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Today's News

  • Pee Wee football takes the field

     

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets practiced in the heat Aug. 27. Due to the high heat index, the players had to wait until the second half of practice to play in their helmets and pads.

  • Carroll County Conservation District to hold field day

    The Carroll County Conservation District will hold a field day at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19.

    The field day will be held at Christman Farms on Hwy. 55 in Prestonville, one-fourth mile south of the intersection of U.S. 42 and Hwy. 55.

    This field day will spotlight grain bin storage and drying, as well as conservation practices related to that topic. Paul Veech, district conservationist, will speak on filter strips and soil quality.

  • Special activities on tap for Wednesday and Thursday

    Several activities for area residents are set for Wednesday and Thursday.

    At 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, a farm field day will be held at Fairview Place Assisted Living. The Carroll County Extension Homemakers will be assisting with the activities.

    Calling all senior citizens! Don’t forget to come to the Senior Event Thursday, Sept. 12 at Point Park. ”We’ve Been Working on the Railroad” is this year’s theme. It is going to be another great event.

  • Gridiron Panthers fall 38-33 on the road

    Despite a late-game comeback, the football Panthers were not able to convert on a 1st and goal in the waning seconds of the game Friday, losing 38-33 to Moore High School in Louisville. Carroll County is now 1-2 in the young 2013 season, the first time this group of seniors has been below .500 in their careers.

    But head coach Mike Weedman said the group has remained very positive and eager to learn and improve. “I’m just really pleased with their overall attitude,” he said.

  • Girls soccer shuts out Southern 10-0

    The Lady Panthers soccer team saw just how far they have come over the past four years Wednesday night, beating Southern High School of Louisville, 10-0. Southern is a young program that featured only a few players with soccer experience.

  • Volleyball defeats Bellevue, 3-1

    The Lady Panthers fell behind early, but made up for it in the end, defeating Bellevue, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

    Similar to the other games in this early season, Carroll County got off to a slow start in game one, down 12-7. The girls battled back toward the end, but could not overcome the margin, falling 25-23.

  • The News-Democrat moves back to Thursdays

    Beginning next week, The News-Democrat will move back to publishing on Thursdays.

    Subscribers can expect their newspaper to arrive in mailboxes Thursday, Sept. 19, instead of on Wednesday, as it has the past 42 years, Publisher Jeff Moore said Monday.

    For more than 100 years, The News-Democrat was a Thursday newspaper, but made the move to Wednesdays on June 23, 1971.

  • City leaders call for state to toughen drug laws

    Permanently attacking the drug problem in Carroll County and across the state requires a change in the laws currently tying the hands of the local law enforcement and the court system.

    That was the message given by Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday. After bringing a list of suggestions on how to address the local heroin problem to the meeting Aug. 26, Carrollton resident Kathy Tingle returned to see what had been done so far.

  • Butler forests will be ‘devastated’ in 3-4 years

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Parks are looking for public input on how to address the Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is killing ash trees in General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Trimble man arrested for threatening area children

    Local law enforcement is actively investigating incidents in Trimble and Carroll counties where men have allegedly attempted to lure juvenile girls into their vehicles. In Trimble County, one arrest has been made in connection with the investigations.

    A Bedford man arrested in connection with several alleged crimes, including the attempted kidnapping of a juvenile, is out of jail, and “all area residents need to be on alert,” Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said.