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Today's News

  • Hundreds take part in local health fair

    Editor:        

    The Carroll County Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, March 28 at the Armory was deemed a success! We estimate up to 400 people took advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services; to network as a community; to get information to keep families healthy and safe; and to volunteer.  

  • SPORTS SHORTS

    Talent abundant

    for boy’s tennis

    Talent is abundant among members of the Carroll County boy’s tennis team, but its coach says players are just lacking in confidence this season.

    “Tennis is a head game; we see that a lot with professionals,” head coach Juan Fernandez  said in a recent interview.

  • Zook commended for cleaning up community

    Editor:

    I commend Mr. Zook in trying to do his job of cleaning up the unsightly junky places in our city. Thank you and keep up the good work for a neat, clean community.

    Pat Montgomery

    Carrollton

  • Weather delays Fourth Street repairs

    The News-Democrat

    Barricades were removed over the weekend from Fourth Street where workmen have been making repairs following a storm drain collapse last fall.

  • Fiscal court funds sheriff’s vehicles, warning sirens

    The News-Democrat

    Public safety purchases totaling $114,000 won Carroll County Fiscal Court’s approval Tuesday, March 24.

    Fiscal court agreed to buy two new vehicles for the sheriff’s department and four new emergency warning sirens to replace aging units.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department won approval for its request to purchase two Chevrolet Tahoes and fiscal court will look into having a surplus sale to re-coup some of the expense.

  • Miller recognized as NAIA scholar athlete

    The News-Democrat

    A former Carroll County student has been named to the 2008-09 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Athlete team.

    Brett Miller, a 2006 graduate from Carroll County High School and former member of the Panther basketball team is currently a student/athlete at Union College in Barbourville, Ky.  

    He was named to the Division I and II men’s basketball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete team in March, according to a press release from the college.

  • Conversation focuses on prescription drug abuse

    The News-Democrat

    Arming a community with information about prescription drug abuse and how to treat the problem was a goal of the Community Conversation held Monday night.

    About 140 people attended the meeting at the National Guard Armory spearheaded by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.  Those attending had a chance to listen to experts explain what prescription drug abuse is, how to identify it and what to do about it as well as ask questions.

  • Panthers honored at annual awards banquet

    The News-Democrat

    Ten seniors as well as all girls and boys basketball teams and squads were honored at the winter sports banquet Monday night with a dinner, awards ceremony and coaches remarks.

  • Biker dies in Milton wreck

    A biker died Sunday night when his motorcycle careened into a guardrail on North  U.S. 412 near Milton. 

    According to reports from Kentucky State Police, Ryan M. Schwartfigure, was found shortly after 7:30 p.m. next on the right shoulder of the highway near a guardrail. He was transported by Trimble County EMS to Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison, Ind., where he was pronounced dead. An investigation into the death is ongoing by KSP trooper M. Soto.

     

  • Family tragedy led to advocacy work

    The News-Democrat

    A trip to the family farm on Bucks Run Road 28 years ago changed the lives of many people, and continues to affect lives even today.

    Jackie Hughes, then 25, was headed to the Ghent farm home of his mother, Clara Hughes, on March 10, 1981, to get a truck that belonged to his deceased father.

    The roads were icy and his vehicle slid on cinders that had been spread, ironically, to help with traction.