Today's News

  • Carroll’s season ends with loss in regionals

    Carroll County’s magical season came to an end with a 5-0 loss to Oldham County (9-9-1) in the quarterfinals of the 8th Region boys soccer tournament Monday night. Carroll County finishes its season with a record of 15-8-0.

    Coach Ben Crutcher said he was so proud of his team. They battled all night against a very good soccer team. Oldham County is a very fundamentally sound team.

  • Carroll County falls to Owen, 59-41, in last home game

    Pre-game festivities honored 12 senior football players, one sports trainer, three cheerleaders and three choir members before the game fireworks began Friday night as the Panthers faced Owen County.

    The Rebels claimed the win, 59-41, in a game that was heavy on offense.

    But Carroll put the first score on the board for senior night.

  • CCHS students solve real-life problems 
in leadership class

    Students in Lynn Eaglin’s leadership class are seeking real solutions to real problems at Carroll County High School. These students who have already met their college and career readiness benchmarks on the ACT are now applying 21st century learning skills to tackle some real challenges from increasing school spirit to reducing the drop-out rate.

  • Community Calendar for week of Oct. 17

    Wednesday, Oct. 17

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Matthew offers Christians a way around their worry

    In the spring of 1871, a young man picked up a book and read 21 words that changed his life.

    At the time, this man was a medical student at Montreal General Hospital.

    He was worried about final examinations. He was troubled about what he should do with his life, where he should set up his medical practice and how he would build it.

    The 21 words that changed his life were written by Thomas Carlyle. The man who was worried was William Osler, founder of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.

  • Fall is the time to think spring flowers

    After last week’s article on mulching and composting yard waste during the fall season, I suspect that your lawns and flower beds are clean as a whistle and ready for planting, right?

    Mulching and composting that yard waste will be an ongoing process during the fall, especially after the high winds we experienced this past weekend.

    The downed leaves will certainly give you plenty of mulching and composting practice.

  • Take steps to keep Halloween food items safe for children

    Keep your Halloween safe from foodborne illness with these recommendations from the Partnership for Food Safety Education:

  • Clinic focused on showing, caring for livestock

    4-H encompasses seven curriculum areas that include animal sciences, communications, family consumer sciences, health, leadership, natural resources, and SET – science, engineering and technology.

  • Public Record for Oct. 17

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10-11, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.


  • Over-medicated, not ready for school

    In election years, politicians often talk about children as our future.

    If that’s true — and who could argue? — two stories last week provided a Dickensian picture of Kentucky a decade hence:

    Only one in four children is ready for kindergarten, the Kentucky Board of Education reported.