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Today's News

  • 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

    Will Yager is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in four years at Carroll County High School. Will represented his school and community capably in golf, contributed to a successful baseball program with his performances on the mound and had a stellar basketball career for the Panthers. The senior News-Democrat Student Athlete of the Yea

  • 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
  • One dead in boating accident on Ky. River

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neal Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from t

  • Abuse of prescription drugs on rise; use high in this area

    When Carroll County coroner David Wilhoite went to the annual Kentucky Coroners Conference April 20-23, topics such as suicide prevention and investigative techniques were on the agenda, but one topic was particularly pressing—prescription painkillers. In a national survey on drug use and health in 2008, which was given as supportive r

  • Lawmakers OK funding for Milton bridge project

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $4.45 billion two-year road plan late Saturday that includes $62.5 million in funding for Kentucky’s share of the Milton- Madison bridge. The cost of the project will be evenly split between Indiana and Kentucky said the spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Chuck Wolfe. The Transp

  • 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

    Zach Wise is a competitor. Watching him on the baseball field swing with power, run with a purpose, dive for fly balls, cheer for his teammates, it is easy to see the game is important to him. But what isn’t seen is the emphasis Wise also places on academics and excelling in the classroom. Wise, a junior at Carroll County High School,

  • Season ends for eight Panther seniors with regional loss

    It ended the same as it began. Junior Zach Wise was called out on two close plays at the bag in both the first and final Panther at bats, as Carroll County fell 6-3 to North Oldham in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Monday at Carroll County High School. Senior Jesse Proctor slammed his first home run of the season, the second of

  • Supporters make opening day a success

    Editor: As the red buds have faded and the scent of lilacs have waned, the oaks, locust and walnuts have sprouted their leaves again, it can only mean one thing at the John T. Ray Complex in Robert Westrick Memorial Park. That one thing is the sound from the umpire… “play ball” and America’s pastime, like the bird

  • Panthers beat Rebels 2-1 in districts

    Carroll County opened district tournament play with a “classic nail-biter” against the home team, Owen County Rebels. Junior Zach Wise hit the game winner in the bottom of the seventh inning, bringing home freshman Dillon Craig for the 2-1 victory. “I’m throwing it up to all those tough games we lost earlier in the y

  • Girls tennis finishes season 7-4

    The Carroll County High School girls’ tennis team wrapped up the 2010 season last week with an appearance in the girls’ 8th Region Tournament. The Lady Panthers won two of four events in the first round of the tournament held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort. No. 1 singles player Priya Patel defeated Trimble County&rsquo