Today's News

  • Boys lose 3-0 to Walton-Verona

    The 2012 season got off to a slow start for the Panthers soccer team, as they dropped their season and home opener to conference opponent Walton-Verona, 3-0, Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    Head coach Ben Crutcher said he did not have much choice in scheduling because Carroll was in a holding-pattern due to district realignment. By the time he was ready to schedule, the only available slot was at the beginning of the year.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Aug. 22, 2012

    City retains ISO rating of Class 4

    The city of Carrollton was notified recently that it has retained it’s rating of Class 4 following a recent Public Protection Classification Survey conducted by personnel from ISO.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck told City Council Monday night that the city’s fire suppression system, which includes the fire department, dispatch and Carrollton Utilities, earned 64.82 of a total 100 credits. Beck said that total was down by two credits from the last ISO survey.

  • Full STEAM ahead: Project Lead the Way begins at CCHS, CCMS

    After more than a year of planning, researching, and consulting with local businesses and industry representatives, Carroll County Schools’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Plan is becoming a reality.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 22, 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.


  • Hall nets hat trick, Panthers soccer rolls over Henry

    After falling behind 1-0 in the opening five minutes, the Panther soccer team rattled off five straight against the visiting Henry County Wildcats (0-2) for their first district and conference win of the season Monday night.

    Head coach Ben Crutcher said he thought his team (2-2) came out a little slow, but was not worried about that first Henry County goal because he attributed it to his team being tired from their doubleheader Saturday.

  • Jett named Teacher of Year by state conservation group

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recently recognized a Cartmell Elementary teacher for her work educating students on the environment, energy and environmental careers.

    Fourth-grade science teacher Kim Jett was one of two teachers statewide to win the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized July 31 at the KACD award ceremony held at the Marriott in downtown Louisville. She received a plaque and $100 from Farm Credit Services.

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 22, 2012
  • Carroll, 67 others added to state’s drought disaster list

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that Carroll and 67 other counties have been classified as disaster areas by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the wake of this summer’s drought.  

    With this addition, 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have been declared primary or contiguous disaster areas due to losses caused by a drought that began April 1 and is continuing in many parts of the state. 

    The only four counties not covered by a primary or contiguous disaster designation are Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry. 

  • Bats push back Ghent paving project

    A plan to rebuild Fishing Street from U.S. 42 to Davis Street was put on hold this week, as Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey turns his focus on bat removal.

    Mumphrey told city commissioners during last week’s regular meeting that inspectors had determined that the former Ghent Christian Church, which now includes City Hall offices, is infested with the flying rodent-like mammals.

  • Cement dust in the wind

    A concrete-manufacturing facility located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse experienced two releases of fly ash and cement dust earlier this month.

    During last week’s regular meeting, Carrollton City Councilman Larry Morgan said he was concerned by the releases, which state officials said occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 9.