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Today's News

  • Ghent car fire

    The Ghent Fire Protection District extinguished a car fire on Hwy. 227 Wednesday.

    Vickie Payton had just pulled up to Jeff Flood State Farm at 2030 Hwy. 227 when she smelled and saw smoke coming from the car. She attempted to lift the hood, but it was already on fire.

    Payton, her daughter and her two grandchildren exited the vehicle and were unharmed.

  • Lighthouse Summer Camp registration June 20-24

    The Lighthouse, 21st Century Community Learning Center at Carroll County Middle School, 408 Fifth St., Carrollton, is accepting registration for Summer Camp , from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-24 at the school.
    The program is for students who will be enrolled in the third through eighth grade in the 2011-12 school year. Cost is $85 for one student, $145 for two siblings and $200 for three siblings.
    Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included. Transportation is not provided.

  • Benefit set for Happy Hollow Resort June 11

    A benefit to aid Jimmy and Melinda Jones is set for 2 p.m. June 11 at Happy Hollow Resort in Worthville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jones family, who lost everything in a recent house fire.

    Organizers are seeking donation items for the family and to raffle to raise money. Several bands are set to play at the event, and others that are interested in assisting are urged to contact benefit organizers.

    For more information, contact Leanne at (502) 713-7944.

  • Relay for Life donation
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 8, 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.

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  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards: Tyler Gross, baseball, football

    Tyler Gross is a quiet leader, a consistent pitcher, a natural lineman and a blue-collar athlete. He makes sacrifices for the good of the team and does not seek recognition or glory for the work he puts in.

    These are some of the comments made by two of the coaches who know him best and among the reasons why Gross was selected as the 2011 Male Student-Athlete of the Year, an award sponsored by The News-Democrat and Earl Floyd Ford.

  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards: Hannah Devine, basketball

    When locals say the name “Hannah Devine,” the first images that come to mind are of a Lady Panther basketball player nailing 3-pointers from every spot outside the arch, driving hard to the basket and grabbing tough rebounds on the block.

    But what everyone may not know is that this same athlete puts in hours of extra time in the gym, earns a 4.0 grade average and is at the top of her junior class, and  volunteers much of her free time to helping others.

  • Have you met ... Matt Bickers the pro wrestler

    MADISON, Ind. – Matt Bickers may not be a large man, but he’s becoming a powerful force in the world of professional wrestling.

    A teacher by day, Bickers is the new owner of the once-defunct Supreme Championship Wrestling in Madison, Ind.

    As a boy, he fell in love with the sport during the “WrestleMania” years, watching such television wrestling stars as Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura (before his stint as Minnesota’s governor) beat their competition in the ring.

  • Crusade for Children

  • Pastor, CFD prevent fire at local church

    An electrical short caused a smoldering fire at Relevant Church in Carrollton Saturday night, according to Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews of the Carrollton Fire Department.

    Carroll County dispatch received a report of smoke at the church at 8:55 p.m.; CFD arrived on scene at 8:59 p.m.

    Dews said Pastor Rusty Bennett noticed the smoke when he was changing an exterior entrance light. Dews said when the fire department arrived on scene, there was smoke coming out from the back side of the building.