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  • Kentucky has a rich history with many ‘firsts’ for nation

    For generations now, students have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the first native Kentuckian to be U.S. President.

    Technically speaking, however, that’s not true.

  • Congress comes to the rescue

    From The News-Enterprise

    Two refreshing things took place in the nation’s capital Wednesday. First, in a bipartisan deal, lawmakers approved legislation that lowers student loan rates for the upcoming academic year to what they were in June, saving students a great deal of money.

    On July 1, the interest rates for many student loans doubled because Congress, which is tasked with setting the rate, in all it’s gridlock glory, could not agree on a new rate or how to set it.

  • Sleep is necessary for success in losing weight, getting fit

    This month we will tackle the tough topic of fat loss. It is the number one item that humans are more than willing to let go of.

  • Preparing for battle

    Carroll County High School football held their annual training camp July 29-31, at Happy Hills Christian Service Camp in Carroll County.

    “Best training camp we’ve ever had, by far, and we’ve still got another day,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday, July 30. The players have had a great attitude, good work ethic and have not complained once, he said.

    “They’re tired, beat up and sore and they’re not complaining,” Weedman said. “I’m so proud of this bunch.”

  • Celebrating summer
  • Second section blasted on old Milton-Madison Bridge Aug. 1


    The Trimble Banner

    A second section of the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge took the plunge into the Ohio River on Thursday, Aug. 1.

    The 550-foot long section closest to the Milton shore was brought down using controlled explosives by Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc., the Idaho-based company that demolished another section of the bridge a week earlier.

  • Carroll County District Court | Aug. 7, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 31- Aug. 1, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Panthers poised to defend titles

    The Panthers soccer team looks to defend its 31st District and NCKC Conference titles this season. The team boasts a good balance of both experience – five seniors anchor the team – and youthful talent, however the bench will be shallow. 

    “The upside on low numbers is we have more quality players than quantity,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. The team has about 25 players. While there are few middle school players, some have never played soccer before.

  • Ladies change things up in fourth year

    The Lady Panthers soccer team will be changing up its style of play this season after three years of relying heavily on its defensive line.

    Over the past three years, the team has depended on the defensive line to be the backbone and feed the ball forward, he said. This year, the team still has a great defensive line, but head coach Greg Damron said he wants to give the midfield more responsibility. The team also will switch to a stopper/sweeper formation. The goal is to control the ball more and translate that into wins.