Today's News

  • Lady Panthers search for offense

    Carroll County vs. Owen County, a classic district and border-rival battle. In recent years, it also has been a match-up between Carroll’s Hannah Devine and Owen’s Rianna Gayheart. Reigning NCKC Player of the Year, Devine came in a close second behind Gayheart for the 8th Region Player of the Year award. This year was to be the seniors’ last to compete against each other.

  • First quarter woes thwart chance for comeback against Owen

    If the first quarter were like the first pancake, the Carroll County Panthers would have been within striking distance of the Owen County Rebels Thursday night, down only 32-29 in the final three quarters of play. Unfortunately, first quarters cannot be thrown out. The Rebels outscored the home team 16-2 in the opening eight minutes, giving them a 48-31 victory.

    “We came out and, for whatever reason, I thought we played a little nervous. We missed a bunch of easy shots,” Carroll head coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Nutcracker Tea Party
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 14, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 7-8, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Butler Lake fluctuates to prepare for repairs

    Levels on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park have been up and down lately, as workers try to draw it down to make repairs to a valve on the dam.

    But the weather hasn’t been cooperating. Workers lower the lake levels and then heavy rains over the past two weeks have refilled the lake, just for it to be drawn down again.

    Park Manager Jim Cooper said workers need to get the water level below the gate on the dam, where they are checking it as part of routine maintenance. While they are at it, he said they will be repairing a faulty valve.

  • Council turns down EIP funding request

    Carrollton City Council officially voted to not grant money to an Enterprise Incentive Program applicant.

    After a lengthy discussion, council voted 6-0 not to give Nu Wave Barbershop owner Tara McArter EIP funding for her building improvements because the work was performed after the application was submitted.

    Mayor Gene McMurry had previously tabled the issue because he wanted to talk to Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook in more detail about when the application was submitted.

  • Skills on Display
  • About 200 animals confiscated

    Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday, Dec. 12, seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being held in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Have you met ... Karen Pribble

    Karen Pribble does not know a stranger. If you have made a late-night trip to Carrollton’s Walmart in the last few years, she probably greeted you at the front door or in the checkout lane with a friendly smile and a “How are you?”

  • Fired teacher’s sex abuse charges sent to grand jury

    Sex abuse charges against a former Carroll County teacher have been bound over to the grand jury following a hearing in Carroll County District Court Thursday.

    Following a limited hearing in District Court Nov. 8, Judge Elizabeth Chandler found there was sufficient evidence to bind John F. Jones IV over to a grand jury on sex abuse charges.