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Today's News

  • Retired teachers plan donation to food pantry

    Carroll County Retired Teachers’ Association was invited to have lunch and hold its meeting at Fairview Place on May 17. There were 11 members present.

    Chet Mitchell and his staff served a delicious lunch. Mitchell gave the group a very brief talk about the facility. He also answered several questions from members.

  • Warm weather brings a chance to use the grill

    Well my friends, we can now say summer is officially here. Ok, maybe it’s not officially here according to the calendar; however it is here officially according to my standard definition of summer. Has it been hot enough for me to sweat and to contemplate it being too hot to fish? The answer to both of those is yes, so therefore summer is upon us.

  • Community Calendar | Week of May 22, 2013

    Wednesday, May 22

    Carrollton Utilities Commission will hold its monthly meeting at noon at the Carrollton Utilities building on Sixth Street.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets Wednesday at noon at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, May 23

  • Church News | May 22, 2013

    Apostolic church sets revival for May 24-26

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold a revival at 7:30 p.m., May 24-26, featuring Brother Jerry Cottrell from Palestine West Virginia. For information call Brother Bobbie Wade, (502) 255-7510.

     

    May hymn sing at Sanders is skipped

  • Champions needs community support to battle substance abuse

     I would like to take this opportunity to announce that Kimberly Fain is the new assistant coordinator, hired through the Carroll County School Board and Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. The application and interview process was held in April.

    We are proud to have Fain aboard with Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. She is rather familiar with the community and eager to learn. Hopefully within the near future, those of you reading this will be able to meet both of us and we can make strides to diminish substance abuse in Carroll County.

  • God helps Christians recharge their souls, just like a battery

    True fact: I am not a professional photographer.

    Another true fact: I am in desperate need of — something.

    As I write this I’m sitting in a park pavilion early on a Saturday morning. I’m supposed to be taking photos of a kids’ triathlon for the newspaper, but right now, as the littlest kids are in the pool and on their bikes and running their little legs off, I’m not taking their pictures.

    Recently, I bought a jazzy new camera, a red one, with a zoomy lens.

  • ‘Impact’ is a must-see, fair depiction of tragic I-71 bus crash in 1988

    I have to admit, it wasn’t until I moved here just over 11 years ago that I learned anything about the church bus crash on May 14, 1988.

    At the time, I was a very young reporter in Fairfield County, Conn. I didn’t even own a TV, which wasn’t an issue because most nights I had to cover meetings or events. I didn’t watch the national news very often, and of course this was long before the Internet. If something happened someplace other than the towns where I worked, I didn’t know about it.

  • Hunger joins the police force

     By SARAH BEACH
    The News-Democrat

    Officer Bryant Hunger, the newest police officer on the Carrollton Police force, is an active servant of the community.

    A part-time EMT, a firefighter for the Carrollton Fire Department and assistant coach with the Carroll County High School Panthers football team, Hunger was sworn in last December as a full-time police officer, after working as a Fire Engineer and Dispatcher for two years.

  • Correction: Warrant was executed in December 2012 for Fitzgerald

    A May 15 story in The News-Democrat about ex-convict Kevin Fitzgerald gave the wrong date for a search warrant issued that led to his arrest for owning a shotgun and ammunition.

    The search warrant was issued in December 2012, not in 2011, and executed by police from Owensboro, Ky., and Dawson Springs, Ky., where he was living at the time.

  • Panthers demolish Demons on senior night

    The Panthers baseball team capped off the regular season with a landslide victory over the visiting Williamstown Demons, 19-7, on Wednesday, May 15. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to the team’s eight seniors: Zach Beckham, Trey Boles, Dillon Craig, A.J. Dixon, Derrick Nickell, Chase Osborne, Brad Robbins and Brandon Stewart.