Today's News

  • Student of the week: Bailey Mefford

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like science because right now we are learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and I think it is really interesting.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I like reading because I love getting into a good book. I like scary books because they are really interesting.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Report Card”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Boys beat Bellevue by 12 points Saturday

    The Panthers hit 54 percent from the field, including 42 percent from long range, in their 57-45 win over Bellevue Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought the team looked flat in the first half, due in part to playing a late game the night before and being out of routine on the weekend. But the boys pulled together and won the game as a unit, with all members who got playing time contributing.

  • Ladies smother North with ‘D’

    In the huddle before breaking for the start of the fourth quarter against North Oldham, Carroll head coach Paul Stone told his team, “Defense wins this game.”

    The girls must have listened.

    The Lady Panthers’ defense shutdown the Lady Mustangs late, allowing just six points in the fourth quarter, to win 54-40, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. This was the girls’ fourth win in five games.

  • Carroll County Schools Lunch Menu | Feb. 13, 2013

    Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.


    Wednesday, Feb. 13: Ham, turkey, cheese on a bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, chilled broccoli and carrots, spicy fries, apple, pears and milk; breakfast: oatmeal, cinnamon toast.

    Thursday, Feb. 14: BBQ on bun, potato wedges, kale, orange, baked apples and milk; breakfast: biscuits and gravy.

  • Carroll falls at Eminence

    The Warriors outscored the Panthers 29-7 in the third quarter to win, 72-66, on their home floor Feb. 4.

    Before the game began, the district rivals demonstrated their sportsmanship and goodwill toward one another. When the captains met at midcourt, Carroll junior Dakota Corbin and Eminence senior Daishon Moore came forward as well. The two student-athletes had been involved in a fight when Eminence visited Carroll on Jan. 26. Corbin and Moore met with the officials and coaches, apologized to one another and shook hands.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 13, 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, February 6-7, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Carroll wins big over Williamstown, 68-35

    The Panthers outscored the Demons 47-21 in the second half to cruise to a 68-35 victory Friday, Feb. 8 on homecoming night.

    Carroll County ramped up their defensive pressure in the third quarter with a full court press that garnered six steals, as well as an offensive foul drawn by Patrick Booth to help extend their seven-point halftime lead to 18 points.

    The Panthers stayed hot in the fourth, scoring on 11 of their first 13 possessions of the quarter, putting the game out of reach.

  • Girls fall to W’town, 60-39

    The Lady Panthers cut an eight-point halftime deficit to one point with 1:37 to go in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the home team, that was as close as they would get, as the Lady Demons outscored them 22-2 the rest of the way to win, 60-39, Feb. 8.

    “What got us back in the game is we started playing better defense,” head coach Paul Stone said. “We stopped leaving our feet all the time and stopped giving up all those easy baskets until the very end of the third quarter.”

  • Remembering our heroes
  • Fiscal approves NAS refinancing, seeks bids for county pool repairs

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance to accept North American Stainless’ plan to refinance $36 million in bonds for the plant’s solid waste disposal projects.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reminded all those present at the Friday, Feb. 8 fiscal court meeting that the county is not liable for the debt that will be incurred by NAS.

    According to the ordinance, NAS is refinancing debt from bonds that were issued in 2000 and 2006 with the new 2013 series bonds.