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Today's News

  • ‘Hard Work Café’ offers safe, fun after-hours place for CCHS students

    When classes dismiss at Carroll County High School, many students remain at school for several more hours to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
    Whether its play practice, band rehearsal or a basketball game, students sometimes spend a lot of time waiting for their evening activities to begin or waiting for their parents to pick them up.
    In a newly renovated space adjoining the cafeteria, stage and gymnasium, students will have a safe and comfortable place to wait. Principal John Leeper calls it the Hard Work Café.

  • Have you met ... Marjorie Bowers

    Carroll County resident Marjorie Bowers conquered her fear of heights by trekking a mountain range in the Tibetan Himalayas.

    Last year, she conquered clostrophobia – fear of tight spaces – by crawling 250 feet down a 3-foot-by-3-foot shaft into the depths of an Egyptian pyramid.

    Now she is fearless, she says with a smile.

    But conquering those fears actually has been more of a serendipitous by-product of her travels to such far-flung, exotic places. Rather, Bowers is attempting to quench her deep thirst for knowledge.

  • College-bound at JCTC-Carrollton

    Current and prospective students attended an open house at the Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton campus Monday night. Visitors had the opportunity to sit in on a class, talk with advisors, learn about financial aid and meet with representatives from JCTC, Northern Kentucky University, Lindsay Wilson College, University of Louisville and Spencerian College.

  • Ohio river crests Saturday morning

    The Ohio River crested Saturday morning at 50.1 feet, below the projected level of 51.7 feet, according to Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins. As of this morning, the Kentucky River had fallen by 2 feet at Lockport, upstream from Carrollton.

    The following roads  in Carroll County have been closed due to high water: Sheehan Road, Old Gilgal Road, Hampton Lane, Happy Hollow Road, Second Street (in Carrollton) and Notch Lick Road.

  • Residents share tea, memories at event

    The Carroll County Extension Homemakers hosted a tea Feb. 16 for the residents of New Horizons Assisted Living
    Residents were treated to tea, sandwiches and cookies, and former members shared their memories of belonging to the Homemakers Club.
    Stories of days gone by and of hobbies and interests brought smiles to everyone.

  • Bridge earns awards for swift action on design

    The expediency with which the planning phase of the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project was completed has caught the attention of the nation’s engineering firms.

  • Composting is a key to healthy soil

  • Essay, art contest winners named

    The News-Democrat

  • Track and field sees return of pole vault for 2011

    The News-Democrat
    The return of the pole vault event and the creation of an elementary school squad are two new changes this year for the Carroll County High School track and field team.

  • Boys tennis home opener set for March 22

    The News-Democrat

    Youthful experience is the key to success for the Panthers’ tennis team this upcoming season. The team lost just one senior last year and returns their number one and two singles players — freshman Raven Powers and sophomore Josh McCarty — and one-half of the number one doubles pair — sophomore Brandon Stewart.