Today's News

  • Lady Panthers stumble out the gate to Lady Rockets

    Intimidation may have been a factor in the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ season and home opener against the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets. Memories of last year’s 9-0 road loss may have echoed in the backs of their minds as they took the field to begin the 2012 campaign.

    The Lady Panthers were down 4-0 at the midway point of the first half and had dug themselves into an 8-0 crater by the half.

  • Wood is an abundant resource in Kentucky

    It may be cliché, but for much of Kentucky’s history, it was fair to say most citizens literally couldn’t see the forest for the trees.    

    The state’s first forester, for example, wrote a century ago that most people “wondered why anyone should be concerned about the forests.” It was considered such a never-ending resource back then that even massive wildfires – which burned a half-million acres alone in 1880 – could not sway public opinion.  

  • Cross country preps for 2012 season

    When new student Austin Crank reported to his first day of school at Carroll County Middle School, he did not expect it to also be his last. By the end of the day, the former Madison, Ind. student had been moved up from eighth to ninth grade because the cutoff dates are different — July 1 compared to October 1 — in Indiana and Kentucky.

  • Volleyball defeats Gallatin 3-0 in home/season opener

    After a slightly jittery start, the volleyball Lady Panthers settled down and swept the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats, 3-0, in their season opener, Aug. 9.

    Carroll squeaked out a tight 25-22 win in game one and commanded the serve in game two, winning 25-11. Sophomore Kelly Layton scored five points off the serve, while sophomore Stevie Ogburn added three more. Senior Ashley Gentry scored two points late for Carroll, including an ace.

    In game three, both teams hunkered down for a battle.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 15, 2012

    County’s real-property tax rate decreases

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to lower the real property tax rate from 4.5 percent to 4.3 percent per $100 assessed property. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson pointed out that in 2003, the real property tax was 13.3 percent. All other tax rates remained the same.

    Locust Bridge to be closed 8-10 days

  • Panther football back under the lights Friday vs. Pendleton

    Heading into the scrimmage against Fort Knox High School Friday, Aug. 10, football head coach Mike Weedman did not know what kind of team he would be putting out on to the field. Normally, scrimmages are not treated like real games; they are used to evaluate individuals. However, this season, Weedman said he used it to evaluate his team.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 15, 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.


  • James selected KMEA 5th District Administrator of the Year

    Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District, has been selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 5th District Superintendent of the Year. James is being recognized for her efforts to increase student participation in the arts since 2008 when she became superintendent.

  • Eldridge graduates from UK

    Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge, daughter of Emory and Jan Eldridge and granddaughter of Earl and Dorothy Floyd, all of Carrollton, graduated May 6, 2012, from the University of Kentucky College of Education.

    While a student at UK Eldridge was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society and was Vice-President of the UK Hunt-Seat Equestrian Team.

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