Today's News

  • Vevay’s Swiss Wine Festival celebrates 41st year

     The 41st annual Swiss Wine Festival will be held Thursday, Aug. 23 the Sunday, Aug., 26, at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, Ind.

    The Swiss Wine Festival is a four-day celebration that commemorates Switzerland County’s winemaking roots and bragging rights as the “Birthplace of the First Successful Commercial Winery in the United States.” 

  • One person killed, three injured in collision involving ambulance       

     A July 24 collision between a Gallatin County ambulance and an SUV left one person dead and sent three others to the hospital, according to a Kentucky State Police news release  

    The crash occurred about 10 a.m. on Hwy. 127 North in Gallatin County, the release said. 

  • Prescription drug bill already making changes

     Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Just days after a landmark prescription drug abuse law took effect, Gov. Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and medical providers to report the law has already effected changes in the medical field and positioned Kentucky as a national leader in battling prescription abuse.

  • Fresh start for ladies after dismal 2011

    After finishing near the bottom of the region last season (5-18), the Lady Panther volleyball team has re-grouped and is ready to wipe the slate clean.

    “I’m excited and ready to start anew,” head coach Kristen Hooper said. “I think we’re going to be a really strong team this year. I feel like we get a lot of energy from our younger ones and experience from our older ones. It makes for a very good combination to drive us towards our goals and succeed.”

  • Black and Gold

      The Carroll County High School soccer teams’ intersquad scrimmages took place Saturday, July 28 on the high school practice field.

  • Trees available with donation to Arbor Day

    Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation’s Trees for America campaign for joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August, with a $10 donation. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6-12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

  • Boys golf looks to improve behind seniors, new coach

    With the retirement of long-time Carroll County High School boys golf head coach Warren McEuen, first-year head coach Josh Mefford takes the reins of a team with both experience and up-and-coming talent.

    Seniors Nick Abbott and Zach Beckham lead this year’s squad of about nine players; however Mefford said he expects to pick up a few more when school is back in session.

  • Poker Run - Aug. 1, 2012

    Third Annual Poker Run, helping kids in our neighborhood, Christmas in August will be held Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. The ride will start and end at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per rider and $5 extra poker hand. Door prizes, raffle items and 50/50 split the pot will be offered. Rain date is Aug. 26.

  • Celebrating Reading

     Carroll County Public Library Summer Reading Program finished up on July 25 with a performance by juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn from Dayton, Oh. The Summer Reading Program is designed to help children keep up their reading level when school is not in session. 

  • 1,000 books before kindergarten


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Aiden Lilley, 5, was the first person to complete the Carroll County Public Library program called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

    While children of ages one to five are elligible for the program, Lilley was already five before he began. This left him only from January to August to read the allotted 1,000 books.