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Today's News

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 19, 2012
  • Carroll man dies in tractor accident

    A Carroll County man was killed instantly in a farm tractor accident Thursday, Sept.13.

    Marion “Red” Platt, 75, 855 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders, was bushhogging land on Kings Ridge Road. His farm tractor became stuck while going up a hill, rolled over onto Platt and killed him instantly, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Lady Panthers fall 3-1 to Owen County

    Monday night’s district match-up against Owen County was more than just a soccer game. The Lady Panthers players and coaches sported pink uniforms and the initials “BH” in Sharpie on their hands in support of Carroll County Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Abbott, Beckham, Supplee play in final home match

    The boys golf team said goodbye to seniors Nick Abbott, Zach Beckham and Kyle Supplee in style: They defeated Gallatin County 170-200.

    Levi Stephenson led the team, shooting a 40, followed by Abbott’s 42. Supplee and Blake Belcher each shot a 44, followed by Clint Burgess, 48, and Beckham, 49.

  • Cigarette tax hike generates benefits

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

    Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.

  • Pig roast in the park
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Sept. 19, 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, Sept. 12-13, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Vandalism at county park

    Information is being sought on the person or people who vandalized and stole from a Pepsi machine at the Robert M. Westrick County Park in early September. The damaged machine was discovered on Sept. 5, around 7 p.m. by a part-time parks and recreation department employee, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Pepsi machine was vandalized and the cash and coins were stolen. It appeared that an object was used to pry the machine open, according to a news release.

  • Local elderly couple die in probable murder/suicide

    An apparent murder-suicide was discovered at a Park Avenue residence Friday morning.

    Rhonda Webb found her parents, Elmer G. and Roberta L. Anderson, deceased with gunshot wounds and sitting in their recliner chairs. She reported the incident to the Carrollton Police Department at 8:39 a.m., according to a news release.

    Assistant Chief Steve Abbott and Officer Tim Gividen responded to the Anderson’s home at 207 Park Ave. Roberta was 83 years old and Elmer was 80 years old.

  • Tigers romp Panthers, 30-8, for first loss of season

    The wheels fell off the Panther Express Friday night as the Bellevue Tigers came to town on homecoming night and delivered Carroll their first loss of the season, 30-8.

    The Panthers offense was stymied for most of the night, and they turned the ball over four times – two fumbles and two interceptions – and also had a punt blocked.

    Their defense forced one turnover, a second-quarter fumble that led to their only scoring drive of the night.