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Today's News

  • Annual Ready Fair is Thursday at Cartmell

    Family Ties Resource Center sponsors its annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, for Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students at Cartmell.

    Lots of information and free items will be available to families to help make sure students start the school year right.

    Family Ties will be giving each student who attends a bag of school supplies for the new year. There also will be several community agencies on site providing an abundance of information about their programs for parents and students.

  • Education news: Finishing touches
  • Board opts to install fence at Cartmell drainage pond

    Deciding between what they want and what they can afford is the task the Carroll County Board of Education is currently grappling with.

    Project manager John Gilbert and engineer Laithe Ross of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with the price tag for each of the two options for the drainage pond at the newly renovated Cartmell Elementary at the board’s July 21 meeting.

    Everyone seemed to expect a gap in price, but board members and architects alike appeared genuinely shocked at the figures presented. 

  • Poker run to help children this Christmas

    The second Helping Kids in our Neighborhood Poker Run is expected to attract about 200 bikers this year to aid Carroll County children in need this Christmas.

    Organizer Kenny Jones said there has been a great response already this year for the Aug. 21 event, which begins and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw.

    “People have really been generous this year,” he said, noting the group has received many donations, including tickets to see an Indianapolis Colts game and a Pittsburg Steelers game, as well as many autographed items to help raise funds.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 3, 2011

    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, July 27-28, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Boys’ soccer wants to build on to last season’s success

    The Carroll County Panthers’ boys’ soccer team took a giant leap forward last season, setting school records for the young program. The 2010 squad set school records for most goals in a season, most wins, fewest goals allowed in a season, largest shutout and most goals in a game.

    “That squad from last year set the bar for what we can potentially bring out for Carroll County soccer,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. This is Crutcher’s ninth year in the program, seventh as varsity head coach.

  • New season, new opportunity for Lady Panther volleyball

    Despite having three talented and experienced seniors, the 2010 campaign was a disappointing year for the Lady Panther volleyball team, which finished 8-14. However, third-year head coach Kristen Arbinger Hooper said she is excited about the talent level of this year’s squad and how well they work together as a team.

  • iLove technology

    Carroll County High School juniors and seniors received their MacBooks Saturday. The students set up their computers in the library with assistance from the Carroll County Schools Office of Technology and also sat in on Internet safety and protocol classes.

  • Radon: Lack of knowledge could kill

    By Gina Clear

    Landmark News Service

    As the adage goes, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us.” But authorities on radon say lack of knowledge on the subject could be killing us.

    “It’s astonishing, frankly,” said Professional Learning Institute Dean Steve Keeney, “but there’s nobody out there explaining the risk to the public.”

  • Capstone auction connects local produce with restaurants, stores

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. — As Amish families prepared their produce – watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more – for Friday morning’s regular auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.