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Today's News

  • Drop your rock: Look to Jesus and love instead of hate

    Forget about the feuds between the North and the South, the Hatfields and McCoys, or even “West Side Story’s” the Sharks and the Jets.

    Dubbed the “A-POP-calypse,” we — at least in the world of pop music — are in the middle of a battle royale between the Katy Cats and the Little Monsters, the fans (or “stans” as they’re called) of singers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

  • Newspaper to move back to Thursday publication day

    Richard Nixon was president, cigarette ads were banned from television, Greenpeace was founded and the voting age was lowered to 18 as the nation remained mired in an unpopular war in Vietnam.

    The year was 1971.

    That also was the year when The News-Democrat moved from publishing on Thursdays to Wednesdays.

  • Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Carroll County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.

    Adopt-A-Highway groups in Carroll County are Friends Of Butler, Dow Corning, Kentucky Utilities, The Ira Louden Family and Carrollton Main Street Program.

  • Swiss Wine Champs

     

    The Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders won first place at this year’s Swiss Wine Festival Cheer Competition. The Lady Panthers defeated four other teams.

  • Loss to North Oldham one to grow on for Panthers

    Carroll County suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of top-25 team North Oldham, 8-1, Tuesday, Aug. 27.

    The Mustangs (5-0) led 4-1 at halftime, but the Panthers stepped up their defense in the second half. Good overall defense and multiple diving saves from sophomore keeper Cody Damron kept the Mustangs out until the 33rd minute when head coach Ben Crutcher began making substitutions.

  • Student of the week: Jaslyn Walker, Second grade (Patton)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because we get to count things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Music because we get to sing.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Strawberry Shortcake.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Princesses”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure where, but want to go

  • Schools expand avenues for parent involvement

    Watch Dogs, All-Pro Dads Breakfast and Panther Tots Club are just a few of the parent-driven initiatives in the Carroll County School District, and there is more to come.

    Watch Dogs is offered at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elem-entary. For Watch Dogs, fathers and father figures volunteer to spend the day in their child’s school building. They have a set schedule to follow that takes them through five different classrooms throughout the day, one of which will be their own child’s classroom.

  • Carrollton City Council | Aug. 26 meeting

    Kemper hired for riverbank work

    City council accepted Kemper Construction’s low bid of $14,000 to excavate the Ohio River bank from Point Park to Welch’s Riverside Restaurant at Fifth and Main streets at the Aug. 26 meeting.

    The city received two other bids: Martin Excavating for $19,500 and Lykins Construction Co. for $22,000.

     

    Road work approved on Court and Fifth

  • Lady Panthers golf | Sept. 4, 2013

    Carroll golf competes at Class A tourney

    The Lady Panthers shot a team score of 440 in the Class A Tournament, held Aug. 27 at Sugar Bay.

    Hannah McMahan led the team with a 97, followed by Jadyn Bailey, 104; Ciara Hamilton, 117; Natalie Bennett, 122; and Chasity Taylor, 124.

    The boys golf team also competed in the Class A, but results were unavailable by press time.

     

    Bailey leads ladies in match

  • Prestonville City Commission | Aug. 19, 2013

    Citizens ask questions about recent audits

    During the citizen’s comments portion of the Aug. 19, Prestonville Commission meeting, former mayor Spike Barnes addressed the mayor  and commissioners regarding the information included in the recent audit for 2010 and the auditor’s results. 

    Barnes wanted to set the record straight, and let the group know that he was not the mayor for part of 2010, as the audit had stated.