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Today's News

  • Lawmakers compromise to OK two-year budget

    When House and Senate leaders first sat down early last week in budget negotiations, most of the major issues had already been decided.

    Each chamber, for example, supported Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to cut most state agencies by more than 8 percent next fiscal year to balance the books, and then maintain that level of spending in the following year. Both the House and Senate believe it is important to live within our means, and to rely as little as possible on one-time funding sources to cover recurring expenses.

  • Cedar rusts threaten apple crops during warm spring

    Warmer-than-normal conditions this spring are causing a few concerns for apple growers. The biggest threats are cedar rusts and fire blight.

    Cedar rust galls are developing. As galls swell, they produce spores that threaten apple (and sometimes crabapple and hawthorn).

    Swelling galls were observed on cedar in Lexington in mid-March.  Warmer temperatures in Western Kentucky provided conditions for even earlier gall development.

    These galls indicate that rust pathogens are releasing or preparing to release infective spores.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 4, 2012

    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, March 28-29, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Gray, Jack top eight in state

    Carroll County seniors Devin Gray and Dylan Jack ranked in the top eight in the state in their respective events in the first Outdoor Power Rankings of the 2012 season. Gray is currently ranked eighth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.81. He has his sights set on the school record in the boys 800 meter that was set by D’Anthony Collins at the 2008 State Track Meet with a time of 2:03.46.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

    Watch the video on Josh on the homepage under Multimedia.

  • Lady Panthers finish second at home meet

    Carroll County celebrated multiple first-place finishes in their second All Comers meet Tuesday, March 27. The Panthers hosted Grant County, Boone County and Covington Holmes. The girls finished in second place overall, while the boys came in fourth place.

    For the Lady Panthers, Karly Prosser had strong showings in the shot put (first place) and discus (second place to Carroll’s Raenah Hawkins), and helped her 4x100 meter relay team in a strong race, head coach Joe Creager said.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

  • Girls tennis team sweeps Williamstown at home

    The Lady Panthers defended their home court Thursday, March 29, beating the visiting Lady Devils 5-0. While the team was still not at full strength, the girls played well, head coach Juan Fernandez said.

    Seventh grader Jessi Dermon competed in her first match as a singles player. She came back in the first set to force a tie breaker, but ultimately came up short. However, she dominated in the second set and finished out to win in the third, he said.

  • Lady Panthers down Lady Rebels

    Senior Kayley Perry hit her first home run of the season, as Carroll County defeated district rival Owen County 5-3 at home Thursday, March 29.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 4, 2012

    Wednesday, April 4

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, April 5

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at 7 a.m. at Butler Park lodge.

     Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, April 6