Today's News

  • Panther golf returns four veterans, wants to win All ‘A’

    Four seniors will lead this year’s edition of the Carroll County High School boys golf team, and their coach has high expectations.

    “Our big goal is to win the Class A and go to the Class A state tournament,” third-year head coach Josh Mefford said. “I think we have a good chance of doing that this year.”

    The team will lean on seniors Levi Stephenson and Clint Burgess, who are the team captains, to post good scores on matches, Mefford said.

  • Meeting individual goals is main focus of girls golf team

    The Lady Panthers golfers look to continue their growth as individual players and as a team this season.

    With the graduation of Hannah McMahan, head coach Tamara Cady said she will look to senior Jadyn Bailey to step into the leadership role. Bailey, who is on track to graduate high school one year early, is always on the golf course practicing and is “super dedicated,” Cady said. “She’s constantly challenging herself. She has fun, but she takes [school and golf] very seriously.”

  • Ky. agricultural production sets records

    Earlier this summer, Kentucky’s farming community got a jolt when the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that no state had lost a greater percentage of farmland from 2007-12.

     Our 6.7 percent decline totaled almost a million acres, which is larger than Land Between the Lakes and the Daniel Boone National Forest combined. The number of farms dropped from 85,260 to 77,064. 

  • Internship gave insight into importance of solid community journalism

    Ten weeks goes by in the blink of an eye. I’ve told several people, even though we published the back-to-school sections in The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner a week and a half ago, it feels like just yesterday that I was taking photos at the moving up ceremony at Carroll County Middle School.

    What have I learned in 10 weeks? I don’t even know where to begin.

  • 6 states target distracted drivers

    FRANKFORT — An unprecedented number of  distracted driving citations were issued June 20-26, during a multi-agency enforcement campaign called the “Six State Trooper Project.”

    Kentucky State Police joined forces with state police agencies from Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana on major interstates. A total of nearly 2,000 citations were handed out for infractions including texting or using a cell phone while behind the wheel and for reckless or careless driving.

  • Foggy conditions contribute to fatal wreck on Hwy. 36 West

    A fatal accident just after 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, about a mile east of the Milton city limits, blocked traffic on Hwy. 36 West for several hours.

    A Kentucky State Police news release stated that Jennifer Lundergan, 21, of Huntingburg, Ind., attempted to pass another vehicle as she traveled toward Milton in foggy conditions. Lundergan’s minivan struck an SUV headed toward Carrollton head on, sending both vehicles into an embankment on the south side of the road near the Richwood Plantation.

  • Chamber banquet offers food, fun and networking

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards and recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 14, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

    Chamber of Commerce President Mark Smith said the banquet is one of the organization’s premiere events.

    “It’s been a signature event for Chamber for a long time,” Smith said.

    He gave credit for the event’s success in recent years to banquet committee chairwoman Michelle Goff.

  • Miller seeks zoning change to move car lot

    Supporters of a plan to put a used-car lot on the northeast corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue went before the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission during a public hearing Monday night, Aug. 4.

    Longtime businessman Dean Miller, who owns Miller’s Auto Sales at 1305 Highland Ave., is in negotiations with officials from a company that plans to buy that property and build a grocery store.

  • Career funding aids with job training


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.

  • One man injured after motorcycle accident


    The News-Democrat Intern

    One man was injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 22, on Kings Ridge Road in Carroll County.

    Timothy Besselman, 40, of Carroll County was traveling northbound on Kings Ridge Road when a deer allegedly ran out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. Besselman hit a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle on to the roadway. The motorcycle was recovered down over a hill, Kinman said.