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Today's News

  • Dodge!!!

    Carroll County Middle School and Lighthouse held a Winter Olympics event Friday. While other events were held, the students’ favorite was playing dodge ball.

  • Westrick in critical condition following car wreck Saturday

    A Carrollton man is in critical condition after his truck went off the side of Hwy. 227 and hit a tree Saturday.

    Bruce Westrick, 57, was driving on Hwy. 227 northbound just past Arby’s when his truck went off the right side of the road and hit a tree head on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, found no sign of braking between the time the truck left the roadway and the time it hit the tree, which was about 60 yards away, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said Monday.

  • Panthers knocked out of state All “A” tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers gave a valiant effort, but the Cordia Lions were just too big and too fast for them to keep up, winning 72-42 in the first round of the state All “A” tournament Jan. 30 at the Frankfort Civic Center. The Lions would go on to defeat St. Mary and Betsy Layne before falling in the championship game to Newport Central Catholic.

  • Sen. Hornback: JCTC has good chance of being funded this year

    A legislative forum Saturday morning with state Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, brought good news to supporters of the proposed Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

    Hornback told the more than 75 people who gathered at the downtown courthouse to meet the senator — new to representing Carroll County because of redistricting — that he supports the project and believes it stands a good chance of being funded this year.

  • Lady Panthers down two players, lose to visiting Lady Pacers

    With two of their top six players out, the Lady Panthers (4-12) hung in with the visiting Switzerland County Pacers (10-5), tied about midway through the third quarter, but were unable to hold on, losing 48-32 Wednesday, Jan. 29.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 6, 2014

    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

  • Ghent citizens weigh in on renovations of City Hall

    Ghent City Commission met in a special meeting Jan. 17 to gather citizen input on the possible renovation of city hall. 

    The old Christian Church in Ghent currently serves as the city hall.  The city owns the building, which houses the city clerk’s office, mayor’s office, file storage area and a meeting room.  Most of these rooms are located at the back of the building; however the sanctuary part of the old church is vacant and said to be deteriorating.

  • Young Panthers hit the court
  • Girls beat Rebels on the road, 52-36

    The Carroll County girls (5-12) held Owen County (0-16) to just one point in the fourth quarter to leave Owenton with a 52-36 win Friday night.

    “We waited until the fourth quarter to start to play, but we took care of business in the end,” head coach Paul Stone said. “I think the first three quarters, the girls were too busy trying not to lose the game and at the end they finally tried to win the game. They got fired up finally in the fourth quarter.”

  • Fiscal court votes to participate in port marketing plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, Jan. 28, to join with 14 other counties along the Ohio River to expand the marketing area for the Port of Greater Cincinnati.

    The port district would grow from its current 20-mile stretch to more than 200 miles, which could place the region in the top 10 ports in the United States in reporting data complied by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.