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Today's News

  • Follow God’s plan in life by fullfilling the calling, direction he has offered

    As we approach a new year with excitement, we can look back at 2013 you might’ve had a great year maybe things went well. Or maybe, your year was filled with pain, loss, or broken dreams, the great thing is as people with vision we get to start new you have a fresh start in 2014.

  • Student of the week: Mason Rose

     What is your favorite thing about school and why? 

    “Math because it is easy.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it is easy.”

    What is your favorite  book?  

    “Shark Attack”

    What is your favorite movie?  

    “Game Plan”

    Where do you want to go to college?  

    Sullivan

  • School menu | Dec. 5, 2013

    Editor’s note: Items in parenthesis are alternative items being served at Carroll County Middle School.

     

    Thursday, Dec. 5: Lasagna, breadstick, broccoli, prov. blend veggies, grapes and Mandarin oranges; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Dec. 6: Sloppy Joe with corndog bites, bun, potato wedges, kale, peach cups and fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, Dec. 9: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange and pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Breakfast pizza.

  • Dads get involved through WATCH D.O.G.S. program

    More fathers are volunteering in the Carroll County School District as a result of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a second-year program at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary that brings fathers and father figures into the schools to serve as positive male role models for students. 

    “The idea behind WATCH D.O.G.S. is to have father figures be positive role models not only for their own children but also for other students in the school,” Family Ties coordinator Robin Huesman said.

  • Panel’s report doesn’t offer changes in child death reports

    By BETH MUSGRAVE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 5, 2013

    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, Nov. 27, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Regional runners-up | Dec. 5, 2013
  • Learn the basics of arranging attractive holiday tables

    Since many of you have told me you wished you could create something special for your holiday table, I have planned a special holiday arrangement class from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, at the Extension office.

    Hav-ing it later in the afternoon may give more of you working outside the home a chance to take this class.

    You may know Sharon Graves of Ghent to be a local artist. She possesses many other talents – including being a certified florist. She will teach us to make a beautiful holiday arrangement. 

  • Cost share applications available Friday from Extension

    Applications will be available starting Friday, Dec. 6 for the 2013 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Appli-cations must be picked up and returned to the Carroll County Exten-sion Office between Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. We cannot accept applications before or after those dates. 

  • Season Preview: Lady Panthers set goals high after first year under belts

    With a second year under their belts in head coach Paul Stone’s system and losing no seniors to graduation last season, the Lady Panthers will look to improve upon their 7-20 record last season.

    “That is one positive to not having any seniors is because you have the same players back,” Stone said.

    Having a new coach, a new system and no seniors on the team was difficult for the girls last season, and on him, Stone said. This year’s team will be better because the girls now have varsity experience and understand the system.