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  • Kentucky has variety of specialty license plates

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    If it seems as if you see a lot of variety in Kentucky’s license plates, it’s because you do.

    Beyond the standard “Unbridled Spirit” and “In God We Trust” plates, Kentucky offers dozen of other license plates promoting everything from military service and a love of nature to coal and chiropractors.

    But what’s the most popular? The Herald-Leader asked the state Transportation Cabinet, which offered these statistics on the 3.79 million license plates on the road.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Ky Speedway rewards its fans

    Kentucky Speedway is introducing fan-first initiatives that reward long-time season ticket customers, welcome first-time visitors and focus on family entertainment.

    The five-event speedway season opens with the June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 that features a race-day concert with country music artist Billy Currington, June 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 and June 27 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225. A second event weekend features a 300-mile NNS battle on Sept. 21 and a 150-mile ARCA Racing Series event on Sept. 20.

  • Track competes at Oldham County

    Carroll County track and field junior Ashley Srouder broke her own school record in the girls shot put with a toss of 28 feet 8 inches on Tuesday, April 9 at the Oldham County High School meet.

    The schools competing in the meet were Oldham County, North Oldham, South Oldham, Trimble County, North Bullitt, Assumption, Christian Academy of Louisville and Trinity.

    Eighth-grader Malachi Corbin threw a personal best 104 feet 9 inches in the boys discus. He also finished sixth in shot put for all of the boys team points.

  • Panthers fall in All-A Classic

    Carroll County gave up five runs on four errors in the last two innings to lose, 9-8, to Walton-Verona in the first round of the 8th Region All-A Classic Friday.

    “We had every kind of error imaginable,” head coach Jimmy Ray said. “We gave it away. … The most frustrating loss I’ve been in in a baseball game.”

    The Panthers led, 8-5, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not close out the win.

  • Culver’s two homers lift Carroll to win

    Led by junior Michaela Culver, who launched two home runs over the center field fence, the Lady Panthers softball team defeated the visiting Henry County Ladycats, 11-1, in six innings on April 9.

    Culver hit solo home runs in the second and fourth innings, as well as an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.

    “It was a great game, a good win, and I’m glad to get it,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

  • Softball defeats W-V, Trimble in All-A

    The Lady Panthers defeated Walton-Verona, 7-1, in the opening round at Carroll County to earn a second round game at Trimble County in the 8th Region All-A Classic.

    Kelsey Ogden hit a grand slam in the third inning and followed it up with another home run in the sixth to propel her team to the win over the Lady Bearcats.

  • Sounds of spring
  • Girls tennis nets win over Western Hills

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams took on Western Hills Friday night at the county park. The girls won their match 4-1, but the boys lost 4-1.

    The Panthers teams have not played very many matches because of weather-related cancelations and spring break.

    The Lady Panthers “totally dominated” Western Hills, head coach Juan Fernandez said in an email. The girls are 5-0 this season and keep getting better. He said he sees nothing but upside with the team.

  • Celebrating student art