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Today's News

  • Alternative school prepares students for reality

    Before coming out of retirement in 2004 to teach at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center, Ed Nelson, the school’s current principal, taught agriculture classes at Carroll County High School for 28 years. Referring to himself as “an old vocational teacher at heart,” Nelson says preparing students as citizens and employees has always been important to him as an educator.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 6, 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.

    CORRECTION

  • Playoff Champs!
  • High school indoor track season ends, looking forward to outdoor meets

    The Carroll County Panther track and field team competed in the 53rd Annual Mason-Dixon Games Saturday, March 2. The Panthers did well as individuals, but the team scores were not where we wanted them to be, head coach Joe Creager said in an e-mail.
    Mason-Dixon is equivalent to Indoor State, and the best competition from Class A was on hand to show what they can do.
    The Panthers were led by junior Taylor Byrd, whose diving finish was good enough for fifth place in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.1 seconds.

  • House looks at pension funding options

    Like most other states, and many local communities as well, Kentucky is facing a serious challenge when it comes to the long-term viability of our public retirement systems.

    They were more than fully funded as recently as a dozen years ago, but the country’s two recessions since then have taken a significant toll, much as they have with the retirement plans for millions of Americans.

  • Rookies rock the gym

    The Upper Little Rookies and Lower Little Rookies competed Sunday, Feb. 24, at Kathryn Winn Primary.

  • ‘Bigs’ have an impact on lives of ‘Littles’ in Carroll program

    The best advertising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton is not, surprisingly, the children. They certainly enjoy their mentoring relationships and all the activities that go with the program, but they are not the most enthusiastic voice for the magic of these friendships. It is the adult mentor, the “Big” in our vernacular, who best conveys the excitement and meaning in these relationships.

  • Served warrant leads to a second arrest

    A routine warrant service resulted in the discovery of heroin at a Worthville residence.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw and Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow were participating in a child support round-up special detail on Tuesday, Feb. 19, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Officers learned that a woman who lived near where they were working had a warrant from Gallatin County. They stopped at the home of Amy L. Fields, 33, at 275 Hwy. 467, Worthville and served her with a warrant from Gallatin County District Court.

  • Adoptions at CCAS
  • Mudathalon returns to General Butler park May 11

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host its second Mudathlon Event Saturday, May, 11.

    Officials anticipate at least 2,000 participants in addition to spectators.  Mudathlon® offers an adventurous off road run that is uniquely challenging and focused on fun from start to finish. Mudathletes® will navigate a 3 mile course with 40 obstacles, including the Mud Slide®, Cargo Net Climb®, and the 100 Yard Long Mucking Mud Pit®.