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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 28, 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.

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  • Getting ready for Trooper Island
  • Sports briefs | March 28, 2012

    Softball Lady Panthers 3-2 on the season

    The Lady Panthers defeated Williamstown on March 19 on the road, 16-6. They also defeated Shelby County at home March 26, 5-2.

    Kayla Williamson led the team against Williamstown with four hits and three runs. Michaela Culver had three hits, Sarah Hawkins had two hits, and the following players all logged a hit: Mackenzie Ogden, Mackenzi Hawkins, Kelsey Ogden, Hannah McEndre and Haley Dermon.

    Statistics from the Shelby County game were unavailable by press time.

  • Track Meet | March 28, 2012

    The Panthers were in action Tuesday, March 20 at Shelby County, but were missing several key seniors due to the Winter Sports Banquet. However, the team had strong showings from the sophomores and middle school athletes, head coach Joe Creager said.

    The Panthers were led by seniors Devin Gray, whose performance in the 4x800, 1600, 800 and 4x400 helped earn the Panthers 10 of their 15 team points, and Dylan Jack, who finished 4th in the high jump earning the remaining 5 points.

  • High school looks to hire coach first, then AD

    With the recent retirement announcement of athletic director and girls basketball head coach Randy Mefford, Carroll County High School has big shoes to fill.

  • Players recognized at winter banquet

    The Carroll County High School held its annual winter sports banquet Tuesday, March 20. The following student-athletes were recognized:

    Academic All State Honorable Mention (3.25-3.75 grade point average): Jayla Tomlinson, Brittany Arvin, Tatum McIntyre, Kirsten Arvin, Lauren Moore, John Perry, Evan Mefford, Jay Damron, Michael Hall and Stephan Fornash.

  • Carroll wins home opener vs. Trimble

    The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead and managed to hold off a late-surging Raiders squad to get the win, 5-4, in their home opener Thursday, March 22.

    “I’m really happy about that because we’ve had trouble with (closing out games) in the past,” Carroll first year head coach Josh Mefford said. “We’ve had those bad innings where we’ve kicked the ball around, but this time they hit the ball … We kept our heads in it, and we made the plays we were supposed to make.”

  • Lady Panthers come close, but just short against Lady Raiders

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers battled back from a two-run deficit, but ultimately fell 3-2 to border rival Trimble County Wednesday at home.

    Trimble first-year head coach Tanya Black was overflowing with excitement following the game. “Our first two games we hit the ball pretty decent, but just couldn’t get over that hump and this time we fought hard and did well, very proud of them,” she said.

  • Cost of Kentucky courthouses questioned by lawmakers

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Concerns about state debt has slowed construction on courthouses around Kentucky after a decade where the state built or expanded 60 courthouses.

    Since 2005, the state has completed 26 judicial centers and 14 remain under way at a cost of $590 million.

    The General Assembly hasn’t funded new courthouses, however, in two years and doesn’t have any new ones funded in the proposed Senate and House two-year budgets being debated.

  • The Madness of March