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Today's News

  • Landscape work wins Meffords the beautification award

    The City of Carrollton presented its first beautification award last fall to Mike and Elizabeth Mefford. The newly established award recognizes a family or individual for the restoration or beautification of a privately owned home within the city limits.

    With the award, the city wishes “to acknowledge a deserving owner who has set a stellar example of improvement through their efforts, skills or craftsmanship with regard to their home,” according to its website.

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  • CCMS baseball splits home opener with Walton-Verona

    Carroll County Middle School baseball held its home opener April 12, as the Panthers took on the Walton-Verona Bearcats. The teams split wins with Bearcats winning the eighth-grade game 16-2 and Carroll winning the seventh-grade game 4-1.

    “Unfortunately, the teams had been on the field more this week than the last two months combined,” Carroll County head coach D.C. Craig said after the games. “The weather has made it difficult for us to even get in practice time.”

  • 2018 Easter Coloring Contest Winners

    These children were the winners of The News-Democrat’s 2018 Easter Coloring Contest, sponsored by Hometown Pizza. Every participant received a coupon for a free individual pizza and the winners also received a coupon for a free large pizza.

  • School Menu | April 19, 2018

    The following is the breakfast and lunch menu for Carroll County Schools:

    Thursday, April 19: Breakfast, French toast sticks with syrup and yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Beef or Chicken nachos, lettuce/tomato, salsa/sour cream, queso sauce, refried beans, fiesta rice, banana or pineapple.

    Friday, April 20: Breakfast, Donut or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Fish patty on bun or corn dog, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, cole slaw, Mandarin oranges, or Craisins.

  • CCHS grad accepted to Berea College Entrepreneurship Leadership Institute

    Guillermo Cruz, a 2017 graduate of Carroll County High School, has been selected as one of 20 members for the 15th cohort of the prestigious Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program at Berea College this summer. EPG creates a multi-year, interdisciplinary program to teach students both inside and outside the classroom on how to practice and implement Entrepreneurial Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship in rural communities throughout Appalachia.

  • Castrating cattle early minimizes risk of developing tetanus

    In the United States, more than 17 million bulls that range in age from one day to one year are castrated yearly. Tetanus is a potentially life-threatening neurologic disease affecting all species of domestic livestock, including cattle, so it is important for producers to take steps to prevent it.

  • Homemakers raise money for ovarian cancer research

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers will raise funds for ovarian cancer research programs by donating $1 per member out of their annual dues. This year we are also having three additional fundraising events to help.

  • 4-H trap shooting meeting April 22

    The 4-H Trap shooting sports team will hold its first meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, behind Kinman Chevrolet. Trap shooting coach Randy Glauber said all interested youth are invited to attend. He said 4-H has shotguns youth can use and the targets and ammunition are provided by grants 4-H receives from several shooting organizations.

    Glauber said all the instructors are certified. The meeting and practice sessions are usually held on Sunday afternoons.