finished 112nd with a time of 23 minutes 29.68 seconds, while Cox finished 232nd with a time of 31 minutes and 46.83 seconds.

  • Acreage reporting dates upcoming

    In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Carrollton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Carrollton Office:

    Nov. 15, 2016 - Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)

    Dec. 15, 2016 - Small grains including wheat, oats, barley

    Jan. 2, 2017 - Honey

    Jan. 15, 2017 - Peaches and canola

  • Carroll falls in nail-biter to Owen in district tournament

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team played their best game all season Tuesday night against the No. 1 seed Owen County in what some are calling the best high school volleyball game they have ever seen. The No. 5 seed Lady Panthers left everything they had out on the court. Unfortunately, the girls fell just short in the intense fifth set, 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 16-18).

  • Carroll falls to Collins in first round of regional

    The Carroll County boys soccer season came to an end Monday, Oct. 17, in the 8th Region Tournament, as the Panthers lost 4-2 to Collins at Panther Field.

    Collins outshot Carroll 32-10. Carroll keeper Blake Reynolds had 12 saves. The Panthers came out on their heels, but turned things around as the game wore on, especially in the second half.

  • Late fumble costly as Carroll loses 14-12 to Owen Co.

    Senior night did not end the way 12 Carroll County senior football players wanted as the Panthers lost a nail biter to the Owen County Rebels 14-12.

  • Public Records | Oct. 20, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12-13, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Producers must evaluate several factors before culling cows

    Every year, cow-calf producers need to critically evaluate each animal in the herd for production. There are several factors that play into deciding which cows to cull.

    Open cows (those that are not pregnant) at the end of breeding season are the top of the cull list. Other variables in developing a culling order include structural soundness, body condition score, age, performance, and disposition. Developing a culling order is important during times of drought, a year with marginal hay production, or when managing through a difficult season.

  • Second place finish for CAC XC