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Today's News

  • Local elderly couple die in probable murder/suicide

    An apparent murder-suicide was discovered at a Park Avenue residence Friday morning.

    Rhonda Webb found her parents, Elmer G. and Roberta L. Anderson, deceased with gunshot wounds and sitting in their recliner chairs. She reported the incident to the Carrollton Police Department at 8:39 a.m., according to a news release.

    Assistant Chief Steve Abbott and Officer Tim Gividen responded to the Anderson’s home at 207 Park Ave. Roberta was 83 years old and Elmer was 80 years old.

  • Tigers romp Panthers, 30-8, for first loss of season

    The wheels fell off the Panther Express Friday night as the Bellevue Tigers came to town on homecoming night and delivered Carroll their first loss of the season, 30-8.

    The Panthers offense was stymied for most of the night, and they turned the ball over four times – two fumbles and two interceptions – and also had a punt blocked.

    Their defense forced one turnover, a second-quarter fumble that led to their only scoring drive of the night.

  • Boys soccer defeats Owen for district lead

    After two 3-1 losses to the Rebels in the Owen County Invitational Tournament and the All-A Tournament, the Panthers had had enough. And when the pressure was on, they made it count.

    The Carroll County boys soccer team beat Owen 2-1 Tuesday, Sept. 11 in a hard-fought, grind-out, physical match to give them an undefeated district record and first place in the 31st District.

  • Homecoming Week Festivites
  • Design and Review approves four EIP grant applications

    Three existing and one proposed new business in the Carrollton downtown redevelopment district were given approval from the City of Carrollton Design and Review Board to go before council to request funding from the Enterprise Incentive Program at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

  • Prestonville city hall is underway

    The foundation is in place, and the walls started going up Monday on the new city hall and recreation center on New Castle Pike in Prestonville.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin hopes to see the project completed in time for the city’s annual Halloween fall festival on Oct. 27.

    She said it was clear last year that the event required a bigger space. “There was not a way to really do it,” she said, with the small city building located at the park.

  • Supplee honorary starter at Kentucky 300

    SPARTA, Ky. – Retired military working dog Sgt. Beyco and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will join singer/songwriters MacKenzie Morgan and Ryan Broshear during prerace ceremonies on Kentucky Speedway’s Sept. 21-22 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. 

    Sgt. Beyco will join retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Jimmy Supplee and Morgan on the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 prerace stage on Saturday. 

  • Have You Met: Andrew Johnson

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • General Butler Lodge celebrates 50 years

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and other state officials gathered in Carrollton Friday morning to kick-off a series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of six lodges in Kentucky State Resort Parks, including General Butler.

    The kick-off is in celebration of Gov. Bert T. Combs’ decision in 1960 to expand the state’s parks system with construction of the six new lodges, including one here in Carroll County, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow told a crowd at the Butler Park lodge.

  • Doctor visit