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Today's News

  • Board holds first reading of 2014-15 budget

    Carroll County Board of Education approved its draft budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaling $25.76 million at its May 22 meeting.

    District Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the proposed budget, which doesn’t have to be finalized until later this year, includes a $4.43 million contingency, which is 19.89 percent of the budget.

  • Gas causes home explosion

    Travis Noble and his 3-year-old son were able to escape from their 11th Street home in Carrollton without injury Tuesday when a gas explosion brought the roof in on them and set the house on fire.

    “I have no idea how they were able to get out of there,” Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said Wednesday morning, because the explosion caused the living room area of the house to collapse.

  • Panthers’ Regionals run ends in semifinals

    If you really want to know what happened in the baseball 8th Regional semifinal between Carroll County and Anderson County Tuesday night, don’t look at the final score.

    The two teams were deadlocked at one run apiece in the bottom of the sixth before the Bearcats took advantage of a Panther mental error and added a couple RBI singles to take a 5-1 lead and ultimately win by the same margin.

  • STEM bus to make stops for summer reading events

    The Carroll County School District is hosting several summer learning activities throughout the community this summer. The STEM Bus, credit recovery/enrichment and the summer reading program will all be active during the months of June and July.

    The Center of Accelerated Learning will be open for three sessions so that students can earn course credits.

  • Horner sworn in, P’ville budget passes

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Prestonville Commission filled a vacancy on the board and approved a budget for next year during a special meeting Tuesday, May 27.

    Cathy Horner was sworn in as the newest commissioner during the meeting.  She fills the vacancy left by Charles Smith, who resigned from his post on May 19.

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  • County school district offers summer feeding program

    Carroll County School Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | May 29

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

    Thursday, May 29: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 30: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | May 29

    Thursday, May 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 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, May 30: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, May 31: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, 2 p.m.

    For more information, call Carroll County Public Library at (502) 732-7020.

  • Readers on vacation | May 29

    A group of News-Democrat readers took a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and posed for a picture with a copy of the newspaper Saturday night on Broadway. From left: (back) Donnie Wright and James Franklin; (front) Teresa Polley, Tina Marie Stout-Smith and Rachel Lynn Troxell.

  • Wright, Shirley to wed June 21

    Darrell and Debbie Wright of Sanders announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mollie Darrah Wright, to Ryan Douglas Shirley, son of Suann McGuire and Bryan Shirley of Warsaw.

    The bride to be is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a teacher at Carroll County High School. 

    The groom elect is a 2009 graduate of Gallatin County High School and is employed by Heritage Environmental.