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Today's News

  • Haven offers hope to women facing unplanned pregnancy

    Pregnancy can be a wonderfully exciting time in a woman’s life, but it also can be stressful – especially if it wasn’t planned.

    A free clinic is now open to help area women who find themselves in such a predicament.

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services opened Monday, Nov. 3, at 537 Highland Ave., Carrollton, in the Fothergill Insurance building on the corner of Sixth Street.

  • Gonterman wins state open race as middle and elementary Runnin’ Raiders compete in state cross country championships

    Over 300 runners from 40 teams competed in each race making last weekend’s Kentucky State Middle and Elementary State Cross Country Championships worth seeing.

    The Runnin’ Raiders held their own as they competed in the 6th Grade and Under State Girls and Boys Championship, Middle School Boys State race, and Middle School Open Girls State race.

  • Academy aims to develop students into leaders

    About 150 Carroll County students learned and practiced leadership skills at the all-day Leadership Academy on Friday, Oct. 31, at Camp Kysoc.

    It was the first time students from both the middle and high schools attended together, according to instructional coaches Gerda Wise (CCMS) and Nancy Simpson (CCHS), who brought the students together with adult leaders from the schools and the community to teach teamwork, collaboration and how to depend on each other.

  • The votes are in

    Over 53-percent of Trimble County's registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4 to cast their ballots for U.S. President, members of Congress and local school board and city commission candidates.

    The McCain/Palin ticket proved a winner locally, with 2,239 votes in comparison to 1,484 for Obama/Biden.

  • Grant to upgrade Carroll County 911 system

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County will receive a $63,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for improvements to the county’s 911 system.

    Randy Tharp, the county’s 911 supervisor and Carrollton’s fire chief, said the funds will be used to replace the system’s telephone controller. Installed with the rest of the system in 1994, Tharp said the controller is becoming obsolete.

  • Just like butter Trimble Raiders are on a roll

    Trimble County opened up yet another can of… biscuits, last Friday night when the Raiders traveled to Owenton, for another flawless victory.

    The Raiders and Owen County Rebels came into the game matching 2-6 records. The Owen team had hoped to celebrate Senior Night with a big win, enacting a bit of revenge for the Raiders 40-6 blowout against them on Trimble’s Senior Night last year.

    The Raiders, however, showed everyone that size did not matter in a game that ultimately was a bit like the biblical tale ‘David and Goliath.’

  • CCHS Band of Gold takes 12th in state Class AA competition

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold finished marching band season on a high note at the state semifinals Saturday, Nov. 1.

    The band came in 12th out of 16 bands in Class AA at the Kentucky Music Educators Association competition, hosted by Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Ky.

    The band topped the goal of 70 points, set by band director Scott Brawner, earning 72.5 points for the day.

  • Searcy conservation efforts earn district’s ‘J.B Award’

    Acting responsibly with the earth’s resources was the focus of a dinner held Thursday by the Carroll County Conservation District.

    The event was the group’s  annual cooperator’s meeting, with guest speaker Ray Adams, a familiar voice from WHAS Radio with the farm reports with Barney Arnold.

    Adams, who also works on the state conservation board,  treated the audience to several stories about life in general, but conservation in particular.

  • Unexpected emotion ended victorious Senior Night for Panther football

    Lifetime memories were cemented Friday night for four cheerleaders, 10 band members and 14 football players – all seniors, participating in the last game of the season at Carroll County High School’s Panther Field.

    Some of these students have lived their entire lives in Carroll County; some moved here with their families.

    Their parents have supported them as students, athletes and performers, and all shed tears after the game against with Kentucky Country Day. A game that turned out to be a victory for the Panthers, by the way.

  • Are you ready for some basketball?

    The Trimble County High School girls basketball team is gearing up for the 2008-09 season.

    The Lady Raiders are practicing hard, looking to improve significantly over last season when the team tallied a lackluster 8-16 record.

    Although the 2007-08 record does not seem like much to brag about, the team did have some significant, if limited, successes.