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Today's News

  • Panthers continue struggles post-All ‘A’, fall to Frankfort

    Thursday night was meant to be a celebration for the six Panther seniors – John Michael Adams, Austin Crowell, Taylor Hill, Keifer McIntyre, Will Wallace and Jacob Wise. But when the final out was made, it was the Frankfort Panthers who left the field with smiles on their faces as they defeated the home team 6-1, May 15.

  • Sharing our talents
  • “Shining Stars”
  • It is never too early to start teaching children to cook

    A beautiful sunny Monday morning. Sometimes it seems hard to equate beautiful and Monday in the same sentence, but today, it’s all true. The grass is green, part of my garden is planted and spring is all around us. Good times all around.

    One thing that makes any time better is having family or friends around. This brings me to the point of exactly that: family and cooking.

  • Retired teachers award annual scholarship

    Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met on May 16 at Two Rivers Restaurant with 11 members present.

    President Cassandra McBurney opened the meeting with discussion on the scholarship the association gives. Becky Woods explained to the group the process that was used in the selection of Tre Burgin as their scholarship recipient. The scholarship was made possible because of the record number of members who paid their dues and the generous donations of some members. The retired teachers agreed that they wish Burgin well in his studies.

  • 2014 Student-Athlete of the Year

    Congratulations to Kelsey Ogden and Michael Hall, the 2014 Student-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the staff of The News-Democrat.

  • Federal disaster assistance available to farmers

    The Carrollton Service Center Farm Service Agency is currently conducting sign-ups for livestock disaster assistance programs. 

    These disaster programs are authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill as permanent programs and provide retroactive authority to cover losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

    The three programs are:

    Livestock Forage Program

    The Livestock Forage Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • Get exhibits ready now for the Carroll County Fair

    The Carroll County Fair is June 6 – 14 and the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is getting ready for this year’s event.

    We encourage all Carroll County youth and adults to exhibit items you have made, grown, raised and created so we can showcase our Carroll County talent in the 4-H and Open Class exhibits.

  • Earls presented Korean war medals at May ceremony

    Sixty-two years ago on Feb. 14, 1952, at the age of 21, Freddie C. Earls of Carrollton was called to serve active duty in Korea for the Department of the U.S. Army. He served only one year, five months and 17 days. On April 19, 1953, he was wounded, resulting in the loss of eyesight in both eyes.

    After a long hospital stay and a long recovery period, he was sent to rehabilitation in Chicago, Ill.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 22, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.