Today's News

  • Proper grazing techniques keep horses healthy, happy

    With pastures greening up well across the county, it is time to start planning ahead of summer pasture needs for your horses.

    Pasture provides a significant percentage of horses’ nutrient needs. Al- though horses have more grass than they can consume in the spring when moisture is adequate, the hot, dry conditions of summer greatly reduce available pasture.  Good management is the key to getting through this growth slump.

  • 4-H success

    Cartmell Elementary students traveled to Pendleton County Saturday to compete in the District 4-H Communications event. Congratulations to the following 4H students who will be representing Carroll County in the 4H State Competitions:

    Lauren Perkinson in food - Delicious Pound Cake

    Lorinda Bennett in clothing - Sew Fun

    Luke Heveline in safety - Dirt Bike Riding

    Jayden Jones in general - Hermit Crabs

    Clara Tuttle in home environment - Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

  • Carroll comeback defeats Trimble

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders traveled to Carrollton ready to play on April 17. They were determined not to have a repeat episode of their last meeting with the Lady Panthers just five days before, in which Carroll County traveled to their new softball complex and handed them an embarrassing 18-1 loss in the 8th Region All-A Classic.

    “We came more prepared tonight,” Trimble head coach Tonya Black said. “We weren’t prepared Class A at all. I knew we could play with them, it was just a matter of us doing it.”

  • Baseball gets blowout win over Villa Madonna

    The Panthers scored nine runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach early, rolling to a 12-1 win over Villa Madonna Monday, April 22.

    Sophomore Austin Dunn had a fantastic night at the plate, going 3-3 with a triple and two doubles, good for six RBIs.

    “He hit the ball hard last night and did a good job,” head coach Jimmy Ray said.

  • Carroll County hosts NCKC tennis tournament

    Carroll County High School hosted the NCKC tennis tournament Saturday, April 20. The girls matches were held at the county park, while the boys matches were at the high school.

    In girls singles, Carroll’s No. 2 Sarah McArter defeated Trimble’s No. 1 Alex Lawhorn. She will play Walton-Verona’s No. 1 singles player. Carroll’s No. 1 Lyndie Burns had a bye in the first round and defeated Gallatin’s No. 2 player in the second round. She will take on Walton-Verona’s No. 2 singles player.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 24, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • For the birds
  • Hill, Williams named 2013 Prom King and Queen
  • Track Beat | April 24, 2013

    Corbin ranked No. 1 in middle school shot

    Carroll County Middle School thrower Malachi Corbin is ranked No. 1 in the state in middle school boys shot put with his distance of 44 feet 8 inches at the Western Hills Middle School meet.

    Corbin has been named MileSplit U.S. First Team Elite, the only Kentucky boy shot put athlete to achieve this feat in 2013 so far, Carroll County High School head coach Joe Creager said in an email. This throw also currently ranks Malachi No. 11 in the nation among middle school athletes.

  • Down to Earth