Today's News

  • Powell takes reins as Trimble judge


    Landmark News Service

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Jerry Powell, who has served as Trimble County clerk for nearly 23 years, was sworn in Friday, Aug. 24, as the county’s judge-executive by Chief Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad.

    A 1965 Trimble County High School graduate and former employee of  Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank, Powell replaces Randy Stevens, who resigned his position Aug. 15 to take the job of executive director of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts in Frankfort.

  • Belle in Britain: Welcome to Harlaxton!

    I have stepped into a fairytale land! I have never even seen a place like this—much less lived in one! I was astounded by the sheer beauty of the country side and of course, Harlaxton Manor itself. My plane trip was smooth, and we traveled in “coaches” from the airport up a “motorway”—originally a transport road between Roman colonies.

  • Ride Richwood Railroad and help the NKY Children’s Advocacy Ctr.

    On Sept. 22, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., families can enjoy a ride on the Richwood Tahoe Railroad while helping abused children. The half-scale steam locomotive will be open from 9:00 to 12:30 for the third annual event. In addition to the train ride, there will be food and child-centered games to enjoy, along with the magic of Chuck Arkin. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families (2 adults, 2 children), and can be purchased in advance or at the event.

  • Cross Country competes in first meet of the 2012 season

    The Panthers running team competed in their first meet of the season Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Switzerland County. Also competing in the meet were Rising Sun and Southwestern high schools.

    Junior Austin Crowell led the Panthers with a 4th place finish, and freshman Austin Crank finished 9th.

    Junior Brad Osborne also had a strong top 20 finish for Carroll County.

    Sophomore Joshua Beach and freshman Alex Jeffrey ran well in their first high school meets, head coach Joe Creager said. Both finished the course and filled out the team score.

  • Bartley INT seals OT win, 33-27

    “One of the more exciting games I’ve ever been a part of.”

    That is how Carroll County football head coach Mike Weedman described his team’s come-from-behind 33-27 overtime victory over Lewis County Friday, Aug. 24.

    Down 19-7 until just before the half, Carroll came back to tie the game late in the fourth.

    That’s when the Panther ‘D’ shined.

    With first down on the 10-yard line and time ticking down, the Panthers kept the Lions out of the end zone, forcing the game into overtime.

  • Volleyball drops to Walton-Verona 2-1

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team lost 2-1 to the visiting Lady Bearcats Monday night. It was the first match all season in which the girls played three games rather than five. Five games will be the new standard next season. However this year, district games are played to five, while conference games are played to three.

  • Boys soccer defeats Gallatin off Byrd goal in OT

    Elbows flying, tempers flaring, tension mounting. Add in a dash of late-game heroics, and it must be a Carroll/Gallatin game.

    About a minute into the second five-minute overtime, senior Josh McCarty delivered a beautiful, high and deep throw-in from the right sideline toward the goal. The ball bounced over several players, and junior Taylor Byrd was in the right place at the right time, nudging the ball into the goal to beat the visiting Wildcats 2-1 Thursday night.

    Things did not start out so well for the Panthers, however.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 29, 2012

    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.


  • One last push as book deadline looms

    Well, my first draft is in, but I’m still holding spots for more photos – particularly of area churches and scenes of yesteryear from Worthville, Sanders, Prestonville, English and Locust.

    Also, if anyone has old photos of the Butler-Turpin House, maybe before it was renovated, and the Masterson House, perhaps when it was deeded to the Port William Historical Society. I am literally within days of my final deadline, so call me soon.

  • New faces to write columns in the N-D

    Carrollton may be a small town, but it is full of talented, knowledgeable individuals, and there is always something happening somewhere.

    As your community newspaper, The News-Democrat strives to report on the many goings-on in Carroll County, local news that you cannot find in the daily metros.

    To continue this commitment, the newspaper will begin featuring five new local columnists beginning in next week’s Sept. 5 edition.