Today's News

  • Sports briefs | Aug. 22, 2012

    Volleyball defeats Grant 3-1

    Carroll County volleyball defeated Grant County on the road 3-1 Wednesday, Aug. 15. Senior Megan Harris served 28 serves with 3 aces and also had 10 digs. Senior Caitlyn Burke had 8 kills.

    Girls soccer falls 6-1

    Senior Lidia Jimenez scored the first Lady Panther soccer goal of the season on the road Wednesday, Aug. 15 against Cooper High School. Unfortunately, the team lost 6-1.

    Panthers finish second in soccer tourney

  • Rand, Broecker discuss issues


    Landmark News Service

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. – When it comes to two key policy issues facing farmers, the candidates for the 47th House District agree: Nothing should change.

    Incumbent Rep. Rick Rand, Democrat of Bedford, and Republican T.K Broecker of La Grange faced questions from chairmen of the Henry, Oldham and Trimble Kentucky Farm Bureau boards.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Giles celebrate 50 years

    Clifford “Pat” and Louise Fath Giles were married at the Madison Methodist Church on Sept. 1, 1962.  Pat retired from Kentucky Utilities, and Louise retired from the  Carroll County Board of Education.  

    The couple have two children, Becky Woods and Todd Giles and three grandchildren, Daniel Woods, Angela Woods and Hannah Giles.

    Family and friends are invited to a reception in their honor on Sept. 2, 2-4 p.m. at the Carrollton Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall.

  • Lady Panthers lose in shoot out to Henry County

    The Lady Panthers made history Monday night; they were the first Carroll County soccer team to extend a match into penalty kicks. Because it was a district game, one school had to leave the pitch victorious.  Unfortunately, the girls (0-3) were on the losing side of the coin as the team converted two out of five shots compared to Henry County’s three, losing 4-3 at Panther Field.

    Tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, the two teams played two five-minute quarters. The tie remained; so the teams moved on to compete in the penalty kick shootout.

  • Boys lose 3-0 to Walton-Verona

    The 2012 season got off to a slow start for the Panthers soccer team, as they dropped their season and home opener to conference opponent Walton-Verona, 3-0, Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    Head coach Ben Crutcher said he did not have much choice in scheduling because Carroll was in a holding-pattern due to district realignment. By the time he was ready to schedule, the only available slot was at the beginning of the year.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Aug. 22, 2012

    City retains ISO rating of Class 4

    The city of Carrollton was notified recently that it has retained it’s rating of Class 4 following a recent Public Protection Classification Survey conducted by personnel from ISO.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck told City Council Monday night that the city’s fire suppression system, which includes the fire department, dispatch and Carrollton Utilities, earned 64.82 of a total 100 credits. Beck said that total was down by two credits from the last ISO survey.

  • Full STEAM ahead: Project Lead the Way begins at CCHS, CCMS

    After more than a year of planning, researching, and consulting with local businesses and industry representatives, Carroll County Schools’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Plan is becoming a reality.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 22, 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.


  • Hall nets hat trick, Panthers soccer rolls over Henry

    After falling behind 1-0 in the opening five minutes, the Panther soccer team rattled off five straight against the visiting Henry County Wildcats (0-2) for their first district and conference win of the season Monday night.

    Head coach Ben Crutcher said he thought his team (2-2) came out a little slow, but was not worried about that first Henry County goal because he attributed it to his team being tired from their doubleheader Saturday.

  • Jett named Teacher of Year by state conservation group

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recently recognized a Cartmell Elementary teacher for her work educating students on the environment, energy and environmental careers.

    Fourth-grade science teacher Kim Jett was one of two teachers statewide to win the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized July 31 at the KACD award ceremony held at the Marriott in downtown Louisville. She received a plaque and $100 from Farm Credit Services.