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Today's News

  • Cuts impact funds for emergency programs

    Carroll County will see about 24 percent less funding this year from the federal Emergency Shelter and Food Program.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson conducted a public hearing on the funding program Monday, Aug. 15, to hear comments on the use of the $7,104 allocated to Carroll County this year.

    Tomlinson said $6,104 will go to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Agency and $1,000 to the social concerns committee of the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

  • Softball champs
  • Golf briefs - Aug. 17, 2011

    Girls finish in second, Quincy Hogan medals

    The Lady Panthers’ golf team defeated Williamstown, but fell short to Owen Thursday at Fairway. Carroll scored 224, while Owen shot 176 and Williamstown shot 256. 

  • District changes may help Panthers’ chase for title

    The Carroll County Panthers’ football team has a single goal for this season: win a district championship.

    “The margin for error is very small, but we feel that it is time that we take that next step,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “This district is ours for the taking.”

  • Seven seniors lead this year’s Carroll cross country squad

    After a three-year drought, this could be the year that the Carroll County cross country team sends a player, or possibly a team, to the state meet.

    Third-year head coach Joe Creager said he has finally convinced senior track and field athlete Devin Gray to run cross country, which he has not done since he was in middle school. However, Creager believes Gray has the potential to advance to the state meet. The last Panther to do so was D’Anthony Collins in 2007.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 17, 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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  • Time Warner Cable to buy Insight for $3 billion

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald Leader

    National cable giant Time Warner Cable, which operates in many areas in Central Kentucky, announced Monday that it will acquire Insight Communications, the largest cable operator in Kentucky, in a $3 billion deal.

    Many in the industry have long expected the deal, given that Insight’s operations are so close geographically to some of Time Warner Cable’s and that Insight’s ownership shopped the company around in 2007.

  • River Valley Winery earns Indy bronze medals

    River Valley Winery won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Carroll County winery was one of eleven earning awards at the event.

    River Valley, located on Mound Hill Road, received bronze medals for its Cayuga White and Loretto wines.

  • City-owned house demolished
  • Sprite to aid school parks

    Summer is over, but Sprite is working to help students swing back into the school year with newly refurbished recreational spaces.

    The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program is giving local schools nationwide the opportunity to spruce up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit and be refreshed all school year long.