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  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 28, 2013

    Patrons may bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items through the end of August. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to Carroll County Animal Support. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Hot brown recipe offers up a simple, complete meal

    Hello once again my friends. As I sit here typing this article, I am surprised at how fast the summer has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about how warmer weather was on its way and, the summer grilling season would soon be upon us.

    Warmer weather is here and has been for a while. As a matter of fact, it’s almost time for me to start talking about how soon it will be for cooler weather to arrive. As for now however, I’m going to stop weather prognosticating and talk about food.

  • New CRANE group takes flight for regional conservation

    Over the past several months, a couple of the area Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agents and I have been planning a new Exten-sion program that focuses more on our local natural resources.

    We call this program “Con-serving Resou-rces through Agri-cultural and Natural Explor-ation,” or CRANE.

    CRANE was developed to bring awareness and consideration to our natural resources by thinking outside of the classroom and learning about those resources through exploring our surroundings.

  • Local sewing team wins skillathon at state fair Saturday

    We are so very proud of our team of Carroll and Gallatin 4-Hers who took second place at the 4-H State Fair Sewing Skill-athon Satur-day, Aug. 24.

    Team members, Lorinda Bennett, Gabby Bowen, Hannah Welch of Carrollton and Kelli Deaton of Warsaw had to sew a garment from a pattern that they had never seen before and identify a variety of different fabrics, sewing notions, parts of the sewing machine, seam finishes and pattern markings.

  • Christmas in August

    More than 200 bikes took to the road Aug. 18 for a poker run to raise money to help provide Christmas to local children who may not otherwise have anything at the holidays. Organizer Tracey Reynolds said more than $7,000 was raised through T-shirt sales, a split-the-pot raffle and door prizes. 

  • Panther rushing attack leads team to victory over Pendleton

    The Carroll County rushing attack dominated the Pendleton County Wildcats 375 yards to just 1 yard as the Panthers rolled to a 48-11 season-opening road win Friday.

    “Overall, I think we were able to run what we game planned for all week, and we were able to execute it,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “There are still the details we’re trying to fix that will make a difference on our team.”

  • Volleyball slams first win

    The Lady Panthers and new head coach Lynn Eaglin collected their first win of the season, defeating Lloyd Memorial at home Thursday, 3-1.

    “It feels good to get the first win at home,” Eaglin said.

    Junior Kelly Layton led the team with 17 kills and four blocks, while fellow junior Karly Prosser followed with eight kills and five aces. Junior Sabrina Young also had five aces, while senior Emily Baker collected 22 assists.

    The Lady Panthers fell behind early most of the match, but found a way to battle back and take the win.

  • Panthers earn come-from-behind win over Garrard in home opener

    The Panthers soccer team has started off the 2013 season on a positive note, showing they can both dominate a game as well as pull out a come-from-behind victory.

    Carroll County opened the season Tuesday, Aug. 20, with a road trip to Covington Latin and came home with a 9-2 victory. Senior Michael Hall, freshman David Marshall and sophomore Alex Burns scored two goals apiece. Senior Taylor Byrd, sophomore Brett Hall and freshman Tyler Stewart each scored one goal.

  • Carroll County District Court | Aug. 28, 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 and Thursday, Aug 21-22, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Hornback becomes state senator for Carroll under redistricting plan

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.

    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Sen. Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.