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Today's News

  • Seven soccer seniors play final game for black and gold

    Friday was an emotional night at Panther Field for the Carroll County boys’ soccer team. The Panthers bid farewell to their seven seniors—Devin Gray, Erick Lewis, Junior Martinez, Kaleb Nab, Sergio Pascual, Kevin States, Ian White—who would be representing the black and gold for the last time.

    Carroll struck first, but not often enough to pull out a victory, falling 5-3 to the Covington Latin Trojans (7-10).

  • Pedestrian killed on US. 421 in Trimble

    A Milton man died Oct. 4 when he was struck by a vehicle on U.S. 421 south of Milton.

    Kentucky State Police report that Marshall Kendall, 63, was walking south on U,S. 421 North around 8:36 p.m. and had stopped to remove some debris in the roadway. Kendall was struck by a vehicle traveling in the northbound lane, according to the state police news release. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Trimble County Coroner.

  • Tie gives Carroll 3rd place in conference

    The Panthers’ soccer team had carried their fate in their hands coming into Tuesday’s match-up against Walton-Verona. Win and they would take the conference title. Lose and they would have to wait until next year to raise the banner.

    Unfortunately for Carroll County (7-10-1), it just wasn’t meant to be as they tied the Bearcats (8-5-3) 1-1 at Panther Field. With the tie, the Panthers finished in third place and Gallatin came out on top for the second straight year.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 12, 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.

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  • Carroll falls 2-0 to Trimble in districts

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers battled valiantly in the second game of their 31st District Tournament matchup with Trimble County in South Oldham Monday but succumbed in two games (25-13, 25-22) to conclude the 2011 volleyball season.

    Trimble won the first game handily but struggled to put fifth seed Carroll County away.

    “That’s been our downfall all season,” Trimble coach Ruth Staples said. “We win the first game big and then we relax, and we relaxed too much tonight. I’m glad we didn’t have to go to three games.”

  • Crime brief - Oct. 12, 2011

    An alert neighbor led to a foiled burglary attempt and the arrest of a 30-year-old Milton woman, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The neighbor, who resides on state Hwy. 316, observed a woman enter the home of a neighbor and alerted police, according to Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer for the KSP Campbellsburg Post 5. The neighbor confronted the subject who then fled. The neighbor gave police a description of the suspect’s car, a blue Subaru.

  • Harvest Season Fun
  • Lion's Club 5K Run/Walk

    Carrollton Lions Club holds its annual 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the back of General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

    The course for the event will take participants down Lock Road and back to the rear park entrance for a total of 3.1 miles.

    Race Day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the shelter near the back entrance.      

    There are several divisions for the 5k Run and Walk:  14-under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-older. 

  • Have you met ... Joe Dickerson

    Worthville resident Joe Dickerson loves his country, the military and teaching young people. A Navy veteran, he now spends most of his time leading high school and middle school students in the Carroll County Honor Guard, a group that proudly presents the nation’s colors and armed service flags at parades, high school sporting events and ceremonies.

  • McMurry explores fire chief options

    The days of the city of Carrollton having a paid fire chief may have come to an end with the recent retirement of Randy Tharp.

    That’s one of the options that Mayor Gene McMurry is considering as he reviews the need for a paid fire chief and its importance in maintaining the city’s insurance fire rating.

    The city has worked under a scenario for three months where a paid fire engineer has been handling Tharp’s administrative duties, while the fire department’s volunteer assistant chief took the reins as chief on fire scenes.