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  • Basketball briefs | Jan. 9, 2013

    Lady Panthers fall to eventual champ Gallatin in All-A

    The Lady Panthers lost, 71-28, to Gallatin County in the opening round of the All-A tournament at Eminence High School Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    Head coach Paul Stone said he saw improvement over the Jan. 4 game against the Lady Wildcats, especially rebounding.

  • Boys hang close, but fall to Anderson Co., 63-54

    Decimated by injuries, the Carroll County boys basketball team easily could have hung their heads and given up on the remainder of the season. But the Panthers refused and have accepted their new roles and played tough against the No. 2-ranked team in the 8th Region Thursday night.

    Carroll hung with the Anderson County Bearcats the entire way and was within four points at the start of the fourth quarter. But the home team could not get enough shots to fall, while the Bearcats ran down the clock and hit enough free throws down the stretch to defeat Carroll 63-54.

  • Boles scores 33 of team’s 53 in win

    Three starters injured within a span of five games. It was unheard of. But that was the challenge the Panthers faced as they entered a home match-up against Evangel Christian Monday, Jan. 7.

    Senior Brandon Stewart fractured his wrist Dec. 27 against Crittenden County in the National Guard Holiday Classic. Head coach Carroll Yager said they hope to have Stewart back in a couple of weeks, but if he does return he will be playing with either a brace or a cast, limiting what he can do.

  • Early business leaders saw need for chamber to support county business

    “Building Business Together” is the motto for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and the group has been doing just that for nearly 80 years. 

    The chamber is an active force in our community today, with more than 140 business members and a number of local events hosted and supported by the organization each year, including Race Fest, golf scramble, awards and recognition banquet, and regional business expo.

    This monthly article will give you firsthand knowledge about the chamber and the excellent benefits of being a member.

  • Rand eyes pension reform, bond issue

    For most of Kentucky’s history, early January in odd-numbered years has been set aside to give the General Assembly time to elect House and Senate leaders and determine the make-up of the chambers’ committees for the next two years.

  • Harris looks to protect taxpayer wallets

    Hello, 2013! I extend my heartfelt New Year greetings and wishes for a prosperous and peaceful year. I hope everyone had a good holiday. A new year also marks a new season in your state capital.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Senate convened for the 2013 General Assembly Session, a session that will last 30 days. The first week is traditionally an “organizational” week, in which the respective caucuses choose their leaders and committee assignments are disbursed to members.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 16, 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

  • Board of Education | Jan. 16, 2013

    In a brief first meeting of 2013, the Carroll County Board of Education voted to keep its officers in place, as well as officers for the Carroll County School District Finance Corporation.

    Mona Kindoll was voted to remain as chairman and Carolyn Jones vice chairman of both entities. Jon Conrad remains as the treasurer for the board and the corporation; James Crawford remains as the attorney for the board and the corporation.

  • Embs and Gibbs receive All-State honor

    Two members of the Carroll County High School football team were recently recognized by the Courier Journal in Louisville for the fantastic seasons they had. Running back Tyshaun Embs and offensive tackle Josh Gibbs were named Honorable Mention All-State by the paper, which published Christmas Day. This marks the first time since 1994 that Carroll County has had a player named to the All-State team. 

  • Earl Floyd sponsors basketball team contests: Bessie is the boys’ prize for winner of drawing

    Purchase a $1 chance from the Panthers basketball team and you could win a 300-400 pound Black Angus calf named Bessie. However, if there isn’t enough space in the backyard, the winner may choose to have the calf processed into meat.

    Earl Floyd Ford donated the calf to the basketball team.

    Chances may be purchased from any of the boys basketball players or from their parents at the games.