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Today's News

  • Important questions lead to the answers and faith

    Life is full of important questions.  What career will I choose? Where will I live? Who will I marry? Will I have children? Will I be a contributing member of society? As our days on earth are numbered, these questions certainly need serious consideration. 

  • Carroll County District Court | April 3, 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, March 27-28, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Lawmakers agree on pension reform bill

    Phew, what a week! The last two days of the 2013 General Assembly Session saw us burning the midnight oil as we worked literally until midnight. But the hard work did have its rewards as several high-profile bills passed.

  • ‘Generation Meek’ must stop being weak

    If you have been reading this column over the past few months, you either already were or are a person committed to your health and your strength. You exercise, push yourself and strive to pursue excellence. You are the choir; you have your robe on, hymnal out and are singing praise to the healthy stronger lifestyle.

    They say preaching to the choir does not solve much. So here is my challenge to you. Take this article and go find that person who needs that jumpstart to fitness, strength and confidence and plead them to read this.

  • Track competes at Walton-Verona

    Ashley Srouder threw a season-best 27 feet 6.25 inches in the shot put, good enough for fifth place for Carroll County in a track meet Saturday, March 23 at Walton-Verona Sports Complex.
    The Panthers competed against some of the best teams in the state, including a team from Dearborn, Mich., head coach Joe Creager said. Srouder was the only Panthers, male or female, to break the top 6 and earn points for the team.
    There were nearly 20 teams in competition.
    Brandon Franklin finished in ninth place in the shot put.

  • Future Panthers baseball camp held April 14-May 5

    The Carroll County High School baseball team will conduct a youth baseball camp Sunday afternoons from April 14-May 5.

    The CCHS coaching staff and current players will be conducting the four-week camp. It is not mandatory to attend all four sessions, but it is recommended. Camp will be held at the Carroll County Conditioning Center (located next to the Carroll County Area Technology Center) and at CCHS baseball field (weather permitting). The camp is open to boys and girls and will be divided into two groups depending on age and skill level.

  • Carroll surprises Highlands, winning 6-4

    The baseball Panthers jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and managed to hang on for a 6-4 win over Highlands Friday.

    The Panthers almost gave the game away in the top of the sixth, committing five errors and giving up three runs.

    Senior Derrick Nickell earned the win on the mound, pitching 5 2/3 innings, striking out five batters, walking one and giving up three hits. Sophomore Zakk Hicks came in from right field to finish out the game and earn a save, striking out three batters and giving up just one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.

  • In memory

    The Carrollton Waffle House held a balloon release in memory of employee Amy Johnson Perkins on March 16. Perkins died in a car accident on March 10. She will be missed dearly by her fellow co-workers and family members who loved her very much.
     

  • Baseball Panthers knock off Raiders, 12-2

    The baseball Panthers finally got the bats rolling Wednesday against the visiting Raiders, as back-to-back two-out rallies in the third and fourth innings set up a walk-off two-RBI singles by John Michael Adams in the fifth inning to win the game, 12-2.

    Carroll County (3-2) registered 11 hits, compared to six by Trimble County (0-3). However, the Panthers still had their share of struggles, striking out nine times, compared to just twice by Trimble County.

  • Incentive for early retirement ordinance approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance for an early retirement incentive program at a special meeting held Monday morning. Employees who have completed 20 years of service with the city of Carrollton and who voluntarily retire between now and Dec. 31, 2013, will be eligible for a one-time payment of $5,000 from the city, according to the ordinance.

    Councilmembers Ann Deatherage, Hayley Franklin, Mike Gordon and Dwight Louden unanimously approved the second reading.