Today's News

  • Quakers plan new worship services

    Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends,” will be  meeting for unprogrammed worship every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning May 7 at the Port Royal Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road (State Hwy. 193), Port Royal. This informal group is under the guidance of the Lexington Friends Meeting. For information, contact Betsy Packard at dogbydob123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Relay for Life pageant
  • Senior center volunteers recognized
  • Panthers score in sixth to beat Owen

    After a stalemate through 5 1/2 innings, the Panthers broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth, scoring nine runs to pull away with 9-0 win over the visiting Rebels of Owen County.

    “Don’t let the score fool you. That was a knockdown, drag out war,” head coach Jay Jones said. “Owen County, they seem to have our number. They made some mistakes, and we capitalized on it, but I knew it was going to be tough.”

  • Carroll defeats Shelby County

    The Lady Panthers picked up their third victory of the season Friday with a 5-3 win over the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets. Kayley Perry threw a complete game, allowing five hits, two walks and striking out two batters.

  • Lady Panthers lose in first round of NCKC

    While the Lady Panthers racked up the hits, they were unable to translate them into runs, as Carroll lost to Walton-Verona, 8-2, Sunday in the first round of the NCKC Tournament.

    Down 3-0 heading into the fourth inning, the Lady Panthers (3-10) matched the Lady Bearcats (16-5) in the fourth and fifth innings. Unfortunately, Carroll could not muster any more to make a comeback.

    The Lady Panthers registered eight hits compared to the Lady Bearcats’ 10 hits.

  • Pioneer antique tractor show returns for ninth year

    Tractor collectors will be participating in the ninth annual Antique Tractor Show in Carrollton on May 6-8. From 9 a.m. until dark, Pioneer Power Club members and out of town guests will be displaying their tractors. 

    Each year the Pioneer Power Club plays host to an annual Mother’s Day weekend tractor show.  Local crafters will be on hand, a petting zoo will be set up for children and working demonstrations of a rock crusher, hay baler, antique engines can be seen throughout the weekend.

  • Panthers fall to Colts in All A

    The Carroll County Panthers’ run to the All A Sweet Sixteen ended Friday with a 17-1 loss to 6th Region Champion DeSales High School in Louisville.

    “They were better than us Friday in every facet of the game,” Carroll head coach Jay Jones said.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 4, 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.


  • Beware: Bed bugs can strike anywhere

    It’s been a while since I have written one of my occasional columns, but now that it appears my long domestic nightmare is over, I sit down to write this one as a public service announcement.

    I have been fighting the battle of the bed bugs. Yes, bed bugs. How or where did I get them?  The movies? Restaurants? Waiting rooms at the doctors’ offices or hospital?  Who knows, but I had them.