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Today's News

  • Increased code enforcement stirs up complaints

    For more than a year, residents  have been complaining that city ordinances weren’t being enforced.

    Now that code enforcement has been stepped up, plenty of angry people came to Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting at City Hall to complain about being cited for violations.

    In September, the city hired Art Zook as an assistant code enforcement official. Since Oct. 1, he has been writing warnings and citations to property owners who are violating city ordinances.

  • Historic MES fry to serve fish and memories

    Some may view this weekend’s Milton Elementary School fish fry as the end of a legacy, but perhaps it is simply evolving, as it has over the past 50 years.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, will be the last fish fry event held at the old Milton Elementary School, which will be replaced later this year with a brand-new school building in January.

    “No one really knows how [the fish fry] started,” said J.W. Sachleben,who served as MES principal from 1971-83. “I think it might have evolved out of a fall festival. However it started, it has been wonderful.”

  • District in good fiscal shape

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    The Carroll County Board of Education got a boost for its plans to add needed space to overflowing schools.

    Joe Nance, a fiscal consultant said he believed the board would be able to proceed with a $10 million project, and likely could get additional funding.

    He said the board’s bonding (or borrowing) potential is $5.8 million. Added to the $4 million set aside for building projects, the district is in a good position to proceed on a project.

  • Panthers blast by Owen's Rebels, 21-7

    The Owen County Rebels and the Carroll County Panthers met on the gridiron last Friday night, and the Panthers came out on top, 21-7.

    Playing on their home field, the Panthers took control early with an interception by Cody Boles; Panther Zach Wise then scored with 8:45 left on the clock in the first quarter.  

    The point after by Josh Kates was good, and the Panthers were off with a 7-0 lead.

    Senior quarterback Casey Cable worked hard on both sides of the ball as he broke up plays and threw with precision.

  • Lady Panthers end season with wins, but no tourneys

    This past weekend, the 18-9 Carroll County High School Lady Panthers headed into the All-A state tournament.

    They fell Friday to Metcalfe County, 25-22 and 27-25; they went on to put up a good fight, but still lost to Allen Central in three games, 25-20 (Allen), 19-25 (Carroll) and 25-18 (Allen).

    Their luck didn’t change Saturday, and they lost to Saint Patrick, 25-18 and 25-14, then putting Raceland through their paces. Raceland came out the winner, taking two of three games for the match.

    Regular season ends

  • Conquering the Canyon

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “Let’s get going!”

    After waiting more than three years for her chance to hike the Grand Canyon, 22-year-old Sarah Service wanted to get moving. Now.

  • Runnin’ Raiders compete with state’s best at Lexington Catholic Invitational

    The Lexington Catholic Invitational looked more like an October state cross country championship than a normal Saturday race.

    Nine of the top ten ranked teams in Class A along with four top teams from Class AA division toed to the line this past Saturday morning in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park, home of the Kentucky State Cross Country Championship.

  • Dispute may force Ghent to name board

    GHENT, Ky. – The Ghent City Commission met in special session Thursday, Oct. 9,  to decide on a variance request by Gary and Cheryl Nohner.

    By the end of the meeting, they discovered they had no jurisdiction in the matter.

    An attorney for a property owners Wayne and Diane Young cited in the Kentucky Revised Statutes that as a legislative body, the commission can only enact zoning and land-use ordinances.

  • Cause of death unknown for 26-year-old Carrollton man

    (Editor's note: The story published in the Oct. 15 issue of The News-Democrat incorrectly indicated that Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite and KSP Trooper Ryan Gosser said they suspect Tommy Jones Jr.'s death was drug-related. In fact, authorities are unsure of any cause of death. The tests ordered are required, Wilhoite said, when a young person with no prior history of medical history dies suddenly. We regret the error and will run a correction in the Oct. 22 issue.)

  • Varsity and JV suffer end of season losses, while freshman go undefeated

    Some say you can tell how well a future varsity club will do in the future based on how well the underclassman perform. If that is true, the future of Trimble County volleyball is looking excellent because of the young ladies of the freshman team.

    This season’s youngest Trimble County High School Raider team consisted of six freshmen - Sarah Caswell, Mckenzie Dunlap, Courtney Modesty, Sara Kuner, Jayde Snelling and Kindra Wittaker.