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Today's News

  • Kentucky industries and cities honored for energy savings

    Even before it became a state in 1792, Kentucky’s energy potential was well-known.

    It all began in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker, one of Kentucky’s early explorers, discovered coal here, and our profile began expanding significantly 40 years later, when the first commercial coal mine opened in what is now Lee County.

  • Panthers survives 2-1 battle over Raiders

    It was a pitchers duel in the opening round of the All ‘A’ Tournament April 16, between Carroll and Trimble. The Panthers held a 1-0 lead for most of the game, adding an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Raiders plated a run in the top of the sixth and had a runner in scoring position in the top of the seventh, but were not able to capitalize, as the Panthers won, 2-1.

    Carroll’s Zakk Hicks struck out 13 batters on 114 pitches, while Trimble’s Michael Dunaway struck out 11 batters.

  • Carroll repeats as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County Panthers repeated as 8th Region All ‘A’ Tournament champions with a 7-4 win over Walton-Verona Tuesday, April 21, at Panther Field. The Panthers will take on 7th Region champ Whitefield Academy at Whitefield later this week. The winner will advance to the state tournament, held at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • Public records | Apr. 23, 2015

    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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  • Road to the title

    Another outstanding pitching performance led Carroll County (6-4) to a 7-0 win over Owen County (5-6) in an All “A” regional semi-final matchup.

    Sophomore Seth Hicks pitched five innings of no-hit baseball to get the win in the Saturday, April 18, game. Hicks walked two batters, hit another with a pitch and finished with seven strikeouts.

  • Two dead in Gallatin County, KSP investigating

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an apparent murder that occurred April 13, at 212 Riverview Drive in Warsaw.

    KSP Post 5 dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 8:39 p.m. about a male complaining of chest pain.  Preliminary investigation shows that Anthony Upton, 51, suffered a heart attack and died after being transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital, according to state police. 

  • Softball falls to Owen, 16-6

    Led by senior shortstop Shelby Gambrell, Owen County dominated at the plate, en route to a 16-6 win in five innings over Carroll County April 15. Gambrell was 4-4 with six RBIs and reached in her fifth at-bat on a Lady Panther error.

    After giving up one run in the top of the first, Carroll plated two runs in the bottom half. Allie Beach singled and was knocked home on a double by Mackenzi Hawkins. Hawkins later scored after a single by Allison Harris to take a 2-1 advantage.

  • Boys Tennis | April 23, 2015

    Boys sweep Trimble

    Carroll County boys tennis swept visiting Trimble County 4-0 April 15. The No. 2 doubles match was not officially scored, as neither team had enough players to compete. However, Carroll County’s duo of Jeremy Walker and Bobby Perkins defeated Trimble’s Dylan Funk and Khris Weaver, 8-3.

    In No. 1 singles, Zeke Kates defeated Kenny Payton, 6-4, 6-2. In No. 2 singles, Perkins defeated Weaver, 6-0, 6-2. In No. 3 singles, J.J. Fernandez defeated Nathan Gibson, 8-2.

  • State aims to improve Medicaid managed care

    By TOM LOFTUS

    The Courier-Journal

    In a step intended to address concerns of patients and providers, the state has decided to seek bids for new standardized contracts to manage the massive Kentucky Medicaid program.

    The Kentucky Health and Family Services Cabinet announced Monday it is advertising for new bids rather than exercising its option to extend for a year current contracts with five managed-care organizations that will expire June 30.

  • Ground bees are usually non-threatning pollinators

    As yard work increases, this is the time of year where I tend to get questions about ground bees.  These bees are important pollinators.

    Nearly 70% of our wild bee species nest in the ground.  They choose well-drained soils in open, sunny areas.  Conical piles of fine soil particles usually surround their tunnel entrances.