Today's News

  • Basil tomato bread recipe improves with change

    This has been a very busy week and emotional, at that.  My daughter, her fiancé and my grandson moved to New Jersey. After having them in the area for the past seven years, it was very hard to say goodbye. But on the other hand, we are very excited for them. They are off to new adventures.

  • Pee Wee Cheer Camp registration

    Pee Wee Cheer Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 29-Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County High School cafeteria.

    All participants are invited to cheer with the CCHS cheerleaders at the Panther home football game Sept. 2.

    Campers must be from three years told through fifth grade. The cost is $25 per participant. Family discounts are available upon request. Please make checks payable to CCHS Cheerleaders.

  • Football Panthers notch first win of the season on the road over Pendleton Co.

    The Panthers came home from their first road trip of the season with a win Friday night. Carroll (1-0) beat Pendleton County (0-1) 27-14.

    “I think overall we did really well,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “… Pendleton County was well coached; I think they were a good team.”

    Carroll struck first with a 1-yard touchdown run by Travis Branum, but missed the point after attempt. Pendleton followed with a 64-yard touchdown run by Sam Harrison and succeeded on the two-point conversion.

  • Volleyball falls to S. Oldham, 2-0

    Serve-receive and killing errors continued to be an issue for the Lady Panthers as the Lady Dragons of South Oldham put together three long strings of serving points in their 2-0 win Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Carroll.

  • Panthers open season with blowout win

    The boys’ soccer team opened the 2011 campaign with a commanding 8-0 win Thursday over conference rival Henry County. This was the first opening-season win for the Panthers in its short history.

    “They played really good ball,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “We did a lot of good things, but we’ve still got a lot to learn.”

    The Panthers scored their first goal with about 31:45 remaining in the first half when Brandon Stewart seemingly surprised the Wildcat keeper with a goal in the left side of the net.

  • Proper food choices promote better health for children

    With a new school year, you can pack your child’s lunch and  send your child to class with safe and healthy lunches with these easy tips.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 23, 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.


  • Education secretary urges schools to go tobacco free

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on school-owned property 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    A letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Public Health Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D., sent to superintendents statewide, encourages districts to pass the policy as “the right thing to do for the health of your schools and communities.”

  • City paving list approved, zoning violators to be prosecuted

    After discussing the issue for multiple meetings, Carrollton City Council decided Monday where to spend most of its allotted $90,000 for road paving in 2011-12. “We trimmed down in places we needed to to get the money down,” Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    The following streets will be paved at a cost of $83,177 by Ohio Valley Asphalt:

    • End of Hawkins at 11th Street – widen for truck turn - $2,840

    • Fourth Street between Highland Avenue and Sycamore Street - $0

    • Clay Street between 10th and 11th streets - $7,292

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.