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Today's News

  • Draw from deep within to replenish the human soul

    In his book, “The Kingdom Within,” John Sanford tells about a well at an old farmhouse in New Hampshire where his family spent their summers. For many years, the house did not have modern plumbing or electricity; all the water came from the well outside the front door. The water was unusually clear and cool, and the well never ran dry, even during the hottest summers when other families had to haul water from a nearby lake.

  • Spenneburg awarded $500 scholarship

    The Ruth Adkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund on behalf of the Carrollton High School Class of 1950 awarded a $500 scholarship to Carroll County senior Travis Spenneberg, son of David and Melissa Spenneberg.

    The scholarship was presented by Pattie Burgess on May 25 at the seniors honors day program at Carroll County High School. 

    The Ruth Adkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in her memory, a junior and senior English teacher at Carrollton High School. She was also the senior sponsor, as well as sponsor of the year book.

  • Guelda named to BCTC spring dean’s list

    Carroll County resident Sue Ellen Guelda achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 spring semester at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • June 4 golf scramble to benefit Lady Panthers’ basketball team

    The Panther Hoop Club is hosting a golf scramble on Saturday, June 4 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky. Proceeds will benefit the Lady Panther basketball program.

    The shotgun start is at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per player, with a discount available for Fairway Golf Club members. There will be four players per team.

    There will be prizes for the winners, and food and drinks provided after the round. A longest drive contest and a closest to the hole on Par 3’s contest also will be held.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 1, 2011

    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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  • CCHS Football Golf Scramble
  • Honor Guard
  • Zach Wise wins conference, district player of the year

    Zach Wise was named the 2011 NCKC player of the year and the 31st District player of the year, head coach Jay Jones announced.

    All of the awards were voted on by conference and district coaches. NCKC players were ranked 1-12 with 12 being the highest rating, and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

    Dillon Craig and Tyler Gross were also voted on to the NCKC All-Conference team.

    The following players were voted on to the 31st All-District team: Wise, Craig, Gross, Ethan Stewart, Derek Williams and Brady Hill.

  • Carroll defeats Gallatin in districts, advance to championship

    It took two days to accomplish, but once the storm clouds rolled away, the Carroll County Panthers (19-9) emerged victorious over the Gallatin County Wildcats (3-21) 11-0 in the first round of the 31st District tournament on Tuesday May 24. The Panthers were leading 8-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Zach Wise hit a three-run walk-off homerun over the fence in right-center field to end the game by run-rule. With the win, the Panthers automatically qualify to play in the 8th Region tournament at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Council brief - June 1, 2011

    Carrollton city council approved spending $47,647.80 on 18 metal light fixtures for the Two Rivers RV park and a section of trail along the Kentucky River to Point Park at a special meeting held Tuesday morning. Councilman Adam Raker was not present.

    The lights will match those currently in the downtown historic district.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the lights do not need to be bid out because the city has a sole source for the lights. He said Lose & Associates Project Manager Michael Pavin searched all over and found only one supplier.