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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts | Jan. 30, 2013

    Girls offense struggles, loses to Spencer

    The Lady Panthers shot just 35 percent from the field in a 50-44 road loss at Spencer County Tuesday. Lauren Moore led the team with a double-double, 17 points and 11 rebounds.

    Carroll hung close in the first half, down 16-13, but were outscored 21-8 in the third quarter.

    The following Lady Panthers also scored: Makena Kindoll, nine points; Doodle Amick and Tatum McIntyre, five points; Kirsten Arvin, four points; Kayla Williamson and Miranda Groseclose, two points.

     

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 30, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Girls defeat Eminence, 64-20

    The Lady Panthers took care of business early on Saturday, building a 29-4 first-quarter lead to ultimately win, 64-20, over Eminence at home. The victory broke a six-game losing streak for Carroll County, putting its record at 4-15.

    Pressure defense and confidence were the keys to success for the Lady Panthers. The Lady Warriors (5-10) struggled with their ball handling, especially against the press, and committed 24 turnovers.

    Carroll committed just 10 turnovers and shot 52 percent from the field, 62 percent from 2-point range.

  • Cartmell Cheerleaders
  • Panthers prevail after first quarter deficit

    The Panthers persevered Saturday in a district-rival battle against Eminence, coming back from a huge first-quarter deficit to ultimately win, 65-53.

    “I was just really proud of our effort, and I think that really shows the character and the type of players that we have,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “They really rose to the occasion and played well. I thought we executed well. I was pleased with really every phase of the game tonight.”

  • Training to be Lady Panthers

    Carroll County Junior Panthers continued their season Saturday, Jan. 19. Pictured are the first-, second- and third-grade teams against Walton-Verona.

  • 2012 delivers strong economic signs across Kentucky

    Kentucky is blessed to have not one but several “signature” industries, those areas of the economy where few if any states have a bigger impact.

    Since last summer, we’ve gotten a much clearer picture of just how extensive some of these industries are.

    The latest news about two of them, in fact, came last week. First, we learned that Kentucky churned out more than a million cars and trucks last year, the most our four assembly plants have built since 2007. Only three states produced more.

  • Do-it-Yourself Spa Day
  • Getting hemp over the legalization hump

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    The wide level of support in Kentucky for industrial hemp has raised hopes that the commonwealth could become one of the first and biggest producers of the crop in the United States.

    First, though, the federal government would have to make it legal, and the General Assembly would need to pass legislation to regulate industrial hemp production.

    Kentucky politicians at the federal and state level think both approvals could come soon.

  • Snakes, singing employees mark retirees’ fond memories at P.O.

    After 32 years and seven months of service to Carrollton’s Post Office, Harold Oder punched his time card for the last time Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    Postmaster Sandy Ellegood and the rest of the staff celebrated Oder’s retirement with food and fond memories, along with Doug Terry, who retired Nov. 30 after working there 29 years.

    Terry’s primary job was maintenance of the building, which was built in 1902. But, when necessary, he also carried the mail and worked at the clerk’s desk.