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Today's News

  • CCAS to begin opening county shelter in March

    Beginning March 1, volunteers with Carroll County Animal Support will begin opening the county shelter on Boone Road to allow area residents to adopt dogs.

    The volunteer program cleared its final hurdle at the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting as the county agreed to pay $267.18 for liability insurance that will allow a volunteer program to operate at the shelter, if the policy meets with the county attorney’s approval.

  • SelfRefind to pay $15.75 million fine for unnecessary tests, alleged fraud

    A chain of opiate addiction recovery centers that operates a clinic in Carrollton and a Russell Springs clinical laboratory, along with two physician owners, agreed to pay the U.S. government millions of dollars to resolve civil allegations that they fraudulently billed federal health care programs for medically unnecessary and excessive urine tests.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 13, 2014

    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.

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  • Carrollton City Council | Feb. 10, 2014

    CU to provide natural gas to four industries through 2026

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution ratifying and authorizing a contract through Carrollton Utilities with Gallatin Steel that will provide the company natural gas for one year.

    Council then approved another resolution to extend the industrial contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed, North American Stainless and Gallatin Steel through 2026. Previously, CU had ratified contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed and NAS for five years.

  • Panthers dominate Warriors, 77-43, Monday

    Carroll County went on a scoring spree in the second and third quarters, 50-21, and played solid defense throughout to defeat the visiting Eminence Warriors, 77-43, Monday.

    The Panthers weren’t into the flow of the game early, Panthers’ head coach Carroll Yager said, and the Warriors matched them basket for basket. The two teams were knotted at 12 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Lady Panthers Basketball | Feb. 13, 2014

    Lady Panthers win big over Eminence

    Carroll County defeated district opponent Eminence, 44-6, Saturday.

    “Eminence is very young. They are a rebuilding team,” head coach Paul Stone said. “(But) the Eminence girls played very hard. They didn’t give up.”

    All of the Lady Panthers who were not injured played and scored, except for junior Lauren Moore who started the game but was immediately taken out due to an injury suffered the night before against Grant County.

  • Snowed out: Basketball games not rescheduled

    Due to time constraints and weather, seven Carroll County High School basketball games will not be rescheduled. The boys will not be rescheduling games with Trimble County, South Oldham and Anderson County. The girls will not be playing Trimble County, Southwestern, Lloyd Memorial and Cooper. 

    The following is the remaining schedule this season, weather permitting: 

    Friday, Feb. 14

    Girls at Williamstown; JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

    Boys at Owen County; varsity at 8 p.m.

  • Watch the Carroll County Judge-Executive debate LIVE!

    The Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America and The News-Democrat are co-sponsoring a debate with the five Carroll County Judge-Executive candidates tonight at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary. Click the link to watch the debate live: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCCSchoolsKY

  • Program helps farmers develop good practices

    As tobacco producers make their way to receiving stations, chances are they will be encouraged to sign up for a Grower ID through an organization called GAP Connections.

    GAP stands for Good Agri-cultural Practices, and GAP Connect-ions is a nonprofit organization aiming to create awareness and cultivate positive environmental and social impact through good agricultural practices in the tobacco industry.

  • Sports drinks vs. water: water wins for most people

    While the public is being bombarded with messages to drink fluids during exercise, research evidence is lacking that sports drinks, over plain water, are actually necessary to stay hydrated.

    According to the advice of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietet-ics, Sports Nutrition manual, individuals exercising 45 minutes or less, even at a moderate rate, don’t need sports drinks in place of water during their workout.