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Today's News

  • Local trees yield seeds for state nursery

    Trees planted as seedlings nearly a decade ago at Gallatin Steel will soon help produce new trees across Kentucky through their seeds.

    A crew of five from the Kentucky Division of Forestry came to the grounds of the Ghent steel plant Tuesday, Sept. 17, to gather wild plums for their seeds. They took them back to the Morgan County Tree Nursery where the original seedlings got their start.

    Morgan County Tree Nursery Superintendent Charlie Saunders said his team looks for locations like Gallatin Steel where it is fairly simple to collect seeds.

  • Panthers soccer ties Holy Cross (Covington)

    The matchup on the pitch between Carroll County and Holy Cross (Covington) was one of those games you wish would have gone into overtime, just to see how it all played out in the end. Unfortunately, it was not a district contest, and the game ended Thursday, Sept. 19, knotted in a 3-3 tie.

    “I thought that was a great game, great effort by us,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “I was pleased with the tie to be our third game in three nights.”

  • Ladies soccer falls to Gallatin

    The Lady Panthers soccer team is still looking for that spark to help turn their season around and to make the game fun again. The girls lost, 3-1, at home Tuesday to district opponent Gallatin County.

    “I’ve got a group of girls right now that’s beating themselves up,” head coach Greg Damron said. “We came out a little more forceful this time, a little more intense. Intensity still isn’t where I need it to be, but we did come out with a little more intensity tonight.”

  • Football falls to Bellevue

    Friday night’s game at Bellevue (3-2) is probably one the Panthers would rather forget. Carroll County lost 48-6 in the pouring rain.  

    “We got taken to the woodshed, plain and simple,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “We weren’t ourselves. We had inopportune penalties that hurt us, and I think the weather also played a factor.”

  • Fiscal holds first reading of ordinance restricting alcohol sales on election day

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an updated alcoholic beverage ordinance for the county that restricts its sale on election day when polls are open.

    The new ordinance is required now that Kentucky law has changed to allow localities to opt to allow alcohol sales on election days.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he wants the county to adopt the same policy that is followed in the city of Carrollton.

    “I think we need it consistent with that,” Tomlinson said.

  • Readers on vacation, Harley Davidson | Sept. 26, 2013
  • Carroll County District Court | Sept. 26, 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,  Sept. 18-19, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Red Ribbon Week stresses the need for drug-free fun

    As summer comes to a close and school has begun, students are getting into a more regular routine. Here at Champions, we are excited about fall’s arrival because that brings Red Ribbon Week and other exciting events.

    You will get to read more about our Red Ribbon Week events in October’s column, but we wanted to highlight an important part of that week early so the entire community can participate. Since Red Ribbon Week is focused on being drug-free, we stress this message to our students and the community alike.

  • Funding for higher education reaps rewards in many areas

    In the late 1990s, when the General Assembly overhauled Kentucky’s public colleges and universities, one of the reform’s central planks was to improve the level of research.

    To spur that along, the state created “Bucks for Brains” and called on the schools to match that money with private donations, an initiative that has since raised more than $800 million.

  • Readers on Vacation, Dapron | Sept. 26, 2013