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Today's News

  • Burgin ranked 8th in Class A pole vault

    The Carroll County Panthers are pleased to announce that junior Tre Burgin is ranked No. 8 in Class A Track and Field for pole vault in the first official weeks rankings posted by kytrackxc.com, head coach Joe Creager anounced.

     Burgin has only been able to vault once this weather shortened season, but he acheieve a personal best of 8 feet at Henry County. He looks to improve on his previous vault this week when the Panthers are in action at Henry County for the Wildcat Relays on Thursday.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 10, 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

  • Softball ends slump with win over Grant

    Mackenzie Ogden’s two-run homer over the centerfield fence helped lift Carroll County to a 4-0 victory over Grant County at home Monday, April 8.

    Both teams struggled at the plate against two different types of pitchers. Carroll’s Sarah Hawkins excels at keeping the ball on the ground, allowing her infield to take care of business. She struck out four batters, while allowing just two hits and one walk.

  • Panthers Perseverance: Win 11-5 over Gallatin

    The Panthers overcame a 5-0 first-inning deficit and the ejection of their head coach to rally together and win 11-5 over district rival Gallatin County in a rare weekday afternoon game, Friday, April 5.

    Starting pitcher John Michael Adams struggled early on, allowing four hits and three walks in the top of the first, leading to Gallatin’s five runs. But the junior rebounded, fanning six batters and giving up just one hit the rest of the way. Adams finished with eight strikeouts, five hits, five walks and one hit-by-pitch.

  • Poison hemlock’s invasive nature has it spreading

    Last week, we focused on yellow buttercup emerging in fields and pastures.  This week, let us take a closer look at another weed that we may be seeing on the farm—poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).

    Altho-ugh this plant is often seen along roadways, abandoned lots, fence rows, and other non-cropland sites, in more recent years, poison hemlock has expanded into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.  The concern not only stems from its invasive nature, but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world.

  • Programs set on vegetarianism, diabetes health habits, tea

    This week we are having three very informative programs at the Carroll County Extension office that readers of this column might want to attend. There is no cost for any of these programs, but encourage those planning to attend to call the Extension office so I have enough copies of materials and samples for everyone.

    “Simply Vegetarian” program is Thursday.

    What is vegetarianism? Is a person who is a vegetarian getting all the protein and other nutrients that he or she needs for a healthy diet?

  • Carroll man remains in hospital after fleeing from police | April 10, 2013

    A Carroll County man was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital Monday, April 1 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

    KSP Post 5 dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver operating a motorcycle on I-71 northbound at 9:16 p.m. at the 32 mile marker in Henry County. Trooper Matt Whalen responded to the call and attempted to stop the motorcycle, according to the release.

  • Clerk encourages residents to ‘donate life’ during April

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community.” says Carroll County Circuit Clerk, Laman Stark. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Franklin promoted to Champions Coordinator

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has a new coordinator.

    Hayley Franklin was promoted from assistant to coordinator in late March after the previous coordinator, Misty Wheeler, was hired as the manager at General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Franklin’s involvement with the organization goes back several years. “I was actually a student rep for Champions in 2006,” she said. “I was the first student rep for Champions, and we still carry along that tradition today.” 

  • The Last Supper

    Carrollton Christian Church presented “The Last Supper” on Holy Thursday, March 28. The play was directed by Dwight Louden and co-written by Paul Livesay and Louden. John Romans constructed the table, and Virginia Simpson made the unleavened bread.

    Jesus was portrayed by Brad Becraft. The following
    portrayed The Twelve Apostles: Ron Lacefield, Alex Westrick, Mason Alsup, Al Fernald, Warren McEuen, Tony Gossom, Adam Raker, Brad Horner, Paul Shovlin, Jeff Dickow, Mike Willhoite
    and Patrick Booth.