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Today's News

  • Spread the word: Prescription drug abuse is a risky high

    There are people out in the community who are angry at this newspaper, and I think it’s time to clear the air.

    Over the past few months, we have reported on the deaths of three young men, whose autopsies connected their tragic, untimely and unexpected deaths directly to the abuse of prescription drugs apparently obtained illegally.

    As editor, I take full responsibility for making sure these stories were covered and published. And I will make sure that we will continue to do so if, God forbid, this happens again.

  • Panther Boosters chili supper a huge success

    Editor:

    The Carroll County High School Panther basketball team hosted its second annual chili supper and silent auction Feb. 14, prior to the homecoming games against Williamstown and Oldham County. The participation by the community and parents of both the girls and boys basketball teams was terrific; both events were a huge success.

  • TREASURE HUNTING

    Many area residents took advantage of a chance Saturday to have experts appraise their treasures during Personal Treasures Day at Butler-Turpin State Historic House.

    Similar to the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow,” Historic House site manager Evelyn Welch invited Ron Langdon and Jack Bailey, also historic site managers with Kentucky Department of Parks, and Brad Miller of Cornerstone Society of Madison, Ind., a preservation to be appraisers.

  • Wildcats take third win against Panthers, win tournament

    The Panthers were within seconds of advancing in the 31st District Tournament, but were foiled by Henry County Wildcats for the third time this year.

    The border rival team entered the Carroll County High School gym that was bursting with fans for the second game on the night, and squeaked out with a 42-43 win.

    “There’s only one team that gets to end their season with a win, and everybody else ends up with a loss,” Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “We had hoped to go a little further.”

  • Alleged accomplice released on bond

    Michelle McKinney, 31, indicted Feb. 9 for an alleged role in the January robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank, was released from jail Monday after family members posted a $50,000 property bond.

    Initially, Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates ordered McKinney held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond. He agreed to amend the terms to a property bond, after McKinney’s attorney Joe Wells argued that his client has children, has strong roots to the community and has a clean record, and is not a flight risk.

  • Beneficiary thanked donors, volunteers

    (Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to The News-Democrat by Amy Owen of Carrollton. The letter was written by Dawn Austin, before she died of cancer earlier this month. We are printing it at Ms. Owen’s request.)

    Editor:

  • Grateful to doctor, ER for diagnosis, care

    Editor:

    This is a letter that I have written before, but lost when we lost our electric. It is long overdue.

    I was not a person who went to doctors. I did see Dr. Hussein two years ago. He fixed what was wrong and I didn’t go back. I see him on a regular schedule now.

  • Grandparents vent frustration over handling of freshman team

    Editor:

    This letter is to address the situation that arose over the past few weeks concerning the Carroll County High School freshman basketball team.

    This class, though maybe not as talented as others, was a very hard-working and dedicated group of young men. Their season was not stellar, but, unlike their coach, they did not give up – no matter the score or circumstances.

  • Senior Nights less than stellar for CCHS teams

    Senior Night marks the end of regular season play and sometimes the end of a career. So participants always expect a win, but neither of Carroll County High School’s varsity basketball teams got that wish last week.

    The Walton-Verona Bearcats and Lady Bearcats made sure of that.

    The Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 19, led most of the first half of their Senior Night game. Chris Hendrick scored first for the Panthers, adding bucket after bucket as he and Bearcat Jordan Ponzer contributed 26 points each for their teams.

  • Blue Lightning strikes at home

    The Villa Madonna Blue Lightning came into town Tuesday, Feb. 17, and handed the Lady Panthers a second loss on their home court.

    The 46-27 final score left little doubt that the Blue Lightning had the upper hand in the contest, as they chalked up their 19th win for the season.

    Though the Lady Panthers clinched the North Central Kentucky Conference title Feb. 14, the girls team played flat against Villa Madonna. Their usual smothering defense was a no-show; their shooting was markedly off.