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Today's News

  • Girls soccer honors first four-year class, eight seniors total

    The Carroll County High School girls soccer team celebrated a momentous occasion Saturday night against Cooper High School, as eight seniors played in the final home game. Seven of the eight have been with the program since it separated from the boys team, making this the first four-year class of seniors. The seven four-year seniors are Angel Carbajal, Carley Hunter, Sierra Martinez, Alex Skirvin, Nicki States, Kaylin Wallace and Aleshia Winburn. Fellow senior Kayla Anderson is a two-year player.

  • Defending our home court: Volleyball beats Owen, Gallatin

    Carroll County High School volleyball knocked off two district opponents back to back at home last week to improve their record to 5-3 in the district, 9-11 overall.

    The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 3-0, Wednesday and Gallatin County, 3-1, Thursday. 

    Carroll County dominated Owen County in games one and two, winning by wide margins, 25-17 and 25-9.
    After falling behind at the start 4-0, the Lady Panthers tied the game at 7 on a kill by Stevie Ogburn and never looked back. The girls served 79 percent and had an 88 percent serve-receive.

  • School menu | Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange, applesauce; breakfast: Bacon sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Oct. 4: Sloppy Joe with bun, potato wedges, kale, apple, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, Oct. 7 – Friday, Oct. 11: No school, Fall Break 

  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 3, 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,  Sept. 25-26, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Student of the week: Yhazzy Bright First grade (Roos)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “We get to do fun stuff.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art because I like to paint.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Just Like Me”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Seven Habits”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    He wants to go, but not sure where yet.

  • Church News | Oct. 3, 2013

    Wesleyan church plans 90th year celebration

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street, is celebrating 90 years at a special service during its revival Sunday, Oct. 20.

    District Superintendent Marlin Hotle will serve as the evangelist and speak at the church.

    All former pastors and district superintendents have been invited. There also will be an afternoon concert with Jay and Amber Wisler.

    Apostolic church sets anniversary services

  • Community Calendar | Week of Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5

    The 2013 Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-11 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, a parade, bucket brigade, sing-off competition and more. See pages 8-13 for additional information.

    Friday, Oct. 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Panther Pursuit kicks off Homecoming Week

     

    Carroll County High School Homecoming Week kicked off Monday with the Panther Pursuit, a 5K race through campus. Sixty runners and walkers participated in the event. Homecoming Week continued Wednesday with Powderpuff, followed by the parade and bonfire Thursday. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Friday before the football game.

  • Arguing about God: Conversation leads to battle one must win

     There is a Muslim Billy Graham in America, and he recently drove me from my hotel to Houston’s Hobby Airport.

  • Schools make some improvement, miss accountability goal

    The Carroll County School District grew from a 48.9 Annual Measurable Objective to a 49.6 on Kentucky’s Next-Generation Achievement testing system from 2011-12 to 2012-13.  Ken-tucky’s assessment and accountability system determines which schools and school districts are improving and which are not.