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Today's News

  • Regional business expo offers area businesses marketing opportunity

    The 2013 Regional Business Expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The Regional Business Expo is an excellent opportunity to market your business to thousands of potential customers in the four-county region of Carroll in Kentucky, and Scott, Jefferson, and Switzerland in Indiana.

  • Carroll County District Court | Aug. 21, 2013

    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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15, 2013, at the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Aug. 21, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 21: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; finger crochet, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 22: Bunk O, 10 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 23: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; nutrition, 11:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 26: Christmas crafts with Debbie, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 27: Sweet tooth bingo, 9:30 a.m.

  • Devine attends Lexington camp

    Peyton Devine, a fifth grader at Cartmell Elementary School, attended University of Kentucky’s Coach Calipari’s Pro Basketball two-day camp in Lexington July 31 and Aug. 1. Seven former UK basketball players — Nerlens Noel, Devin Johnston, Tawny Beckham, Julius Mays, Devon Rider, Archie Goodwin, and Anthony Davis — returned to their alma mater (as full-fledged NBA players) and worked with the kids both days. Every camper was offered the opportunity to get their items autographed.

  • Football reunion | Aug. 21, 2013

    The 1963 Carroll County High School football team will be hosting a 50-year reunion at the Friday, Aug. 30, home football game against Henry County. The team, which won the NCKC championship that year, will be honored at halftime. All former players from 1962-1966 are invited to be a part of the celebration.

    For more information, contact Jim Froman at (502) 693-2599.

  • Tough schedule, but Panthers ready to tackle the challenge

    Focus. That is the buzzword for this year’s Carroll County High School football team.

    The team will face a tough schedule this season, one that includes a renewal of the Carroll vs. Henry rivalry and four straight road games against quality opponents. But head coach Mike Weedman and his coaching staff have the Panthers prepared and ready to face the challenge as a team.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 21, 2013

    Patrons may bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items through the end of August. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to Carroll County Animal Support. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • New contest set to find Honey Boo Boo look-alike

    A new Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held at the Sept. 6 First Friday at the Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton.

    The event is sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program and First Friday series sponsors Kentucky Utilities and Earl Floyd Ford.

    As part of the National Honey Month celebration, the Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held for children ages 3 to 10.

  • As fall arrives, library adds offerings for athletes

    Days are getting shorter, but not too short. Kids are back in school, and our community is buzzing with activity.

    High school and peewee football have started and soon you will see boys proudly wearing their football jerseys on game day.  Volleyball and soccer are in full swing, as evidenced by all the cars at the high school, middle school and county park.

    For me, this is the sweet spot of the year. It still is warm, but there is a little chill to the air. Mornings are covered with a fog that lifts off to reveal a beautiful late summer day.

  • New coach, home course for growing cross country team

    Cross country has become newly popular at Carroll County High School, as the team swelled to 33 runners this season.

    First-year head coach Brian Crank said the student-athletes have been enthusiastic and are showing up to practice every day.

    The Panthers will field varsity girls and boys teams, as well as a JV boys team. The team includes seven seniors: Michael Burns, Cody Cruz, Michael Hall, Sarah Hawkins, Sierra Martinez, Brad Osborne and Joseph Parker.