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Today's News

  • Volleyball falls to S. Oldham, 2-0

    Serve-receive and killing errors continued to be an issue for the Lady Panthers as the Lady Dragons of South Oldham put together three long strings of serving points in their 2-0 win Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Carroll.

  • Panthers open season with blowout win

    The boys’ soccer team opened the 2011 campaign with a commanding 8-0 win Thursday over conference rival Henry County. This was the first opening-season win for the Panthers in its short history.

    “They played really good ball,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “We did a lot of good things, but we’ve still got a lot to learn.”

    The Panthers scored their first goal with about 31:45 remaining in the first half when Brandon Stewart seemingly surprised the Wildcat keeper with a goal in the left side of the net.

  • Proper food choices promote better health for children

    With a new school year, you can pack your child’s lunch and  send your child to class with safe and healthy lunches with these easy tips.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 23, 2011

    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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  • Education secretary urges schools to go tobacco free

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on school-owned property 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    A letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Public Health Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D., sent to superintendents statewide, encourages districts to pass the policy as “the right thing to do for the health of your schools and communities.”

  • City paving list approved, zoning violators to be prosecuted

    After discussing the issue for multiple meetings, Carrollton City Council decided Monday where to spend most of its allotted $90,000 for road paving in 2011-12. “We trimmed down in places we needed to to get the money down,” Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    The following streets will be paved at a cost of $83,177 by Ohio Valley Asphalt:

    • End of Hawkins at 11th Street – widen for truck turn - $2,840

    • Fourth Street between Highland Avenue and Sycamore Street - $0

    • Clay Street between 10th and 11th streets - $7,292

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Fiscal court considers options for Rumpke garbage contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is reviewing two options for its garbage collection contract — one would hold the line on the monthly fee, while the other comes with an increase to cover a central dumpster location.

    Fiscal court opened bids for its garbage collection contract Tuesday during its regular meeting. The only bid came from Rumpke of Kentucky, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is the company that currently holds the franchise.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh opened the Rumpke bid and read off the proposed rates that would run through September 2015.

  • Picnicking in the Park

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.