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Today's News

  • Carroll County baseball entering new era under Goins

    Carroll County High School baseball is heading into uncharted waters for the 2017 season. The Panthers lost their leadoff hitter, top pitcher, and defensive leaders to graduation and their former head coach resigned to spend more time watching his son play college baseball.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 9, 2017

    Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Professional Counseling? Lindsey Wilson College is partnering with JCTC to create Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree program. Information session will be held Tuesday, March 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the Carrollton JCTC Campus. Please call Kimberly Khadoo (502) 681-7530. For more information concerning the library please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Saturday, March 11: Family Movie: “Moana”, 2 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 15: Ice Cream Taco Bar, two sessions, 2 and 3:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County softball looking to build on last year’s success

    Carroll County Lady Panther softball is looking to build on the successes of last year’s regional tournament appearance when Carroll appeared in the Eighth Regional Tournament for the first time since 2004.

    Carroll County ended last season 9-15, 8-11 record in the Eighth Region and 6-3 in the 31st District.

    “They had a taste of success last season,” Carroll County head coach Chelsie Roy said. “I want them to build on the momentum from the end of last season.”

  • Hooper inducted into CU sports hall of fame

    A Carrollton, Ky. native, Whitney Ballinger Hooper was inducted into the Campbellsville University Sports Hall of Fame, Feb, 25, along with Ronnie Spry the Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee.

    “I was so surprised when I received the call that I was being inducted,” Hooper said. “This is really special. This is a big honor to be a recipient as they induct one maybe two people a year into the Sports Hall of Fame.”

  • Against Democrats’ objections, House OKs charter schools bill

    Through a series of extreme parliamentary maneuvers that kept teachers and other interested Kentuckians from effectively voicing their concerns, the House Majority forced a vote on the “charter schools” bill Friday in an early morning committee meeting, before rushing the measure to the House floor where it passed on a 56-39 vote.

  • Session moves quickly as Senate approves bills

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    • Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • KSP makes arrest in attempted murder Feb. 26 in Henry County

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in Henry County. 

    At about 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call from La Grange Police Department of a person being shot at on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.

  • NWS confirms wind caused damage; all power restored

    The National Weather Service visited Carroll County Monday, March 6, and determined the damage sustained March 1, was due to straight line winds.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday that NWS officials toured Carrollton and affected parts of the county to determine if there had been a tornado. Their findings confirmed what local officials suspected — straight-line winds from the severe storms were the culprit.

  • Jansen returns to Extension in FSC position for Carroll County

    By CARL ROBERTS

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County gave Cathy Jansen her start in the extension office, but she has paid the favor back now — twice.

    Jansen’s first day on the job as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Carroll County Cooperative Extension was Monday, Feb. 27. She first worked at the county extension office as the 4-H agent from 1997 to 2003. Even though this is her first position in FCS, this is not her first time serving the county through extension.

  • Live Your Passion - D - Dance | Autumn Adams

    Autie Adams is defying the odds and pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer despite the fact that she lives in small town Carrollton.

    While it may be a lofty goal, it is not completely out of reach, despite what she has been told in the past.

    Ever since she was in middle school, Autie has been asked what she wants to do in life. “When you tell them you want to be a professional dancer, they look at you like you have four heads because that’s not something you can do here,” she said.