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Today's News

  • Lady Panthers come from behind to win, 3-2, over Shawe Thursday

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team rallied from two games down to defeat Shawe, 3-2, on senior night, Oct. 17.

    “We didn’t give up,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “That’s been something I’ve preached to them all year long. I don’t know if emotions got to them, because it’s senior night, in those first two games, but for sure people who came to the game got their money’s worth.”

  • Composting is a good option for yard and food waste

    As the fall season progresses, leaves and other yard waste can pile up.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and allows property owners to get rid of yard wastes in an effective manner.

    Fin-ished compost can be used for a variety of tasks:  improve soil structure in gardens and landscape beds, help soil hold nutrients, reduce erosion and water runoff, reduce weed problems as mulch, moderate soil temperatures, and conserve soil moisture. 

  • Extension Homemakers honored at Area Meeting

    Several Carroll County Extension Homemaker members won awards at the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Erlanger.

    The following members received first place in the following cultural arts: pen and ink drawing, Mary Ann Mitchell of Camp-bellsburg; mixed media jewelry, Jennie Smith of Milton; oil painting, Cookie Louden of Carrollton; acrylic painting, Brenda Price of Carrollton; decorative painting, Mary Ann Mitchell; and appliqued quilt, Cookie Louden.

  • Kentucky addresses domestic violence problem with action

    On a typical day across the country, our domestic violence programs help more than 64,000 victims, 1,100 of whom live right here in Kentucky.

    But lack of funds, space and personnel mean another 10,000 have to wait for the services they need, including almost 90 here in the commonwealth.

    These findings, compiled last fall by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, are based on an in-depth survey that has been conducted annually for nearly a decade. 

  • Red Ribbon Week urges youth to live a positive lifestyle

    Whether it is breast cancer, domestic violence or anti-bullying, October is a month to raise awareness and funds for causes that we are all passionate about.

    Here at Champions, we are particularly excited about raising awareness for Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated nationally every year Oct. 23-31. This is a national campaign to teach students the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

    Champions partners with other community partners to decide what dates would be best within our district. This year we chose Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 24, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • County eyes location options for local commodity programs

    Changes will be coming to the commodities distribution programs that serve Carroll County in November. However, officials are still working to tie down the details.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said they are close to having plans in place for the program that distributes commodities to senior citizens. The plans for the regular commodity distribution program, which is on a first-come, first-served basis now, need to be worked out.

  • Panthers break losing streak

    The Panthers football team ended its three-game losing streak Friday night by walloping the Owen County Rebels on the road, 48-7. Carroll almost tripled Owen on offense, 328 yards to 110 yards, and forced four interceptions.

    Assistant coach J.P. Dale said the game went “as good as it could have possibly went.” The team executed the game plan on both offense and defense, and it was the first game in a while when most of the team was back from injuries, he said.

  • Boys soccer plays tough against North, loses 2-0 in Regionals

    The deck was stacked against the Carroll County Panthers coming into the boys soccer 8th Region Tournament on Monday Oct. 21, at Panther Field. The Panthers faced a North Oldham team that had already defeated them 8-1 in the third game of the regular season.

    But Carroll County had grown leaps and bounds as a team since then and was not going to be intimidated on their home field. The Panthers lost the game, 2-0, but afterward, all head coach Ben Crutcher could emphasize was that he could not be any happier with his team.

  • Ladies advance to district championship with 3-1 win

    The Lady Panthers finally slammed the door shut on the scrappy Lady Cats Monday, winning 3-1 in the 31st District Tournament to advance to the championship game. No. 2 seed Carroll County will take on No. 1 seed Eminence, who defeated No. 4 seed Owen County on Tuesday night. The game is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eminence High School.

    The Lady Panthers were up 2-0, but let the Lady Cats back in the game in the third set. But even in the wins, Henry County did not go down without a fight.