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Today's News

  • Jury dreams big as new principal at county’s ATC

    In his new role as principal of the Carroll County Area Technology Center, Tony Jury plans to make big changes.

    “I’m a dreamer,” he said. “I believe in going after big goals and shaking things up.”

    Having been a teacher, curriculum coach and assistant principal, Jury knows how school normally works; however, he’s not happy with how it works for technical education.

  • Groups must unite in battle against drugs to conquer problem

    Having seen first hand the damage that drug and alcohol abuse can do to loved ones, I think it’s terrific that so many people are wanting to get involved to help rid Carroll County and its community of illegal drugs.

    It is true: Our communities – and the country – seem to have come full circle from eight or 10 years ago, when everyone started learning about the growing misuse of prescription drugs. Back then, it was cheaper to buy ill-gotten but legal narcotics from a dealer or a friend than it was to buy cocaine or heroin.

  • 2013 Parks and Rec basketball sign-ups

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Sept. 9-20 at the office, located on the third floor of the county courthouse.

    Both boys and girls are invited to play. The Pee Wee league for first and second graders costs $15; Minor League for third and fourth grade costs $25. Practices and games will be held on both weekdays and weekends.

  • CCMS beats Switzerland County, 8-0
  • 1963 football reunion
  • Soccer teams compete at All-A; boys third in Two Rivers tourney

    Carroll County soccer teams fall in All A

    Panthers soccer was one-and-done in this year’s 8th Region All A Classic, as both the girls and boys teams lost to Walton-Verona Thursday, Sept. 5.

    The girls lost 3-0, but head coach Greg Damron said he could not be any happier with his team. They played together as a unit and was able to hold a conference powerhouse to three goals, he said.

  • Teaching Tots with animals

    The Carroll County Early Childhood Council sponsored an event called “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” for children  under age 5 at Point Park Sept. 5. The event featured games aimed at teaching math, language and motor skills, as well as a petting zoo from Sunrock Farms, sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Carroll County District Court | Sept. 11, 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

  • Honey Boo Boo Who?

    In honor of National Honey Month, Carrollton Main Street Program hosted a Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest at its First Friday event Sept. 6. Jennifer Munsie of Bella’s Style on Main and Deborah Garrett helped organize the event. Jason Deatherage hosted, and Cookie Louden, Hayley Franklin, Mary Louden and David Hendren judged. Dixieanne “Dixie” Lemming, 5, of Crittenden won Grand Supreme Honey Boo Bo 2013.

  • Pee Wee football takes the field

     

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets practiced in the heat Aug. 27. Due to the high heat index, the players had to wait until the second half of practice to play in their helmets and pads.