Today's News

  • ‘Peace Be With You’

    During the season after Easter, we read a lot of amazing stories about the appearance of Jesus to the disciples and others. The appearance of the Risen Lord made the disciples courageous fishers of men. Our challenge during this Easter season is to have the same experience of Easter joy that the disciples had. How do we prepare for this?

  • Carrollton Utilities asks residents to call 811 before digging projects

    Carrollton Utilities encourages residents to always call 811 a few days before digging

    April marks the sixth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Carrollton Utilities customers to always call 811 two business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country.

  • You have a legal obligation to report child abuse

    April is child abuse awareness month nationwide. Last year in Carroll County there were 44 cases of physical abuse and at risk of physical abuse on children that were assessed or investigated. There were 207 cases of neglect or children at risk of harm investigated or assessed in Carroll County. Lastly, there were 15 cases of children who were sexually abused or at risk of sexual abuse in Carroll County.

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  • Uncommonwealth: State treasurer’s office might have a surprise for you

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    It’s impossible to argue against the virtues of free money.

    This is an Uncommonwealth about uncommon wealth — the kind waiting for you and me at the Kentucky state treasurer’s office.

    Simply take yourself to the state treasurer’s unclaimed property website, type in your name and — voilà! — there might be money or property waiting for you.

  • Carroll County bests visiting St. Henry in eight innings

    On a cool Thursday evening at Panther Field, the home team kept things exciting until the very end. After building a three-run lead, the Panthers stumbled in the seventh, allowing the visiting St. Henry Crusaders to tie the game. But the Panthers did not fall, scoring in the bottom of the eighth off a line drive down the third baseline by Zakk Hicks to win the game, 8-7.

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  • Burgin ranked 8th in Class A pole vault

    The Carroll County Panthers are pleased to announce that junior Tre Burgin is ranked No. 8 in Class A Track and Field for pole vault in the first official weeks rankings posted by kytrackxc.com, head coach Joe Creager anounced.

     Burgin has only been able to vault once this weather shortened season, but he acheieve a personal best of 8 feet at Henry County. He looks to improve on his previous vault this week when the Panthers are in action at Henry County for the Wildcat Relays on Thursday.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 10, 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.


  • Softball ends slump with win over Grant

    Mackenzie Ogden’s two-run homer over the centerfield fence helped lift Carroll County to a 4-0 victory over Grant County at home Monday, April 8.

    Both teams struggled at the plate against two different types of pitchers. Carroll’s Sarah Hawkins excels at keeping the ball on the ground, allowing her infield to take care of business. She struck out four batters, while allowing just two hits and one walk.