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Today's News

  • Lady Panthers drop three

    Weather disrupted yet another tournament for the Carroll County softball team. The team traveled to Woodford County for a spring break tournament Saturday, April 5. The tournament was originally scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, but heavy rainfall changed those plans.

    The Lady Panthers played three games Saturday, and, unfortunately, left dropping all three.

    Carroll County started the day off against Boyle County. The girls managed just three hits in the game, falling 8-0, in five innings.

  • Brown shares experience as racecar driver with students

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.

    The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.

    The Carroll County High School freshman spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, competing in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.

  • Last day of school May 30, grad June 1

    Carroll County Board of Education voted at a special meeting Tuesday, April 8, to amend the 2013-2014 academic calendar, requiring students to attend school on Election Day, May 20, and Memorial Day, May 26. The last day of school for students will be May 30, and Carroll County High School graduation is June 1.

    Teachers will attend required professional development days June 2-6, with closing day on June 9.

  • The search for James’ replacement is underway

    The Board of Education approved hiring the Kentucky School Boards Association at a cost of $8,500 to coordinate their search for the next Carroll County Schools superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.

  • ACS officials show where funding goes

    Money raised through Carroll County’s Relay for Life reaches local residents directly through information and support services, including lodging for patients receiving cancer treatment, while the majority of the money goes toward research grants at area universities.

    About 30 local residents learned this and more about American Cancer Society services Thursday, April 3, at a town hall meeting in the conference center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Rains Lead to Slides

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.

    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed the Scott’s unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | April 10, 2014

    Fiscal approves roof, skylight projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 8, to address two leak issues at separate facilities. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the Carroll County Senior Center on Sixth Street has been dealing with a leaky roof for a while now. With recent rains, he said water has gotten into some of the electrical boxes.

  • Jefferies indicted after Hwy. 36 wreck

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday, April 7, on charges stemming from a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family. 

    Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver’s license for six months on each count.

  • Allen, Foster charged with murdering son

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Ghent couple Monday, April 7, on nine charges, including murder, after the death of their 2-year-old son.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge slide finally begins

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place Wednesday, April 9.

    The slide of the structure, said to be the largestbridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The News-Democrat went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mycarrollnews. com when they become available.