Today's News

  • Sports briefs | Sept. 12, 2012

    Perez kick, C. Damron block in OT gives Panthers win

    It took overtime and two series of penalty kicks, but the Panthers soccer team managed to pull out a 3-2 district victory over Gallatin County on the road Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    “A win’s a win; we’ll take it,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, adding that his team (6-4) did not play very well coming out of the holiday weekend.

  • Creek bridge repair, unkempt properties top court agenda

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is exploring options to deal with erosion at the base of a private bridge off Locust Road, which has cropped up after bank stabilization work was completed there.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its meeting Tuesday morning that the problems were found at the base of one of the piers supporting a bridge owned by Danny Kinman. Photos displayed at fiscal court show how the water in Locust Creek had caused deterioration at the base of the pier, which stands in the creek.

  • Panthers win Two Rivers Invitational

    For the fourth straight year, the Carroll County boys soccer team won their Two Rivers Invitational, held at Panther Field Saturday. The Panthers defeated Evangel Christian in game one and Covington Holmes in the championship to win the tournament.

    Carroll senior Brandon Stewart was named MVP, while the following Panthers were named to the All-Tournament team: Josh McCarty, Jay Damron, Michael Hall and Jacob Beach.

  • Embs breaks single-game rushing record in Carroll win

    Carroll County High School running back Tyshaun Embs is re-writing history during his senior campaign.

    Already the new record-holder for most touchdowns in a game with six and most points scored in a game with 36 against Pendleton County in the season-opener, Embs now holds the record for most yards in a single game. That record had stood since 1980, when Lonnie Mumphrey collected 360 yards against Beth Haven.

  • Kentucky Speedway hosts a Laps for Charity event

    Speedway Children’s Charities and Kentucky Speedway is hosting the Laps for Charity benefit Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m.

    Participants can take three laps in their personal vehicle around the 1.5 mile superspeedway behind a pace vehicle for $30 and have their picture taken in Victory Lane for an additional $10.

    Laps for Charity is open to the public and no reservations are required.

    Drivers must be 18 years of age or older, and a valid driver’s license and proof of registration is required.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 12, 2012

    Hundreds of grandparents participated in this year’s Grandparents’ Day Lunch at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. More photos from this year’s event will be featured in the October edition of Carroll County Kids. Each child attending Winn, Cartmell and Christian Academy of Carrollton receive the monthly magazine, courtesy of The News-Democrat sponsors. Extra copies are available at the Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat office.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 12, 2012

    Work on river walk possibly in spring

    Mayor Gene McMurry said he does not believe he and city council have done a good enough job of updating the public on the status of the river walk, and he wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

    He said he talked to Ohio Valley Asphalt about putting in an asphalt path along the river; however the rest of the master plan designed by Lose & Associates will have to wait.

  • Butler Park event kicks off statewide lodge celebration

    General Butler State Resort Park celebrates the 50th anniversary of its lodge this week with a two-day kick-off event Friday and Saturday.

    Butler Park is the first of six state parks whose lodges were built in 1962 and are planning 50th anniversary events.

    Butler’s event, which starts at 11 a.m. Friday at the lodge, is the only one of the six at which Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and his wife, Madeline, will appear. They will be joined by Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow, Kentucky Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and local officials.

  • Mediation brings settlement in Nohner lawsuit

    The lawsuit filed by Gary and Cheryl Nohner last year against the Ghent City Commission, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and, individually, Mayor Bill Mumphrey and three members of the P&Z – Karen Browning, David Hendren and Caroline Reisner – was resolved through mediation in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 7.