Today's News

  • Nab presents Eagle Scout project, tax rates set

    Local boy scout Kameron Nab presented his proposed Eagle Scout project to the Carroll County Fiscal Court Sept. 13. He plans to place benches at the county park playground near the baseball fields and batting cages, as well as picnic tables under the oak trees by the walking track. Nab asked fiscal court to purchase three benches for the project, which fiscal court voted to do.

    Nab and the Boy Scout troop will build the picnic tables, set the benches and spread the mulch.

  • Ghent appoints Crase as commissioner; Hendren resigns as commissioner

    The city of Ghent chose Susie Crase at a special meeting Aug. 25, to fill the vacant commissioner position for the city. Crase was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell at the regular meeting on Sept. 14.

  • Walkers take to the streets Sept. 17, to fight suicide

    Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 400 people from throughout Madison are expected to participate in the second annual Madison Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the Indiana Chapter at 9 a.m. Sept. 17, at Bicentennial Park.

    This fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.

  • Benefit to be held Sept. 24, at Trimble


    Landmark News Service

    Family and friends are throwing a benefit for Robert Brierly of Henry County, due to his living situation and continuing health issues, according to information from Jennifer Allgeier.

    Brierly lost his home after the death of his wife a few years ago, and he lived in a daughter’s basement until she sold her home, Allgeier said. For a little while after that, he lived in a camper.

  • Jill’s Wish
  • CCMS Volleyball
  • Public Records | Sept. 15, 2016

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler


  • Photos by CARL ROBERTS/ Special to The News-Democrat
  • Carroll receives $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

     The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Carroll County School District a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

  • Herbst discusses fungi that cause ears of corn to rot

    Weather conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.  Diplodia ear rot has been observed in some corn fields in Kentucky this year, but Gibberella ear rot has yet to be seen. Let us learn a little more about both.

    Ears affected by Diplodia may have a white mold growing on and/or between the rows of corn kernels.  Ears affected within two weeks after silking may be completely “mummified,” while in later infections, a light, cottony growth may be observed growing on the ear.