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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 19, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

  • Bus crash documentary underway

    By Jeff D’Alessio

    Landmark News Service

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 bus crash in Carroll County that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Five NASCAR events slated for Kentucky Speedway in ‘12

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway announces its 2012 schedule will feature five NASCAR-sanctioned events highlighted by the return of the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” in June and the addition of a second 300-mile Nationwide Series (NNS) race in September.

  • Hard at work
  • Football Reunion

    The Carroll County High School football team is hosting a reunion Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m. at Panther Field.

    Come out for food, fun and fellowship with former teammates and coaches. Free food and t-shirts for those in attendance.

    Special prizes for the alumni that has traveled the furthest and for the oldest alumni present.

    Come and share your memories and your Panther Pride as YOUR Carroll County Panthers take on the Dayton Green Devils on Senior Night.

  • Rebels roll against Panthers

    It was arguably the biggest game of the season for the Carroll County Panthers. A district road test against undefeated Owen County for a shot at the 2A District 5 title.

    Down just 13-0 at halftime, the Panthers were unable to make the most of their opportunities, losing 33-7.

    “We missed several opportunities early to take the lead early in the game, and we couldn’t capitalize on those opportunities,” head coach Mike Weedman said.

  • Hogan shoots 91 at state

    Senior Quincy Hogan competed in the KHSAA Girls State Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 7 in Bowling  Green. She shot a 91, 19 over par, and did not make the cut to advance.

    Carroll County head coach Jay Jones said Hogan “scrambled like crazy on a very tough course with the fastest greens we have ever played.”

    While she is normally very solid off of the tee, Hogan struggled at times keeping her shot straight, Jones said.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 19, 2011

    City to pave three alleys in Carrollton

    Carrollton City Council voted at a special meeting Friday, Oct. 24 to pave three alleys at a total cost of $21,900.

    The alleys to receive the work are located between Sixth and Seventh streets between Clay and Polk streets;  between Sixth and Seventh streets between Sycamore and Seminary streets; and between Ninth and 10th Streets between Sycamore and Seminary streets.

  • E-Warrant system installed for Carroll County, its neighbors

    Attorney General Jack Conway announced the successful implementation of an electronic warrant management system — eWarrants — in the 15th Judicial Circuit, which covers Carroll, Grant and Owen counties.

    The Attorney General’s Office funded implementation of eWarrants in the 15th Judicial Circuit under a $3.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant awarded to the Office of the Attorney General in 2009.

  • Tobacco Festival winners

    There were a host of winners announced during the Carroll County Tobacco Festival.

    Nancy McMahan and Patty Moore each won gifts from the promotional tent at the event, according to organizers. They received a country ham and a gift card from Rapid Fire Auction Services LLC.

    Mason & Mefford Auto Sales also raffled office a $400 gift certificate for free tires, which was won by Kim Polley.