Today's News

  • Hornback, Rand to host town hall meeting Jan. 30

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

  • Correction | Jan. 28, 2016

    In the Jan. 14, News-Democrat article “City council reserves funds for new CFD ladder truck,” Carrollton City Councilman Dwight Louden was misquoted. Louden said he did not think the city could afford spending $400,000 on a ladder truck.

    By a vote of 3-2, council agreed to earmark $325,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for a new ladder truck, in hopes of making its federal grant application more attractive.

  • House had a busy week despite holiday

    With the General Assembly off on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and on Friday because of the snow, last week was an especially short one for legislators.

    A reduced schedule didn’t keep the House from moving several bills forward, however.

    On Wednesday, for example, the chamber’s Judiciary Committee put its support behind House Bill 229, which would give the Attorney General’s office jurisdiction to pursue and prosecute human trafficking cases. 

  • Bill requiring abortion-seekers to have face-to-face counseling passes Senate

    Although week three of the General Assembly was short due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inclement weather Friday, the Kentucky Senate passed significant bills and welcomed visitors who braved the snow in Frankfort.

    On Tuesday we passed two of our priority bills: Senate Bill (SB) 4 and SB 10. SB 4 would require those seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face, in-person counseling session with a physician 24 hours prior to the procedure. This effort to promote the rights of the unborn passed with bipartisan support.

  • Trimble girls win hardwood border battle, 60-36

    A game of extremes allowed Trimble County to race out to a huge halftime lead and ultimately defeat Carroll County, 60-36, Saturday, Jan. 23.

    Carroll County head coach Paul Stone said the loss was on him.

    “I decided that we needed to stop Trimble’s big two and played a triangle-and-two defense,” he said. “We let Bailey Duke have the outside shot, and it did not work.”

  • Scoring drought dooms ladies

    A second half scoring drought doomed the strong effort of the Carroll County Lady Panthers as they fell to the visiting Williamstown Lady Demons, 53-37.

    Carroll County started the game strong and played a back and forth first quarter until a late five-point run gave Williamstown the lead, 17-11 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Dragons bring hot hand to Panther gym, win 88-49

    The South Oldham Dragons shot lights out Tuesday night at Carroll County, knocking down 16-39 (41 percent) from three-point range and 51 percent overall to defeat the Panthers, 88-49. 

    “That’s their game,” Panthers head coach Brian Crank said. “If they’re hitting, you’re not going to beat them; if they’re off, you’ve got a chance. Today they were on. That’s them in a nutshell.”

  • Road Report | Jan. 28, 2016

    Second half dooms Carroll at Owen

    Owen County’s monster second half was the difference in the district re-match in Owenton Jan. 19, as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers, 61-34.

  • Enjoy a meal that is both light and hearty this winter

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit typing this article, I can’t help but look out the window. The snow-covered ground is glistening in the faint light. My first thought when looking out is this: if you can’t get excited about cooking this time of year, when literally nothing else is going on, you might be a lost cause.

  • Relay for Life kickoff, quarter auction

    Relay for Life, Carrollton will kick off the Relay season with a unique Quarter Auction, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, at Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.