Today's News

  • Group hopes to aid recovering addicts

    Attendance was impressive as a group of concerned citizens held a second meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park in Carrollton to discuss ways to help recovering drug addicts and their families find much-needed support here in Carroll County.

    Hope Against Dope co-organizers Jeremy Tharp and Jessica Herrell held a meeting at the park shelter house the previous week, during which many people affected by drugs and alcohol addiction spoke about the need for more resources in the community.

  • General Butler Park to host rally for Airstream owners

    Carroll County’s General Butler State Resort Park will host the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International next week, Sept. 11-15.

    More than 65 Airstream vehicles are signed up for camping at Butler Park, from brand-new units to the iconic vintage aluminum trailers, said Larry Spaulding, a member of Region 5’s Kentucky Unit. Region 5 also includes six other units from Indiana and Illinois.

  • Carroll loses 14-7 to Henry in home opener Friday

    It was a grind between the numbers for almost three quarters in Friday night’s clash between the Carroll County Panthers and the Henry County Wildcats. However, it was ultimately big plays and unlucky breaks that led to a 14-7 home-opening loss for the Panthers.

    After addressing the team, head coach Mike Weedman took a few minutes to himself, hugging his wife and children and collecting his thoughts. When asked why this loss hurt so much, he said it is because this group of players have worked so hard as a team.

  • Carroll among 22 Ky. schools to benefit from Race to Top grant

    It isn’t “back to school” as usual this year for 22 Kentucky school districts, including Carroll County. The nation has made a $41 million investment in the districts as a whole, and they are getting ready to prove what they can achieve.

  • Board of Education | Aug. 22, 2013

    Board takes last year’s tax rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to accept the compensating rate of 56.5 cents per $100 assessed value, which would generate the same amount of revenue the board received last year. This is because real estate assessments are flat.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said he believes the board is in a good spot financially. Personal assessments dropped by $80 million, related to the foreign-trade agreement between the county and North American Stainless.

  • Eminence defeats Carroll, 3-1

    Serving and attack errors spelled trouble for the Carroll County volleyball team, as they lost 3-1 to Eminence Thursday, Aug. 29, at home.

    “Overall, our serves killed us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “Looking at the overall stats here, we had 13 service errors and that’s way too many. … Every time you miss a serve, you give them a point.”

    The Lady Panthers also had 19 attack errors, which Eaglin described as “awful.”

  • Cross country wins first meet in more than a decade

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Carroll County cross country team came home from a meet victorious.

    The boys team won first place at Switzerland County Wednesday, Aug. 28, beating Southwestern, Rising Sun and the home team. The girls – composed of mostly freshmen – finished in third place.

    Head coach Brian Crank said he did not realize it had been that long since cross country had won a meet until he returned to the high school.

  • Carroll County District Court | Sept. 4, 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.
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28-29, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Sports Calendar | Aug. 28, 2013

    Wednesday, Aug. 28

    CCHS girls golf vs. Gallatin County at 5 p.m.

    CCHS cross country at Switzerland County at 5 p.m.

    CCHS girls soccer at Whitefield Academy, varsity at 6 p.m., JV at 7:30 p.m.

    CCHS volleyball at Trimble County, freshman at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 29

    CCMS football vs. Trimble County at 6 p.m.

    CCMS volleyball vs. Owen County at 6 p.m.

    CCHS volleyball vs. Eminence, JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

  • School menu | Aug. 28, 2013

    Friday, Aug. 30: No school, Labor Day.

    Monday, Sept. 2: No school, Labor Day.

    Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fiesta pizza, garden salad, corn, banana, peaches; breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Wednesday, Sept. 4: Turkey and cheese with bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, baked beans, chilled broccoli and carrots, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Mini maple pancakes.