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Today's News

  • Slow and steady wins the race: Carroll defeats Trimble in OT

    Carroll head coach Randy Mefford summed it up best: “It just goes to show you, anything can happen in a rivalry game.”

    The Lady Panthers (5-13) bounced back from a 10-point first quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Lady Raiders 36-34 in overtime.

    Trimble (6-9) had the opportunity to end the game in regulation when referees called a foul with .2 seconds remaining, sending sophomore Paige Black to the free throw line for a pair. Down one, Black missed the first and sank the second, extending the game another four minutes knotted at 34.

  • Board learns nutrition facts about county school district

    Cake and punch is a great way to start a new year and the Carroll County Board of Education did just that.  January is the month for honoring boards of education and Superintendent Lisa James honored the board with cake, punch and certificates.

    The board also began the new year with a new leader.  Mona Kindoll was elected as the new board chairman at the Jan. 5 meeting.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 28, 2012

    Council authorizes $1,500 to advertise community meeting Feb. 16

    By a vote of 5-0 Monday night, Carrollton City Council approved spending up to $1,500 on print and radio advertising for the upcoming community listening session on riverfront development and the future of downtown. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 25, 2012

    Fiscal court agrees to purchase vehicle for county coroner

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday agreed to seek bids on a new vehicle for Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion, seconded by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, to buy the vehicle off state contract.

    District 2 Magistrate Deanie Miller said he doesn’t understand why the county would want to go off state contract.

    “I’d rather buy local,” he said.

  • Redistricting makes Hornback county’s new state senator

    Hello. My name is Paul Hornback and I am your new state senator.

    It is our constitutional duty every 10 years to realign our voting districts according to population after each census. This act fulfills the requirement of one man, one vote. Because of population shifts, the 20th State Senatorial District now includes Carroll County in addition to part of Boone and Jefferson counties and all of Gallatin, Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties. (The final congressional district lines are still being discussed between the chambers.)

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Carrollton Fire Department
    Fire Prevention Office

  • Library gathering on anniversary recounted stories from ‘37 flood

    In 1987, the 50th anniversary of the flood, I was in my fifth year as director of the public library. During those first five years I had heard many of our patrons refer to the flood, had seen the plaque in the court house, had learned that many of the old copies of The News-Democrat had been destroyed as water rose into the newspaper offices, and had begun to gather photographs and articles about that very significant period in Carroll County’s history.

  • Student of the week: Casey Breeden

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “The teachers and coaches of the school are pretty cool.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Coach Weedman, he’s not just a teacher or coach, he is a good friend. And he has helped me a lot.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Skyline.”

  • Tilley on Dean’s List

    The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge that John D. Tilley of Carrollton has made the Dean’s List for the November 2011 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the Dean’s List.

  • Weeks elected president of Development board

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation elected its 2012-13 officers and board members at its annual meeting on Jan. 17, held at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.