Today's News

  • Walk-off RBI single lifts ladies over Walton-Verona in opener

    Brittany Yocum hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lady Panthers a 2-1 win over Walton-Verona in their season and home opener Tuesday, March 19.

    “We needed that one to start off with,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

    The RBI single was set up by a blast to centerfield by junior Sarah Hawkins that was within a foot of going over the fence. “It was almost out,” the head coach said. “The other coach said, ‘Well, that’s ballgame,’ but it hit the fence.”

  • Meals on Wheels serves needy in community

    The Carroll County Senior Center asked Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry to participate in “Mayors for Meals” day to help promote the Meals on Wheels program.

    Meals on Wheels delivers a healthy meal, prepared in Northern Kentucky, to homebound individuals Monday through Friday, and there are several people on the waiting list, volunteer Richard Dellaquila said. He delivers food to five individuals in Carrollton and two on Mill Creek Road.

  • Without 3 starters, softball 1-3 in weekend tourney

    The Lady Panthers defeated Lloyd Memorial, but lost to Bishop Brossart, Nock PA and Dixie Heights in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational Friday and Saturday.

    The team was without starting pitcher Sarah Hawkins, who performed in the high school play, and eighth-grade outfielders Haley Dermon and Jenah Roberts, who were on a field trip.

    “We played pretty good, but without three starters, it was challenging,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

  • Burgin, Schirmer get PRs at Henry

    Tre Burgin and Taylor Schirmer each had personal bests as the Panthers competed at Henry County Tuesday, March 19.

    On a very windy and chilly evening, the track and field team competed against the North Oldham girls and NCKC rivals Henry, Owen and Trimble counties.

    The Panthers had a rough start with senior Nora Fremin and junior Michael Burns both taking pretty nasty falls in their races (100-meter dash for Nora and 4x100-meter relay for Michael), head coach Joe Creager said in an email.

  • CFD interim plan approved Monday

    Carrollton City Council approved a plan Monday night for interim management of the fire department that includes hiring the former chief and the assistant chief as seasonal employees.

  • Food safety
  • Carroll County District Court | March 27, 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, March 20-21, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Prestonville to reinstall park sign, evaluate Wi-Fi

    The City of Prestonville voted at their commission meeting March 18 to return the city park sign to the park site.

    The sign was removed on the request of Billy Walker Sr., who believed the wording on the sign was illegal due to the fact that the sign contained the names of the previous commissioners. He expressed his concern and said, “90 percent of the people [who built the park] were kin folk” of those same city officials. 

  • New Ghent city park needs lot

    Parking issues at Ghent’s newest city park raised some debate among commissioners during a special meeting Monday, March 18.

    Mayor William Mumphrey informed the commissioners that the city is obligated to provide parking specifically for the new Clayton Arney Memorial Park, which is located off Fishing Street on a hill that overlooks the boat ramp owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Prepping for Prom