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  • Track News | May 9, 2012

    Carroll competes at Switzerland meet

    The Carroll County track and field team competed in the Switzerland County Vevay Newspapers Invitational on April 26. They competed against a field of all-Indiana schools: Switzerland County, Milan, Rising Sun, Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, Shawe Memorial and Southwestern.

    Carroll was without middle school runners Jenna Richmond, Mallory Bickers and Abby Miracle and thrower Malachi Corbin because of an IHSAA rule banning middle school athletes from competing in high school athletics.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge worker dies following injury at job site

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    A construction worker injured last week at the Milton-Madison Bridge has died, according to Greg Prince, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour Division.

    Roger Lee Cox, 50, of Austin, Ind., was taken off life support on Thursday, May 3 and was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., Prince said.

    “We still don’t know the cause of death,” Prince said. “The only thing we know for sure is that he was found unconscious at the work site.”

  • City hires temporary workers to fill campground manager slot

    The City of Carrollton entered into a contract with Adecco to hire temporary workers to fill the manager position at the Two Rivers Campground.

    Council voted 4-0 in a special meeting held Friday to authorize the contract. Council members Ann Deatherage, Robb Adams, Mike Gordon and Kevin Craig were present for the vote.

  • Caught!
  • Rotary to host two breakfasts this year

    Carrollton Rotary Club will partner with Down on Main Street restaurant again for a pancake breakfast to fund scholarships for Carroll County students. 

    The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 7-10 a.m. at the restaurant located at 508 Main St. in downtown Carrollton. “Celebrity” waiters will again  work for tips.

  • Reader photos from the Derby
  • The EPA is wrong on coal, again

    Since assuming office in 2009, President Obama has piled billions of dollars in unaffordable burdens on electricity generation.  Now his team of regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched another misguided assault on coal with no regard for the cost to American families and businesses.

  • Figures show economy appears to be recovering

    Earlier this year, as the General Assembly was putting together the budget to run state government, it was becoming increasingly clear that the state was finally beginning to see some lasting growth.

    That was further confirmed several weeks ago, when one of the state’s economists said that “all signs are pointing to the likelihood that the recovery is here to stay.”

  • Look to the Lord to help with ‘soul pain’ suffering

    How many times have we gone through very difficult times in our lives; — being in a car accident, going to the hospital for an emergency or having an accident at work or at home. With time we find a way to overcome them, but they always leave us with scars.

    But there are other kinds of pain, like when parents get a divorce, having a family member in jail, when someone special in our lives passes away, having a family member that’s an alcoholic or a drug addict.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees

    The two award winners will be selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not be eligible to win again.