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Today's News

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady Warriors in six innings

    Home runs by Kelsey and McKenzie Ogden propelled the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 victory in six innings over the visiting Eminence Lady Warriors Monday night.

    The team (11-8) collected 12 hits and committed no fielding errors in the win, a vast improvement over their previous game against Owen County in the All-A Classic.

    “I’m pretty well pleased coming back from Owen County the other night,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said. “They came in with a good attitude, ready to play.”

  • Senate’s inaction on transportation budget leads to a special session

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Preventing child abuse can aid in battle against drug and alcohol abuse

    April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness month. The question might be asked what child abuse has to do with a group like Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Every day in the United States, five children die as a result of child abuse, most of which are under the age of 4.  Alcohol and substance abuse are the leading cause of child abuse. 

  • Church news - April 18, 2012

    Monthly hymn service set for Sanders church

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Hardin Lowe and the congregation invite you to attend. Additional information is available by calling 859-643-5167.

    Free dinner to be held April 27 at Prestonville

    Free CAYR Dinner will be held, Friday, April 27 at Westside firehouse in Prestonville from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome for fun, food and fellowship. Provided by members of Calvary Full Gospel Church.

     

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 18, 2012

    Wednesday, April 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, April 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Generosity shown in the land of parking lots

    “Would you like coffee?” is a common enough question. When asked this question in a friend’s home, and with an eye to being mischievous, I often respond, “Who made it?”

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 18, 2012

    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.

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  • Carroll County elementary track team competes in first meet of the season

    Fourth-grader Clara Tuttle and third-grader Kennedy Daigle were the top performers in the Carroll County Elementary track team’s first meet on Thursday, April 12, at Henry County High School.

    Head coach Joe Creager said elementary track is different from high school track in that athletes are allowed to participate in more than four events per meet, and the events are broken down by age group. The 4x100 meter relay also is both co-ed and across school and team lines.

  • Two men arrested following traffic stop

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell executed a traffic stop at midnight on Saturday, April 14, in the 800 block of Clay Street.

    Allegedly in plain view was a package of pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and drain cleaner, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

    Elender Karshner, 44, of Sparta was charged with unlawful first-offense possession of methamphetamine precursors and possession of open alcohol-beverage containers in motor vehicle.

    Tommy J. Floyd, 24, of Glencoe was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.