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Today's News

  • SO investigating arson case at CCo Animal Shelter

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted arson at the Carroll County Animal Shelter, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

  • Carroll drops close game to Williamstown

    The Lady Panthers (5-14) fought hard, but came up short at home against Williamstown (3-10) Saturday, 36-30. “Our kids really, really played hard that day, but we weren’t quite as sharp as I’d have thought we’d be,” head coach Randy Mefford said. He said both teams are comparable and have had their share of struggles this season, but he was hoping they would have come out on top.

  • Panthers briefs | Jan. 25, 2012

    Carroll falls to Owen in 8th Region All-A Classic

    The Panthers lost to the Rebels in the  8th Region All-A Classic on Jan. 20. Owen County went on to win the championship with a 65-58 victory over Walton-Verona to improve to a record of 14-7.

    Panthers fall at home, 63-57, to KCD Monday

    Carroll County lost at home Monday to Louisville’s Kentucky Country Day, 63-57.

  • Slow and steady wins the race: Carroll defeats Trimble in OT

    Carroll head coach Randy Mefford summed it up best: “It just goes to show you, anything can happen in a rivalry game.”

    The Lady Panthers (5-13) bounced back from a 10-point first quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Lady Raiders 36-34 in overtime.

    Trimble (6-9) had the opportunity to end the game in regulation when referees called a foul with .2 seconds remaining, sending sophomore Paige Black to the free throw line for a pair. Down one, Black missed the first and sank the second, extending the game another four minutes knotted at 34.

  • Board learns nutrition facts about county school district

    Cake and punch is a great way to start a new year and the Carroll County Board of Education did just that.  January is the month for honoring boards of education and Superintendent Lisa James honored the board with cake, punch and certificates.

    The board also began the new year with a new leader.  Mona Kindoll was elected as the new board chairman at the Jan. 5 meeting.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 28, 2012

    Council authorizes $1,500 to advertise community meeting Feb. 16

    By a vote of 5-0 Monday night, Carrollton City Council approved spending up to $1,500 on print and radio advertising for the upcoming community listening session on riverfront development and the future of downtown. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 25, 2012

    Fiscal court agrees to purchase vehicle for county coroner

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday agreed to seek bids on a new vehicle for Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion, seconded by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, to buy the vehicle off state contract.

    District 2 Magistrate Deanie Miller said he doesn’t understand why the county would want to go off state contract.

    “I’d rather buy local,” he said.

  • Redistricting makes Hornback county’s new state senator

    Hello. My name is Paul Hornback and I am your new state senator.

    It is our constitutional duty every 10 years to realign our voting districts according to population after each census. This act fulfills the requirement of one man, one vote. Because of population shifts, the 20th State Senatorial District now includes Carroll County in addition to part of Boone and Jefferson counties and all of Gallatin, Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties. (The final congressional district lines are still being discussed between the chambers.)

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Carrollton Fire Department
    Fire Prevention Office

  • Library gathering on anniversary recounted stories from ‘37 flood

    In 1987, the 50th anniversary of the flood, I was in my fifth year as director of the public library. During those first five years I had heard many of our patrons refer to the flood, had seen the plaque in the court house, had learned that many of the old copies of The News-Democrat had been destroyed as water rose into the newspaper offices, and had begun to gather photographs and articles about that very significant period in Carroll County’s history.