Today's News

  • Carroll County Schools observe January board recognition month

    Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”

  • It’s Sew Fine annual home, family expo begins April 17

    The sixth “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18.

    The expo begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 with registration followed by a make-it-take it session.

    That afternoon participants take a half day class. Classes include: Kanzashi embroidery, cosmetic sergery, a choice of 4 different quilt classes and a fabric dying class using procion MX dyes plus several other classchoices.

  • Proper planning now readies spring calving cow herd

    Keep replacement heifer calves gaining enough to reach their “target” breeding weight (65 percent mature weight) by spring.

    Get ready for calving season. See that all equipment and materials are ready, including obstetrical equipment, record forms or booklets, ear tags, scales for obtaining birth weights, etc. Prepare a calving area where assistance can be provided easily if needed. Purchase ear tags for calves and number them ahead of time if possible. Plan for enough labor to watch/assist during the calving period.

  • Beshear authorizes funding for federal heating crisis program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear announced the immediate distribution of $9.5 million in additional federal appropriations for Kentucky’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

     “The availability of home heating assistance is critical at this time of the year,” Gov. Beshear said. “More funding means more Kentucky families can apply for assistance to stay warm during the colder months.”

  • Panthers win away

    Head coach Carroll Yager called his Panthers’ game against Collegiate (10-4) their best game of the season. The Panthers traveled down to Louisville and came home with a 70-63 win. “From beginning to end, it was the best game we’ve played,” he said.

    The Panthers (7-8) logged more assists (13) than turnovers (11), and the team hit free throws and took care of the ball down the stretch to seal the victory.

  • Owen defeats Carroll in All-A

    The Lady Rebels outscored the Lady Panthers 24-9 in the first half, enroute to a 62-26 victory in the 8th Region All-A Classic on Jan. 11 at Williamstown.

    Carroll (4-12) struggled from the field, shooting just 15 percent compared to 52 percent for Owen (14-4). The Lady Panthers also committed 24 turnovers.

    Senior Andie Hardesty led the team with five points, followed by Brittany Arvin, Kelsey Ogden and Nikki Hill, all scoring three points. Lauren Moore and Makena Kindoll also scored one point.

  • Winning season
  • Cheerleaders win regional competition

    The Carroll County High School Cheerleaders placed first at the KAPOS 8th Region cheerleading competition. They won the traditional category, beating out Trimble, Grant and Williamstown.

    This win will send them to the state competition in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University on Feb. 18.

    Sponsors are being sought to help cover costs. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact coach Ashlea Ramsey at (502) 525-8377.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 18, 2012

    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.


  • State snow and ice crews ready to combat wintry weather

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are well prepared for winter precipitation expected this afternoon into the evening. 

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are available for efforts to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.