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Today's News

  • Mayoral candidate offers his vision for Carrollton

    Editor’s note: The News-Democrat was unable to contact Mr. Coghill for an interview to run with other mayoral candidates. He offers his views in the edited version of material he presented to the newspaper.   By WALTER “SMILEY” COGHILL Special to The News-Democrat There needs to be something done about the city always raising sewer, water and all of the taps and add-on

  • Panthers edge Owen County 10-9 for Homecoming win

     “It was one of the best ballgames I’ve ever had the priviledge of being a part of!” That was Head Coach Mike Weedman’s assessment after his Carroll County Panthers pulled out a thrilling 10-9 win over Owen County, Friday to bring a positive end to the annual Football Homecoming festivities at Panther Field. Leading 10-7, the Panther defense made two monumental, go

  • Lady Panthers ousted from 31st Dist. tourney

    The 2010 volleyball season came to an end for the Carroll County Lady Panthers on Monday. Carroll was eliminated in the opening round of 31st District Tournament action at Oldham County. The Lady Panthers played hard against border rival Trimble County, winning 25-16 before dropping two straight, 23-25 and 15-25, to the Lady Raiders. It was the fifth meeting between the two teams this season wi

  • Panthers lose 69-12 on the road

    The Carroll County football team suffered its second loss of the season at the hands of Christian Academy of Louisville, 69-12 Friday night. Head coach Mike Weedman said Christian Academy is a very good team with experienced starters. “They were really good, and we had a stretch in the second quarter where we made too many mistakes and it snowballed.” Christian Academy scored 21

  • 50th reunion planned at Camp Kysoc Nov. 13

    A 50th anniversary reunion is being planned for former campers, camp staff and concerned citizens who hope to see Carrollton’s former Camp Kysoc reopened as a camping facility for special needs children and adults. A special account has been opened by the Carrollton Rotary Club to accept tax-exempt donations as seed money to be used for a local entity to operate the facility under new man

  • Poker Run Oct. 24 to benefit local Shop With A Cop

    The third annual Shop With A Cop Poker Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 24. Sign-ups will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the front entrance (Hwy. 227) of General Butler State Resort Park with the run starting at 11 a.m. In case of rain on Oct. 24, the event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, rain or shine. Registration fees are $20 per couple or $15 for a single. Extra hands can be purchased for $5. A ca

  • Political candidates respond to questionnaires

    Candidates for city and county offices and those for state legislature respond on a series of questions posed in a questionnaire. Only races that are contested are included in these profiles. MAYOR OF PRESTONVILLE Vickie Burgin Political Office: Mayor Prestonville Age: 34 How long have you been a resident of Carroll County? All my life, and 16 years in Prestonville. Where did you attend hi

  • District should hire additional teacher, build ballfields

    With all the anger at the grassroots level for perceived overspending by government, and news stories about bankrupted cities and states, I’m intrigued by comments I’ve overheard from people who are complaining that Trimble County School District is “sitting on millions of dollars” in its budget. It is true. The district does have a considerable amount of money in its re

  • MES panel requests 3rd kindergarten teacher

    The Trimble Banner Members of the Site Based Decision Making Council for Milton Elementary School voted Thursday to recommend hiring a third kindergarten teacher. The additional teacher is intended to reduce class size for the all-day kindergarten program, which began in Milton and Bedford elementaries this year.   Principal Sharon James told the council that, as of that day, 61 kind

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Community invited to Yenowine service A Celebration for Life is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Bedford Elementary School to honor the late Cmdr. George H. Yenowine III. Mr. Yenowine died unexpectedly on Sept. 19. The Trimble County community is invited to attend. Police search Milton trailer for meth lab Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 and personnel from the Trimble Count