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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 16, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • CAC basketball player to compete in Bahamas this summer

    A local student-athlete has been selected to play summer basketball in the Bahamas. Christian Academy of Carrollton junior point guard Philip Jones, 17, has been accepted to the Sportek Events 2012 Team USA basketball team. There were 250 boys and girls in the United States, all entering their senior year of high school, selected to play overseas in the Bahamas, Costa Rica or Brazil.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award recipients

    The two award winners were selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not be eligible to win again.

    Portraits and stories on Quincy and Sergio will appear in next week’s edition of The News-Democrat.

  • CAC Writing award
  • Champions to form Al-Anon group; first meeting May 24

    The disease of addiction, whether it be to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs, brings suffering not just to the addict, but to his or her family, as well. Family members often are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the messes and adjust their own lives to accommodate the addict, according to Matt Lipe, cooridinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Family members can feel as though they are all alone in this, Lipe said. There are classes and groups for the addict to receive help but often there is nowhere for family members to turn.

  • Luke Yap recognized at WKU graduation

    Luke Yung Yap of Carroll County graduated Saturday, May 12, from Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

    This was the fifth year of the program designed for high school seniors.

    Forty-seven students representing 30 counties from across the commonwealth were recognized during the ceremony in Van Meter Auditorium.

  • Unker earns master’s degree from EKU

    Luke Unker graduated with a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Eastern Kentucky University on May 5. This degree has prepared him work in the field of human resources. While attending EKU, he maintained a grade average of 4.0. 

    He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in sociology and classical studies from the University of Kentucky in 2010.

    Unker is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and is the son of Tom and Charlotte Unker of Carrollton.

  • Marsh graduates from Campbellsville

    Brandi Elizabeth Marsh of Carrollton graduated magna cum laudeMay 4 with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Campbellsville University.

    She is a graduate of Carroll County High School in Carrollton, and is the daughter of Darrell and Alice Marsh of Carrollton.

  • First marathon
  • Student of the week: Hunter Mayo

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “Learning different and interesting things about U.S. history.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mrs. Carr because she is laid back and calm.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Mockingjay”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Chimpanzee”

    What do you like to do for fun?