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Today's News

  • What’s in a name?

    On Nov. 24, the Jameson family named their newborn baby girl Hashtag, after Twitter’s use of the (#) symbol.

    The year before, an Egyptian man named his son Facebook, and in 2011 an Israeli couple named their baby Like.

    These babies join celebrities’ babies Spec Wildhorse Mellencamp, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette, Pilot Inspecktor Lee and Audio Science Clayton, which makes Apple Blythe Alison Martin sound almost traditional as a baby name.

  • Fire department programs target safety of residents

    It is still close to the start of the new year, and I believe  a good time to take a few moments to talk about some of the services that the Carrollton Fire Department offers.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 30, 2013

    Fiscal approves pharmacy donation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed at its Jan. 22 meeting to continue its annual $5,000 donation to the Faith Community Pharmacy, which visits Carrollton monthly.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the program in 2012 assisted 38 low-income county residents with no access to medical insurance to obtaining prescriptions last year.

    “The best thing about it is they do not give pain medications,” Magistrate Dean Miller stated.

  • Circuit Clerk’s Office offers new Organ Donor Heart on license

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians soon will have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their drivers license.

    For more than 20 years, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky have been educating communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. Each day, 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Only 35 percent of Kentuckians are registered organ donors.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge ‘slide’ scheduled for summer of 2013

    The much-anticipated “slide” of a new, wider Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to take place this summer, marking near-completion of the bridge-replacement project.

    While the event is currently expected to occur in mid-July, the schedule is dependent on weather and subject to change.

    With the help of hydraulic jacks, the new 2,427-foot-long steel truss bridge – currently sitting on temporary piers – will move along sliding girder beams to its permanent home on top of the existing piers which are being rehabbed and reused.

  • Sports Shorts | Jan. 30, 2013

    Girls offense struggles, loses to Spencer

    The Lady Panthers shot just 35 percent from the field in a 50-44 road loss at Spencer County Tuesday. Lauren Moore led the team with a double-double, 17 points and 11 rebounds.

    Carroll hung close in the first half, down 16-13, but were outscored 21-8 in the third quarter.

    The following Lady Panthers also scored: Makena Kindoll, nine points; Doodle Amick and Tatum McIntyre, five points; Kirsten Arvin, four points; Kayla Williamson and Miranda Groseclose, two points.

     

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Girls defeat Eminence, 64-20

    The Lady Panthers took care of business early on Saturday, building a 29-4 first-quarter lead to ultimately win, 64-20, over Eminence at home. The victory broke a six-game losing streak for Carroll County, putting its record at 4-15.

    Pressure defense and confidence were the keys to success for the Lady Panthers. The Lady Warriors (5-10) struggled with their ball handling, especially against the press, and committed 24 turnovers.

    Carroll committed just 10 turnovers and shot 52 percent from the field, 62 percent from 2-point range.

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  • Panthers prevail after first quarter deficit

    The Panthers persevered Saturday in a district-rival battle against Eminence, coming back from a huge first-quarter deficit to ultimately win, 65-53.

    “I was just really proud of our effort, and I think that really shows the character and the type of players that we have,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “They really rose to the occasion and played well. I thought we executed well. I was pleased with really every phase of the game tonight.”