Today's News

  • XC competes at Henry County

    All of the junior varsity runners finished in the top 10 Tuesday, Sept. 18 as the Panther running team competed in an NCKC meet at Henry County.

    The JV Panthers ran a one-mile course. Fifth grader Clara Tuttle finished in 4th place in the girls race with a time of 8:45.75, while sophomore Kristen Doan finished in 8th place with a time of 11:16.68.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Sept. 26, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Yellow Jackets sting the competition

    All three Carroll County Yellow Jackets football teams won their games on Sept. 15, the first time that has happened in recent history. Pictured are the pee wee football team.

  • In appreciation for First Responders

    Cash Express in Carrollton baked and delivered five cakes to area First Responders on Sept. 11 to thank them for their service.

  • Student of the week: John Hale

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Gym, because I get to be active and move around.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math - I love to learn and have harder problems to answer.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “How the rabbit lost his tail”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Scary movies.”

    Where do you want to go to college? 


  • CCHS band brings home honors from NKY festival

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold competed in the 41st annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15.
    The CCHS band received the following awards: Outstanding Guard, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Overall Effect and First Place Class AA.

  • Shooting sports team earns awards

    What a wonderful event that our 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in this weekend.

    The green t-shirt read “Get up there and shoot good” was a famous quote from Tom Dapron, certified coach for Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports, that the members had printed on their shirts.

    Saturday was a great day for four 4-H shooting sports members who traveled to Wilmore, Ky., to compete in the State 4-H Shooting Contest where there were 1,400 4-H members from across the state participating in the event.

    The four Hs

  • Panther homecoming has something for everyone

    Nadena MaHoney, transportation director of the Carroll County School District, stood ankle deep in mud and grimaced just before she plopped down in the goopy pit with nine other bus drivers lined up together, all bursting in laughter. 

    “The Haulers,” the team name of the bus drivers, were sitting in mud and digging their heels in to prepare for their first challenger in the Mud Tug, a tug-o-war in which the competitors are seated. The drivers, teachers, and students who participated all got dirty for a good cause.

    The Mud Tug

  • Retired teachers group donates to Family Ties

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association recently applied for a 2012-13 Kentucky Retired Teachers Association community/school services projects grant.

    CCRTA was awarded this grant with the only stipulation being that the local had to match the grant with its funds.

    All of the funds in the treasury come from dues paid by the members. The more retired educators that pay their dues, the more money in the treasury. This grant could be used for school supplies and/or food items. 

  • Conditions may be favorable for fall infestation of pests

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Ken-tucky.  However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states.

    There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.