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Today's News

  • Nation’s and state’s population is growing and aging, Rand says

    The U.S. population is growing faster than a blade of bluegrass in spring. But a larger population will not necessarily mean a younger population, for either our country or the Bluegrass State.

    The less-than-robust birth rate nationally and here in Kentucky over the past decade means that the largest population growth -- at least over the next few decades -- will be among the baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), which means most population growth will be among older and the oldest Americans, demographers say.

  • Coloring winners

    The following children were the winners of the News Democrat Easter Coloring contest:

    Ages 5 and under: Blake Taylor, son of Ryan and Dawn Taylor of Milton, Ky.; Ages 6-9: John Wesley Perkins III, son of Jessica and John Perkins, Jr. of Carrollton and Ages 10-13: Charityn Marsh, daughter of Chasity Riley and Chad Marsh both of Carroll County.

  • Marsh asks community to help reduce the child abuse in Carroll County

    As you may or may not know, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Unfortunately, some of us are all too aware of the issues of dependency, neglect and abuse our children face in this community all year round. Teachers see these issues daily in their classrooms. Social workers see the heartbreak constantly. We process the cases every week in our District Courts. The drug epidemic in our county, state and nation have further exacerbated the problems our children face.

  • Carroll can’t hold on to lead; Spencer wins, 15-7

    Carroll County jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the first inning, but was unable to close out the game, dropping a 15-7 decision to the visiting Spencer County Bears.

    Carroll County head coach Kevin Goins sat the team down after the game and read the stat line for the two teams. Spencer County scored 15 runs on 14 hits, while Carroll scored seven runs on 13 hits. The difference in the game was Spencer County had no errors while the Panthers committed seven in the game. The Carroll County pitching staff also issued seven walks.

  • Carroll comeback falls short in All ‘A’

    The Panthers scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh for another late game rally. But it was not enough to overcome a series of miscues throughout the night, as Trimble County defeated Carroll County 12-10 in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic April 13, at Williamstown.

  • Owen shuts out Lady Panthers in All ‘A’

    The regional semifinal of the All “A” softball tournament came down to the team that wanted the win the most. “That was not us,” Carroll County head coach Chelsie Roy said as the Lady Panthers dropped a 4-0 decision to the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    “I am extremely disappointed in our performance,” Roy said. “I am not sure anyone made an adjustment during the game.”

    Allie Beach popped up to the catcher and Kyra Kane and Haley Dermon both struck out for a quick first inning.

  • Ribbon cutting | Insurance Offices of Carroll County
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  • Local fundraiser for C’ton woman’s brain surgery

    A Carrollton woman is hosting a fundraiser called Shop for Chiari April 22, to raise money for her brain surgery.

    LeaAnn Routon, 28, has Chiari Malformation, a structural abnormality at the back of her brain and skull. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed, and many doctors are not well educated on her condition, she said in an email. In July, she will be traveling to New York City for the first of several brain surgeries to treat this congenital birth defect.

  • Tournament Action

    The Lady Panthers hosted The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic March 31-April 1. The girls were 1-2, beating Newport Central Catholic and losing to Ryle and Trimble County.