Today's News

  • Panthers fall by 8 pts in Class A Wed.

    The Panthers were eliminated from the first round of the Eighth Region Class A tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 19. In a game played at Owen County, Carroll was upended by Trimble County by a score of 49-41. Carroll senior Ethan Stewart led the Panthers with 25 points.

    The two teams have each defeated the other once, with Trimble falling at Carroll 56-51 in the Raiders’ season opener on Dec. 2. Trimble advanced to play Eminence in the Class A second round last night. Carroll and Trimble will square off for a third time on Feb. 1 at Bedford.

  • Lady Panthers clipped in double OT

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers suffered a 56-54 double overtime loss at Williamstown Saturday. The loss was only the seventh in 19 games this season for Carroll’s ladies.

    Junior guard Hannah Devine led Carroll County with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Kyndal Curry contributed 12 points and pulled down seven caroms. Senior forward Tasha Hunter chipped in five points and grabbed six boards. Junior forward Nikki Hill cleared the boards with four rebounds and added a two-point basket. Freshmen guards Kelsey and Makenzie Ogden scored three points apiece.

  • ASCS job evokes fond memories

    I remember a character in a book I must have read years ago who always read the obituaries to see if he was still alive. 

  • Rivers in region froze with bitter cold of 91 years ago

    The current winter season has dumped snowfall on the local area more frequently than has been seen in a number of years.

    Unusual snowy and icy conditions have also been experienced in numerous parts of the south during the past several weeks. But the weather is mild compared to the two months of bitter cold Ohio Valley residents experienced between Dec. 8, 1917, and Feb. 7, 1918. Locals walked, skated and even drove automobiles and heavy horse teams across the frozen Ohio River that winter.

  • More watershed projects funded in county

    Three Carroll County creek repair projects will be forthcoming as county government has received approval for federal funding  for watershed protection on creeks adjoining Carlisle Road, Four Mile Road and White’s Run. The announcement was made during the Tuesday, Jan. 24 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

  • Police Briefs

    Family Dollar manager charged with theft

    Carrollton Police charged Dollar General Store Manager Dorette Sue Noble, 48, of 2 Brian Street in Carrollton, with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.
    Dollar General Regional Loss Prevention Manager Dave Antel called the Carrollton Police Department Wednesday to report bank deposits and $7,321.59 missing from Family Dollar, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. Antel provided documents that led to Noble as a possible suspect.

  • Carroll County District Court

    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, Jan. 19 and 20, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Project manager gives timeline for Milton-Madison bridge

    Area residents had their first opportunity to meet with key players in the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project last Tuesday, Jan. 18.

    Aaron Stover, project manager for the Michael Baker Jr. architect firm, gave a play-by-play of the project that engineers and contractors will complete the bridge project to a crowd of about 200 people in the gymnasium of the new Milton Elementary School.

    Stover’s firm was hired by state officials to oversee the design-build project, which will be orchestrated by Walsh Construction of Indianapolis.

  • CCCDC reviews a year full of success

    Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Joan Moore both spoke of community interests “pulling together as a team,” as Abramson said, to promote development interests in the local area during the CCCDC annual shareholder’s meeting, Jan. 18, at the General Butler State Resort Park. Board members were elected for the year at the close of the meeting.

  • Traffic light to improve safety on Park Ave.

    After months of patiently waiting, drivers in Carrollton will soon have a safer way to travel on Park Avenue.

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation will be installing a traffic light on Park Avenue at the intersection of Schuerman Street and the entrance to Carroll County High School in the next few weeks.