Today's News

  • CAC Winner
  • Lucky fan will have chance to win $5,000

    On Jan. 3, there’s going to be something exciting happening in the Carroll County High School gymnasium.  The “Battle of the Cats” sponsored by United Citizens Bank & Trust Co will be happening and one lucky fan at the game that night will have the opportunity to win $5,000 for themselves and $5,000 for the school.

    The Carroll County Panthers are playing the Wildcats of Henry County, with the boys tipping off at 6 p.m. and the girls tipping off at 7:30 p.m. 

  • Upcoming Events - Dec. 28, 2011

    On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Carroll County High School  will honoring the induction of former Lady Panther Pam Browning into the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. There will be a short ceremony immediately following the boys varsity game against Henry County at approximately 7:15 p.m. The girls varsity game against Henry County will follow.

    On Saturday, Jan. 7, the jersey of  former  Lady Panther Whitney Ballinger will be retired in a ceremony before the girls varsity game with Gallatin County at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  • Lady Panthers 1-2 in South Oldham tourney

    The Lady Panthers lost to South Oldham and Franklin County to finish 1-2 in the Lady Dragon Invitational Dec. 19-21. Carroll won their opening game against Southern High School, 34-22.

    On Dec. 20, South Oldham shot 67 percent from the field and won 84-20. Makena Kindoll led the Lady Panthers in scoring with six points, followed by Kirsten and Brittany Arvin with three points. Lauren Moore, Andie Hardesty, Kelsey Ogden and Nikki Hill each scored two points.

  • Panthers win first round

    The Carroll County Panthers defeated the Silver Grove Big Trains 59-28 in the opening round of the North American Stainless Classic basketball tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The Panthers outscored their opponent 34-9 in the first half to roll to an easy win, breaking a four-game losing streak.

    Dallas Gibson led the Panthers in scoring with 14 points, followed by John Walls, 10; John Perry, 7; Jay Damron, 6; Evan Mefford, 6; Patrick Booth, 5; Dakota Corbin, 4; Travis Ellis, 4; Brandon Stewart, 2; and Trey Boles, 1.

  • Carroll defeats Villa Madonna, advances to NAS Classic championship v. Gallatin

    The Carroll County Panthers hit 17 free throws in the fourth quarter to close out a 50-34 win against the Villa Madonna Blue Lightning in the second round of the North American Stainless Classic basketball tournament Thursday night. The Panthers advanced to the championship game Friday against Gallatin County.

  • Wildcats win, Panthers runners-up in tourney

    Turnovers were the determining factor in Gallatin County’s 58-46 victory over Carroll County in the North American Stainless Classic championship Friday night. The Wildcats committed just seven miscues compared to the Panthers’ 25.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 28, 2011

    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.


  • What you need to know about carbon monoxide and CO detectors

    With the cold winter season just getting started, Carrollton Fire Department and Carrollton Utilities would like to remind everyone about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and an invisible poisonous gas. According to Carrollton Utilities, it is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, trucks, lawn mowers and power washers also produce carbon monoxide.

  • Rescued animals receive foster homes, treatment

    The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, according to Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.