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Today's News

  • It is never too early to start teaching children to cook

    A beautiful sunny Monday morning. Sometimes it seems hard to equate beautiful and Monday in the same sentence, but today, it’s all true. The grass is green, part of my garden is planted and spring is all around us. Good times all around.

    One thing that makes any time better is having family or friends around. This brings me to the point of exactly that: family and cooking.

  • Retired teachers award annual scholarship

    Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met on May 16 at Two Rivers Restaurant with 11 members present.

    President Cassandra McBurney opened the meeting with discussion on the scholarship the association gives. Becky Woods explained to the group the process that was used in the selection of Tre Burgin as their scholarship recipient. The scholarship was made possible because of the record number of members who paid their dues and the generous donations of some members. The retired teachers agreed that they wish Burgin well in his studies.

  • 2014 Student-Athlete of the Year

    Congratulations to Kelsey Ogden and Michael Hall, the 2014 Student-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the staff of The News-Democrat.

  • Federal disaster assistance available to farmers

    The Carrollton Service Center Farm Service Agency is currently conducting sign-ups for livestock disaster assistance programs. 

    These disaster programs are authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill as permanent programs and provide retroactive authority to cover losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

    The three programs are:

    Livestock Forage Program

    The Livestock Forage Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • Get exhibits ready now for the Carroll County Fair

    The Carroll County Fair is June 6 – 14 and the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is getting ready for this year’s event.

    We encourage all Carroll County youth and adults to exhibit items you have made, grown, raised and created so we can showcase our Carroll County talent in the 4-H and Open Class exhibits.

  • Earls presented Korean war medals at May ceremony

    Sixty-two years ago on Feb. 14, 1952, at the age of 21, Freddie C. Earls of Carrollton was called to serve active duty in Korea for the Department of the U.S. Army. He served only one year, five months and 17 days. On April 19, 1953, he was wounded, resulting in the loss of eyesight in both eyes.

    After a long hospital stay and a long recovery period, he was sent to rehabilitation in Chicago, Ill.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 22, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years
  • Prestonville Commissioner Smith resigns, first reading of city budget

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    The resignation of Charlie Smith at the Prestonville city meeting May 19 will leave an empty commissioner’s seat.

    In a letter written by Smith, he thanked everyone and informed them that his resignation was effective May 19. Smith’s term would have ended in November, and a replacement must now be found to serve until the end of that term.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Lady Cats in 31st District Tourney

    The Henry County Lady Cats were on top of their game Tuesday night. Unfortunately, it was at the expense of the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

    After falling behind 4-0, the Lady Panthers rallied in the bottom of the fifth to tie. But the Lady Cats weren’t done, plating two runs in the sixth and seven in the seventh to win, 13-4, in the 31st District Tournament. They advanced to the championship game Wednesday against Gallatin County, which defeated Owen County Tuesday, 3-2. Both teams also will compete in the 8th Region Tournament.