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Today's News

  • Lawyer questions police authority outside city limits

    Do Carrollton Police Department officers have the authority to make arrests outside the city limits?

    Though state statutes provide that authority, it remained the question at the crux of an argument made in District Court last week by Carrollton attorney and former judge Stan Billingsley on behalf of his client, Dwayne T. Barnett.

  • Panthers advance to district championship

    The Panthers soccer team took care of business Monday night, defeating Gallatin County, 7-0, in the first round of the 31st District Tournament at Henry County. The boys will defend their title at 8 p.m. Thursday against Henry County. The Wildcats defeated Owen County, 4-3, Tuesday night in a shootout.

    Win or lose, Carroll and Henry are guaranteed spots in the 8th Region Tournament, beginning Monday, Oct. 21, either as a host team or a traveling team.

  • Lady Panthers put forth their best all season, but fall 2-0

    The Lady Panthers soccer team played its best game of the season Monday night in the 31st District tournament. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as they lost 2-0 to Henry County, ending their season. The girls finish with a record of 2-14.

    “That was probably the most amazing I have ever seen them all play together as a group,” head coach Greg Damron said. “We’ve always had one or two girls really always be that spotlight, but tonight, everybody was involved, everybody was making their plays.”

  • Boys win 2-0 on senior night
  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 17, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 9-10, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Stephenson earns top honors in state livestock show

    Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Make wise costume choices to keep children at holiday

    Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.

  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market update

    Both fall 2013 and spring 2014 feeder cattle futures have added more than $5 per hundredweight, or cwt, since early September.  Prices for feeders in Kentucky have been very impressive with many groups of 7wts well into the $150s and several groups of 8wts well into the $140’s.

    It is impossible to estimate carry right now, because the CME Feeder Cattle Index has not been available since the end of September.  However, November and January continue to trade at a $1 to $1.50 premium to October, suggesting a late peak in the feeder cattle market.

  • County’s cemeteries must be preserved

    For many years, I’ve been concerned about the lack of care for the small, ancient family cemeteries scattered throughout Carroll County.

    Last week, I wrote a story about the return of Sarah Morris’ headstone to one of these cemeteries. Somehow, the stone, which had broken from its base, was found among a load of gravel delivered to a man in Switzerland County at least 30 years ago.

    This story made me think about how these sacred places will be lost to future generations if something isn’t done now to preserve what is left of them.

  • Kentucky locations are among nation’s top historic landmarks

    From a historical perspective, it is not much of a stretch to say that some of the Western Hemisphere’s first farmers were Kentuckians.

    That’s because the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky is just one of a few hotspots in North and South America where archeologists say modern agriculture took its first steps.  Early bands of pre-historic settlers found its soil and climate ideal to domesticate such wild plants as the sunflower, whose seeds added both flavor and nutrition to their food.