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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Feb. 20, 2014

    Thursday, Feb. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; DIY cork pendant, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 22: Take your child to the library day! Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. until  noon; animal tales, 2 p.m.

  • Library programs help with early childhood development

    Children are an essential part of our library. Their presence can be seen from the time we open until the time we close. They range in age from very small babies to high school seniors.

    Our goal is to try to have something useful and meaningful for all children in our community. Early literacy is a place where we feel we can use our time and resources to assist our parents and schools. This is accomplished in several different ways.

  • 2014 CCHS senior basketball players, cheerleaders
  • Kinman remembered for his kindness, giving nature

    Carroll County businessman Herb Kinman will be remembered as a generous man who loved his family and his friends. He supported numerous organizations and fundraisers throughout the community over the years, but he was equally as charitable to people he barely even knew.

    Kinman, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital of a heart attack. His full obituary can be found on page 3.

  • Winter Warriors
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree coming to Butler

    Construction work is underway at Butler Outlet Mall to expand for new Hibbett Sporting Goods and Dollar Tree stores set to open this spring.

    Krishna Patel, who owns the outlet mall with his father Manny Patel, said this is the first phase of three they are planning for the retail facility on Hwy. 227.

    By the end of March, Patel said the construction will be complete on store spaces for Hibbett and Dollar Tree. He said the sporting goods location will be about 5,500 square feet, while Dollar Tree’s new space will be about 8,000 square feet.

  • Hospital adding full-time MRI services in April

    The expansion of services in the radiology department at Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues this spring with the addition of full-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging services.

    In a Monday interview, Digital Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said this is a major advancement for CCMH, which currently has a mobile MRI unit available two half-days — Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

    “Our patients won’t have to wait to get their tests done,” she said.

  • City of Prestonville finances are looking up

    Prestonville city leaders got an update Monday night on finances showing they have more than $114,000 in the bank.

    Prestonville City Clerk/Treasurer Allison Willhoite provided the city commissioners with reports showing their CD was set to mature May 13, with a current value of $84,166.  She said the city’s bank account contains another $30,001.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 20, 2014

    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

  • Panthers hold on to 3-point victory vs. Titans

    The Panthers tangled with the Titans of Louisville Collegiate Tuesday, Feb. 18, and came out of the fight victorious. The game stayed close until the end, as Carroll County managed to outscore the visitors, 15-10, in the fourth quarter and send off seniors John Michael Adams, Dakota Corbin, Austin Crowell, Blake Kruzan and Jacob Wise with a win in their final home game.