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Today's News

  • Sheriff to come home Saturday

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith is scheduled to be released this Saturday from Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. Reached by phone Tuesday morning, Smith told The News-Democrat he is feeling good and ready to come home. “Everything’s going real good,” he said of his recovery progress. Smith said his family is scheduled to bring him home Saturday morning.

  • High river level hampers work at Markland

    Disruptions due to current river and weather conditions will lengthen the duration of repair work to the 1,200-foot lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam. That work got underway last week, according to Carol Laboshosky, media spokesperson for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The dam is located on the Ohio River near

  • Panthers fall short of Homecoming win

    Andy Sisenstein raced the length of the floor with nine seconds on the clock and Carroll County trailing by three. The senior guard launched a trey and muscled his way to the rebound when the shot rimmed out. He raced to the baseline for another attempt from three-point range which bounced off the rim as the final horn sounded. It was not for

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Feb. 10 Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, 220 Seventh St. Call (502) 732-5253. Carrollton Rotary Club meet every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge. AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church

  • Judge appreciates continued support

    Editor: In 1999, I was appointed to be District Court Judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. This appointment was made by Gov. Patten to fill the vacancy when Judge Stephen Bates left to be our Circuit Court Judge. For the past 11 years, I have been honored to serve as District Judge. As you know, the district court handles a variety

  • County to buy property for court parking

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 26 to pursue the purchase of land adjacent to the Wheeler Hall of Justice, 802 Clay Street, to develop paved space for overflow parking. The vote came after an executive session to discuss the parking situation at the court facility. “We’re negotiating with a property owner to buy a half-acr

  • King and queen take center court
  • Panthers stop Raider comeback 62-57

    It was a game played in spurts of alternating momentum between the Carroll County Panthers and the visiting Trimble County Raiders, on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The neighboring county schools renewed their rivalry for the third time this season—each team having won on the opposing team’s floor in previous meetings. Initially, it was Carro

  • Balance on offense, rebounding key win

    Watching the Carroll County Lady Panthers (12-10) play Wednesday night, you would have thought it was a completely different team from the one who lost big to South Oldham two days before. The Lady Panthers were in control the entire game, winning at home 66-45 over Spencer County. “We watched tape of the South Oldham game … the

  • Have you met ... Cton’s longest-serving firefighter retires

    The word commitment means different things to different people. To some, it is fleeting; something to do until something better comes along. To others, it is like choosing an outfit for the day, depending on external factors to make its decision. And yet, to some, it has absolutely no meaning at all. But to a few, commitment means everythin