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Today's News

  • Summer Reading Program begins May 15 with kickoff

    I love movies, and many of my life mantras come from John Hughes’ movies. I am not sure what that says about me except my age! But one mantra that has stuck with me lately comes from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

    Ferris reminds us that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

    While 2016 could not end fast enough, 2017 is on fast-forward! Believe it or not, it is time to kick off the Summer Reading Program.

  • Derby fun at Fairview

    Fairview Place held its first Derby Run on Saturday, May 6. Each "jockey" had a horse that they named. Residents used their "bingo bucks" to place their bets.

  • Public Records | May 11, 2017

    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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 3-4, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Kentucky Afield: Bluegill offer great late spring fishing

    It is Kentucky Derby week, a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

    “A lot of your bigger male bluegill are moving up into the shallows,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is an excellent time to take kids out and get them excited and hooked on fishing.”

  • Community Calendar | May 11, 2017

    Thursday, May 11

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Three Rivers District Health Department host a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park’s convention center. Topics include Carroll County’s overall health and wellbeing and substance abuse and recovery. Guest speakers include Rep. Rick Rand and Ben Chandler of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Church News | May 11, 2017

    Dividing Ridge Apostolic hosts budgeting company

    Stress Free Budget, an internet-based non-profit incorporation, will host a town meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church. This meeting is free and is designed to show how the company can help the community.

  • Power of humility

    You know it’s tough enough to live this life, with all the trials, tests, and resistances- with all that God has promised us a blessed life.

  • Softball falls to Western Hills

    Despite the attempted seventh inning heroics of eighth grade Bailey Mefford’s first varsity homerun Carroll County Lady Panthers dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Western Hills Lady Wolverines, May 8.

    Each team had nine baserunners and one fielding error but Western Hills was more efficient with its opportunities.

  • Carroll softball drops one-run loss to Shelby County

    Carroll County played its ninth one-run game of the season dropping a 7-6 decision to Shelby County, May 9. Carroll has four wins and five losses in the nine one-run games.

    Shelby jumped on the Lady Panthers early as they scored two runs in the first inning on a walk and two hits.

    Carroll answered back in the bottom of the first when Haley Dermon doubled off the fence in right centerfield. Andrea Searcy followed with a single to score Dermon to halve the lead 2-1.

  • Advances in education continue in Kentucky

    Education has come a long way in Kentucky over the past 30 years. Much of our progress began with the 1990 passage of KERA or the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which improved funding for K-12 education statewide from the mountains to the Mississippi. Today, that progress is seen in school facility improvements, better test scores, and a better educated Kentucky.