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Today's News

  • Baseball gets blowout win over Villa Madonna

    The Panthers scored nine runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach early, rolling to a 12-1 win over Villa Madonna Monday, April 22.

    Sophomore Austin Dunn had a fantastic night at the plate, going 3-3 with a triple and two doubles, good for six RBIs.

    “He hit the ball hard last night and did a good job,” head coach Jimmy Ray said.

  • Carroll County hosts NCKC tennis tournament

    Carroll County High School hosted the NCKC tennis tournament Saturday, April 20. The girls matches were held at the county park, while the boys matches were at the high school.

    In girls singles, Carroll’s No. 2 Sarah McArter defeated Trimble’s No. 1 Alex Lawhorn. She will play Walton-Verona’s No. 1 singles player. Carroll’s No. 1 Lyndie Burns had a bye in the first round and defeated Gallatin’s No. 2 player in the second round. She will take on Walton-Verona’s No. 2 singles player.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 24, 2013

    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, April 17-18, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • For the birds
  • Hill, Williams named 2013 Prom King and Queen
  • Track Beat | April 24, 2013

    Corbin ranked No. 1 in middle school shot

    Carroll County Middle School thrower Malachi Corbin is ranked No. 1 in the state in middle school boys shot put with his distance of 44 feet 8 inches at the Western Hills Middle School meet.

    Corbin has been named MileSplit U.S. First Team Elite, the only Kentucky boy shot put athlete to achieve this feat in 2013 so far, Carroll County High School head coach Joe Creager said in an email. This throw also currently ranks Malachi No. 11 in the nation among middle school athletes.

  • Down to Earth
  • Police arrest pair after alleged meth lab found

    Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested a couple on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in their home.

    Casey Pennington, 38, and Destiny Tyler, 33, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and two counts of controlled substance endangerment to child.

  • Have you met ... Gail Becraft

    Gail Becraft’s secret to longevity in the field of education: Teach what you love.

    A native of Menifee County in Eastern Kentucky, Becraft earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University. She later earned her master’s at University of Louisville.

    In 1990, she moved to Carroll County with her husband, Brad, who had landed a job teaching physics and math at Carroll County High School. Fresh out of college, she was hired to teach at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Prestonville city building goes smoke free

    Prestonville City Commission had a busy April meeting. The local government body approved making city hall smoke-free, sent its budget back for reformatting and OK’ed returning a sign to the city park.

    At its April 15 meeting, the commission, acting on the suggestion of City Attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard, Mayor pro tem Rae Stevens made a motion for the city building to become smoke free.  There was no opposition, and the proposal was unanimously passed.