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Today's News

  • Retired Teachers discuss state legislation

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met on Jan. 16, at Two Rivers Restaurant with 11 members in attendance. The minutes of the last meeting were read by secretary Velma Hunt and approved as read. The treasurer’s report showed the breakdown of the monies available in the scholarship fund and the expenditures from the remaining amount. A total of 34 members have paid their dues, and the treasurer hopes that those who usually pay and have not will do so soon. Every dollar that is collected helps the Association.

  • Couscous, vegetables provide a healthy meal

    Hello once again, my friends. We made it through the holiday season, and now, we are looking forward to spring. The thoughts of warm weather and green grass are dancing in our heads.

    Ok, I’ll admit that’s not what’s on a lot of people’s minds. It is after the holidays so a good number of people are thinking about one thing: those pants that seem to have shrunk over the last month or so.

  • On The Road | Jan. 22, 2015

    Girls beat Bruins

    The Lady Panthers (6-10)  traveled to Elizabethtown Saturday and came home with a 45-37 win over the Central Hardin Lady Bruins (2-17).

    After giving up 16 points in the second quarter to fall behind 21-15 at the half, the Lady Panthers bounced back in the third quarter. They outscored the Lady Bruins 17-12, down one heading into the final quarter. Carroll outscored their opponent 13-4 to take the win.

  • Boys 8th Region All A all-tournament team | Jan. 22, 2015
  • Owen dominates over Carroll in district matchup

    Owen County continued the momentum from last week’s regional All “A” championship in Tuesday night’s 81-39 district win over Carroll County.

    Owen scored the first basket of the game on a dunk by junior forward Carson Williams. Vince Toftness added eight of his game high 26 points as Owen rolled to a 13-0 lead before Carroll County junior forward Austin Crank scored Carroll’s first points with 2:55 left in the first quarter.

  • Deadline nears for producers to join farm programs

    The deadlines are quickly approaching for producers with base acres to make decisions regarding new coverage programs under the current Farm Bill.

    The two new programs that have been created through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the 2014 Farm Bill are Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

    ARC and PLC are commodity farm safety net programs that offer farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues.

  • Healthy choices can help with new year weight loss

    Hello, since this is my first article for the paper I wanted to thank everyone I’ve met in the community and at the Carroll County Extension Office for the warm welcomes and offers of support in my new position as Family and Consumer Science Agent. There are many folks to meet and opportunities yet to come, and I look forward to them all!

    At the beginning of January many of us made resolutions and set goals around health, such as eating healthier, becoming more fit or losing weight.

  • Public records | Jan. 22, 2015

    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

  • Oak will coordinate circulation, delivery

    In search of a new challenge, Michelle Oak found one at The News-Democrat. Her first day as the new circulation coordinator was Dec. 22, and she has been learning something new every day since.

    “It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’ve never worked for a newspaper before,” Oak said of why she applied for the position.

  • Taylor to lead graphics for newspapers

    After working his entire career in Madison, Ind., graphic designer Darrel Taylor decided it was time for a change. He joined the staff at The News-Democrat Jan. 5, as the new graphic designer.

    “Darrell will manage composition of ads for our customers in Carroll and Trimble counties,” Publisher Jeff Moore said. “He will also design the classified pages for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner and handle all layout and ad design for the River City Trading Post.”