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Today's News

  • Harris looks to protect taxpayer wallets

    Hello, 2013! I extend my heartfelt New Year greetings and wishes for a prosperous and peaceful year. I hope everyone had a good holiday. A new year also marks a new season in your state capital.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Senate convened for the 2013 General Assembly Session, a session that will last 30 days. The first week is traditionally an “organizational” week, in which the respective caucuses choose their leaders and committee assignments are disbursed to members.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 16, 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.

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  • Board of Education | Jan. 16, 2013

    In a brief first meeting of 2013, the Carroll County Board of Education voted to keep its officers in place, as well as officers for the Carroll County School District Finance Corporation.

    Mona Kindoll was voted to remain as chairman and Carolyn Jones vice chairman of both entities. Jon Conrad remains as the treasurer for the board and the corporation; James Crawford remains as the attorney for the board and the corporation.

  • Embs and Gibbs receive All-State honor

    Two members of the Carroll County High School football team were recently recognized by the Courier Journal in Louisville for the fantastic seasons they had. Running back Tyshaun Embs and offensive tackle Josh Gibbs were named Honorable Mention All-State by the paper, which published Christmas Day. This marks the first time since 1994 that Carroll County has had a player named to the All-State team. 

  • Earl Floyd sponsors basketball team contests: Bessie is the boys’ prize for winner of drawing

    Purchase a $1 chance from the Panthers basketball team and you could win a 300-400 pound Black Angus calf named Bessie. However, if there isn’t enough space in the backyard, the winner may choose to have the calf processed into meat.

    Earl Floyd Ford donated the calf to the basketball team.

    Chances may be purchased from any of the boys basketball players or from their parents at the games.

  • Friday night hoops

    The Christian Academy of Carrollton Eagles battled the visiting Academy for Individual Excellence Cougars Friday night. The teams played three games - middle schools boys, JV girls and JV boys.

  • Earl Floyd sponsors basketball team contests: Complete the shots and win cash toward a car

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers are sponsoring a 24-second Progressive Shot, sponsored by Earl Floyd Ford.  If the individual drawn successfully hits a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half court shot in 24 seconds, he or she will win $30,000 toward the purchase of a new Ford vehicle from the dealership.

  • Worthville petitioned to allow single-wide trailers within city

    Several residents of Worthville are asking the city commission to consider revamping an ordinance that prohibits the installation of single-wide mobile homes on properties within the city limits.

    During the commission’s regular meeting Thursday night, Jan. 10, Belinda Phillips presented a petition with 73 signatures of residents living in the city asking for the ordinance to be changed.

  • Eaves celebrates 100 years, all in Carroll

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Lillian Eaves celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

    According to Barbara Long, this would make her the same age as U.S. President Richard Nixon, had he lived. Both Eaves and Nixon were born on Jan. 6, 1913.

  • City council to discuss annexation

    Councilman Robb Adams told fellow councilmembers during the comments period that he is in favor of the city of Carrollton annexing into the county on Hwy. 227 to I-71 and wanted their opinions on the subject.

    He also encouraged everyone to look at state House Bill 11, sponsored by Rep. David Floyd of Bardstown.