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Today's News

  • Turnovers topple Panthers’ hopes, lose on the road to Walton-Verona

    Four first half turnovers doomed Carroll County’s chances Friday against Walton-Verona, as the Bearcats won, 48-21.

    The Panthers fumbled the ball twice, and quarterback John Michael Adams threw two interceptions. “We had a lot of turnovers in the first half that we couldn’t overcome,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday.

  • Carroll earns district No. 1 seed with win over Henry County

    The Carroll County boys soccer team sits atop the 31st District heap heading into the district tournament. The Panthers defeated Henry County, 5-0, on the road Monday to clinch the No. 1 seed. They will take on the No. 4 seed on Monday, Oct. 14, in the tournament.

    Who they will play will be determined Thursday, Oct. 3, when Owen County takes on Henry at home. The winner will become the No. 2 seed, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will be determined by a coin flip.

  • Panthers play tough against Pioneers

    The final score is not a true indicator of what really happened Tuesday night between the Carroll County and Simon Kenton boys soccer teams. The Panthers may have lost 5-3 to the visitors from Northern Kentucky, but the home team played tough the entire night against their much bigger opponent. Not only is Simon Kenton a 6A-size school in football, many of its players are more than a head taller than the Carroll County players.

  • Girls soccer honors first four-year class, eight seniors total

    The Carroll County High School girls soccer team celebrated a momentous occasion Saturday night against Cooper High School, as eight seniors played in the final home game. Seven of the eight have been with the program since it separated from the boys team, making this the first four-year class of seniors. The seven four-year seniors are Angel Carbajal, Carley Hunter, Sierra Martinez, Alex Skirvin, Nicki States, Kaylin Wallace and Aleshia Winburn. Fellow senior Kayla Anderson is a two-year player.

  • Defending our home court: Volleyball beats Owen, Gallatin

    Carroll County High School volleyball knocked off two district opponents back to back at home last week to improve their record to 5-3 in the district, 9-11 overall.

    The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 3-0, Wednesday and Gallatin County, 3-1, Thursday. 

    Carroll County dominated Owen County in games one and two, winning by wide margins, 25-17 and 25-9.
    After falling behind at the start 4-0, the Lady Panthers tied the game at 7 on a kill by Stevie Ogburn and never looked back. The girls served 79 percent and had an 88 percent serve-receive.

  • School menu | Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange, applesauce; breakfast: Bacon sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Oct. 4: Sloppy Joe with bun, potato wedges, kale, apple, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, Oct. 7 – Friday, Oct. 11: No school, Fall Break 

  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 3, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday,  Sept. 25-26, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Student of the week: Yhazzy Bright First grade (Roos)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “We get to do fun stuff.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art because I like to paint.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Just Like Me”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Seven Habits”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    He wants to go, but not sure where yet.

  • Church News | Oct. 3, 2013

    Wesleyan church plans 90th year celebration

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street, is celebrating 90 years at a special service during its revival Sunday, Oct. 20.

    District Superintendent Marlin Hotle will serve as the evangelist and speak at the church.

    All former pastors and district superintendents have been invited. There also will be an afternoon concert with Jay and Amber Wisler.

    Apostolic church sets anniversary services

  • Community Calendar | Week of Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5

    The 2013 Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-11 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, a parade, bucket brigade, sing-off competition and more. See pages 8-13 for additional information.

    Friday, Oct. 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.