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Today's News

  • Carrollton Methodist welcomes new pastor

    Carrollton United Methodist Church recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Oakley.

    Oakley, 26, is a native of Milton, graduating from Trimble County High School in 2003. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky shortly after accepting his call to the ministry.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 10, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug. 10

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    Wifi project funded

  • Hogan medals in Grant County tournament

    Senior Quincy Hogan shot a 78 in the Grant County Invitational Aug. 2, earning her a fourth place finish and medal honors. This marked her lowest score in a tournament for her school career, according to head coach Jay Jones.

    Jones said Hogan had a great short game and showed a lot of patience in the match.

  • Lady Panthers soccer adds JV team as program grows

    In its second year of existence, the Lady Panthers’ soccer team is growing by leaps and bounds. The varsity squad has swelled to 26 players, although several will be playing JV as well to gain more experience, head coach Greg Damron said. He said a total of 33 girls expressed interest in playing, and he averages 24-28 per practice.

    “It’s been a great practice season so far,” he said. “So far we haven’t had any injuries. This time last year, we had three starters injured.”

  • Lady Panthers golf coach excited by young team’s potential

    The Carroll County Lady Panther golf team may be young, but they are determined to improve and are full of potential.

    The team returns senior Quincy Hogan, sophomores Ashli Childs and Hannah McMahan and eighth grader Elisha Rabago from last year’s squad and has added three more players. While Sixth grader Ciara Hamilton has played golf over the summer, this is the first time she and eighth graders Jaden Bailey and Taylor Hayden have ever played competitive golf.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    NKADD hired to oversee county energy grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to hire Northern Kentucky Area Development District to administer a state energy efficiency grant. Judge Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the cost is $3,750 and they will develop the advertisement needed to bid and handle the paperwork with the grant reporting process.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 10, 2011

    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.

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  • CFD battles two back-to-back fires

    The Carrollton Fire Department fought two structure fires back-to-back Friday, one of which is still under investigation as a possible meth lab.

    The first call was dispatched at 8:49 p.m. to 1167 Brock Drive. The fire department arrived on scene at 8:55 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews said a toaster sparked the electrical fire and caused minimal damage to the kitchen. He said a neighbor called dispatch after seeing the fire through the window. No one was home at the time. Marry Anderson owns the home.

  • Have you met ... Sherry Stamper

    For years, Sherry Stamper was haunted by something she saw during her first home visit when she worked as a school nurse in her hometown of Hazard, Ky.

    It was more than the filth that permeated the home – and the vision of a baby crawling through that filth, putting into its mouth old potato peels and anything else it found on the floor.