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Today's News

  • Transportation officials discuss county road projects for 2012

    Kentucky Transport-ation Cabinet representatives discussed secondary roads and county projects at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Feb. 29.

    District 6 Maintenance Supervisor Ken McCarty presented the program on secondary roads. Carroll County will be allotted $614,328 in fiscal year 2012-13 from the state and have $57,991 in undistributed funds from last year. About one-third ($246,100) will be spent on maintenance and traffic for the 48.3 miles of roads, while $3,862 is designated as county judge-executive expenses and $122,866 in “flex funds.”

  • Beshear issues consumer protection order activating price gouging statute

    Kentucky Press News Service

    After multiple tornadoes and severe storms caused heavy damage across the state, Gov. Steve Beshear Saturday signed a consumer protection executive order at the request of Attorney General Jack Conway to implement Kentucky’s price-gouging laws statewide as of Friday, March 2.

  • Getting technical
  • Track team competes in Mason-Dixon Indoor

    The Panthers Track team was in action Saturday at the 52nd annual Mason-Dixon Indoor Games. Andie Hardesty led the Lady Panthers with a third place finish in the high jump.

    The Panthers were led by Austin Blankenship, who finished in seventh place in the pole vault, and Devin Gray, who set a new Panther 1500 meter indoor record with a time of 4:56.76.

    This was the final 2012 indoor meet for Carroll County. The full Panther team will be back in action on Tuesday, March 13 at home for the first outdoor meet of the season.

  • CCHS softball returns with one senior, new coaching staff for 2012 season

    Dennis Hawkins moves up from assistant coach to take the reins as head coach of the Lady Panthers softball team this season. The team has just one senior leader, pitcher Kayley Perry, and will rely heavily on a class of experienced sophomores. The team also has two freshmen and six seventh graders.

  • Reader submitted photos of the tornado
  • New salt boxes
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 7, 2012

    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

  • Firefighter Andrew Stark remained on post

    Nineteen-year-old firefighter Andrew Stark watched as dark, swirling storm clouds rushed at him as he stood outside Milton Fire Station No. 2 on Friday afternoon. A number of volunteers preparing for a planned ALS fundraiser set for the following day had been in earlier but had scattered for their homes when the storm warnings sounded. Now Stark manned the station alone.

  • TORNADO HITS COUNTY

    Standing in the middle of what used to be her bedroom, Barb Long tears up as she describes the moment that passed so quickly, but left so much destruction behind.

    She and her husband, M.G., knew the tornado was coming, and “did the things we were supposed to do” to prepare.

    Just before it hit, Barb was sitting on the couch in the basement, waiting on M.G. to join her. M.G. had just closed the kitchen door leading to the garage, had turned and taken one step down the stairs when the roof blew off the stairwell and insulation fell down into his face.