Today's News

  • Corbin qualifies for state in shot put

    Malachi Corbin won third place in boys shot put with a throw of 41 feet and two inches at the Class 1 A Region 5 meet at Lexington Christian Academy May 21. With this performance, he has qualified for the state meet, held May 27, at the University of Kentucky.

    Maricela Martinez placed ninth in girls’ shot put with a throw of 22 feet and seven inches.

    Kacey Ogburn placed 11th in the discus event with a throw of 61 feet.

  • Panthers baseball season ends in nail-biter to Henry County, 1-0

    The Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team ended up on the losing end of a pitcher’s duel Tuesday night, falling 1-0 in a hard-fought game against Henry County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament at Owen County.

    It was No. 10 against No. 10, or Carroll’s Justin Ray against Henry’s Jaydon Berry on the mound. In three-and-a-half innings, batters went down in order, with the only run of the game coming in the bottom of the sixth.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 24, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

    There are new inducement regulations for coal ash, and Kentucky Utilities is asking for a resolution to allow it to capitalize on tax-exempt bonding for improvements to meet the environmental standards. The bonds would have a cap of $200 million.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Legislature worked to improve services veterans

    This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.

  • Memorial Day serves as reminder of the sacrafice of many for our freedom

    On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace. 

  • Baseball sends five seniors out with victory over Williamstown

    Carroll County’s 6-0 victory over Williamstown put the team two-thirds of the way towards its season goal of a triple crown.

    “To the best of my knowledge tonight’s win made us the North Central Kentucky Conference champions,” Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray said.

    The NCKC, 8th Region All “A” and 31st District titles make up the Triple Crown. The Panthers have won the NCKC and All “A” titles and started playing for the district championship earlier in the week.

  • Basketball clinic
  • Lil’ graduates

    Christian Academy of Carrollton held its K5 graduation ceremony May 6, in the gymnasium. The K4 class also was on hand to show what they had learned.