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  • Board holds first reading of 2014-15 budget

    Carroll County Board of Education approved its draft budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaling $25.76 million at its May 22 meeting.

    District Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the proposed budget, which doesn’t have to be finalized until later this year, includes a $4.43 million contingency, which is 19.89 percent of the budget.

  • Gas causes home explosion

    Travis Noble and his 3-year-old son were able to escape from their 11th Street home in Carrollton without injury Tuesday when a gas explosion brought the roof in on them and set the house on fire.

    “I have no idea how they were able to get out of there,” Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said Wednesday morning, because the explosion caused the living room area of the house to collapse.

  • Horner sworn in, P’ville budget passes

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Prestonville Commission filled a vacancy on the board and approved a budget for next year during a special meeting Tuesday, May 27.

    Cathy Horner was sworn in as the newest commissioner during the meeting.  She fills the vacancy left by Charles Smith, who resigned from his post on May 19.

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  • County school district offers summer feeding program

    Carroll County School Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

  • Ogden shows year-round dedication to softball, school

    Sit down and talk to Carroll County High School senior Kelsey Ogden for a little while and you will discover a few things: She has a bubbly personality, loves softball, but is equally as dedicated to her schoolwork and involvement in the community. The starting third baseman and cleanup hitter for the Lady Panthers softball team, Ogden has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and is a leader in school and on the field. Because of this, Ogden has been named The News-Democrat’s 2014 Female Student-Athlete of the Year, an award sponsored by Earl Floyd Ford.

  • Hall loves helping teammates excel in sport he loves

    Take a look at the Carroll County High School soccer record books, and you will see Michael Hall’s name written all over them. He is the all-time leading scorer with 70 career goals. During his senior year, he broke his own school-record for most goals scored in a season with 36 and tied Brandon Stewart’s record for most assists in a season with 13. He also scored five goals in one half against Gallatin County, another record.

  • Kickin’ off summer
  • Carroll County District Court | May 29

    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.

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  • School district wants students to read 100 minutes/week over break

    Carroll County Schools want students to “Get Wild About Summer Reading.”

    Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams said school district officials have created this program in an effort to stop what is called the “summer slide” in students’ reading abilities.

    When students are off for three months during the summer, she said, they lose some of their reading abilities.

  • Katrina’s School of Dance spring recital