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Today's News

  • Softball briefs | May 23, 2012

    Carroll beats Shelby

    The Lady Panthers scored one run in the third – off an RBI single by Kelsey Ogden – and two in the sixth – from four errors – to leave Shelby County with a 3-1 win May 10.

    Sarah Hawkins pitched an entire game, striking out five batters and walking just one. Mackenzi Hawkins collected two singles, while Mackenzie Ogden and Kayley Perry also singled.

    Perry pitches no-hitter on senior night

  • Baseball briefs | May 23, 2012

    Trimble beats Carroll 9-4 in NCKC

    Carroll could not pull out the hat trick against Trimble this season, falling 9-4 in the NCKC tournament May 10.

    Raider Jordan Tingle pitched a fantastic game, whiffing 11 Carroll batters. Carroll head coach Josh Mefford said Tingle hit his spots and had his curve ball working well. “It was very deceptive for us.”

    Down 1-0, Trimble scored six runs in the bottom of the third, capped by a grand slam by Dylan Staples.

  • Beach joins N-D for summer internship

    Carroll County native Sarah Beach has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a summer intern.

    Beach, a 2011 Carroll County High School graduate, just completed her freshman year at Western Kentucky University where she is a communications studies major.

    Many local residents will know Beach because of her involvement in activities while at CCHS. She played soccer and tennis, was president of the student body, took part in theater productions and was a member of the academic team.

  • Senate’s balanced postal reform bill is the best solution

     Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • New motor vehicle insurance notices to begin in June 2012

    County Clerk Alice Marsh says an important insurance law for Kentucky motorists will soon be implemented in Carroll County and across the Commonwealth.

    As mandated by the Kentucky General assembly, the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation on June 1 will begin mailing notices to owners of registered motor vehicles identified as having been without personal insurance coverage for more that 60 days.

  • Governor proclaims May beef month in Kentucky

     The weather is getting warmer, and Kentuckians are again firing up their grills for tasty burgers and steaks. Gov. Steve Beshear recognizes this American tradition and has proclaimed May 2012 Beef Month in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

     “I urge all Kentuckians to support Kentucky’s beef cattle industry and to salute the cattle farmers for their contribution to Kentucky’s agricultural and rural economy during the month of May,” Beshear said.

  • Interpreting and using Expected Progeny Differences

     With a little understanding, Expected Progeny Differences may actually be the best tool producers have to address the genetics of their herds.

    While calculating EPD takes a lot of math, producers do not have to do the math; they just need to understand the answers. The calculation results usually appear in the first pages of a sire summary before the actual EPD tables. They may look a little confusing, but the information is very beneficial. It comes down to the fact that you are buying the DNA of a particular animal.

  • State parks are the perfect place for summer activities

     This is the perfect time to take in the beauty in the state of Kentucky and the good news is that you can get in a lot of good exercise while we are doing it.

    In fact, walking and hiking can help you lose weight, decrease blood pressure and improve bone strength.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Quincy Hogan

    Some may call it a “good walk spoiled.” But to Quincy Hogan, golf is a sport that takes both mental and physical ability, one that is challenging but can also be a way to interact with people from across the state. 

    For as long as she can remember, Hogan has played golf and had an interest in animals. Soon she will be able to pursue both of her loves at the collegiate level as she moves on to Cumberland University with a spot on the women’s golf team and an academic track to being a veterinarian.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Sergio Pascual

    When Carroll County High School senior Sergio Pascual went down with a fractured tibia against Walton-Verona toward the end of soccer season, doctors told him he would not be able to play tennis this spring; there was no way the leg would be strong enough.

    But Pascual proved everyone wrong.

    He dedicated himself to rehabbing his leg and was back on the court at the start of the season. He was undefeated and dropped just one set the entire regular season.