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Today's News

  • Panthers 0-3 at Thomas Nelson

    The Panthers struck out during this season’s spring break trip, dropping three straight games March 31-April 1. Carroll lost to Edmonson County (6-5), Bullitt Central (10-4) and John Hardin (10-2) in the General Spring Break Bash at Thomas Nelson High School.

    But despite the final scores, head coach Jimmy Ray said the trip was a learning experience for his team and their team goals are still very attainable.

    “The good thing about the whole tournament is we scored a run at the end of every game, so that shows we didn’t give up,” he said.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 10, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, April 3, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Miton-Madison Bridge slide continues

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed this morning after modifications were made overnight to better deal with windy conditions. Yesterday, the bridge slid 16 feet laterally before it was stopped due to winds over the Ohio River, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. Broadcast quality time-lapse video of yesterday’s slide can be viewed at www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center.

  • Lady Panthers drop three

    Weather disrupted yet another tournament for the Carroll County softball team. The team traveled to Woodford County for a spring break tournament Saturday, April 5. The tournament was originally scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, but heavy rainfall changed those plans.

    The Lady Panthers played three games Saturday, and, unfortunately, left dropping all three.

    Carroll County started the day off against Boyle County. The girls managed just three hits in the game, falling 8-0, in five innings.

  • Brown shares experience as racecar driver with students

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.

    The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.

    The Carroll County High School freshman spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, competing in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.

  • Last day of school May 30, grad June 1

    Carroll County Board of Education voted at a special meeting Tuesday, April 8, to amend the 2013-2014 academic calendar, requiring students to attend school on Election Day, May 20, and Memorial Day, May 26. The last day of school for students will be May 30, and Carroll County High School graduation is June 1.

    Teachers will attend required professional development days June 2-6, with closing day on June 9.

  • The search for James’ replacement is underway

    The Board of Education approved hiring the Kentucky School Boards Association at a cost of $8,500 to coordinate their search for the next Carroll County Schools superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.

  • ACS officials show where funding goes

    Money raised through Carroll County’s Relay for Life reaches local residents directly through information and support services, including lodging for patients receiving cancer treatment, while the majority of the money goes toward research grants at area universities.

    About 30 local residents learned this and more about American Cancer Society services Thursday, April 3, at a town hall meeting in the conference center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Rains Lead to Slides

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.

    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed the Scott’s unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | April 10, 2014

    Fiscal approves roof, skylight projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 8, to address two leak issues at separate facilities. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the Carroll County Senior Center on Sixth Street has been dealing with a leaky roof for a while now. With recent rains, he said water has gotten into some of the electrical boxes.