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Today's News

  • Ten white dogwoods are gift with donation to the Arbor Day Foundation

    Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation before Aug. 31 will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book. Send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 58410.or join online at arborday.org/august.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 3, 2011
  • Health officials say breastfeeding aids children

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The 2011 World Breastfeeding Week slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby as well as the importance of having support.

  • Annual Ready Fair is Thursday at Cartmell

    Family Ties Resource Center sponsors its annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, for Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students at Cartmell.

    Lots of information and free items will be available to families to help make sure students start the school year right.

    Family Ties will be giving each student who attends a bag of school supplies for the new year. There also will be several community agencies on site providing an abundance of information about their programs for parents and students.

  • Education news: Finishing touches
  • Board opts to install fence at Cartmell drainage pond

    Deciding between what they want and what they can afford is the task the Carroll County Board of Education is currently grappling with.

    Project manager John Gilbert and engineer Laithe Ross of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with the price tag for each of the two options for the drainage pond at the newly renovated Cartmell Elementary at the board’s July 21 meeting.

    Everyone seemed to expect a gap in price, but board members and architects alike appeared genuinely shocked at the figures presented. 

  • Poker run to help children this Christmas

    The second Helping Kids in our Neighborhood Poker Run is expected to attract about 200 bikers this year to aid Carroll County children in need this Christmas.

    Organizer Kenny Jones said there has been a great response already this year for the Aug. 21 event, which begins and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw.

    “People have really been generous this year,” he said, noting the group has received many donations, including tickets to see an Indianapolis Colts game and a Pittsburg Steelers game, as well as many autographed items to help raise funds.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 3, 2011

    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, July 27-28, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Boys’ soccer wants to build on to last season’s success

    The Carroll County Panthers’ boys’ soccer team took a giant leap forward last season, setting school records for the young program. The 2010 squad set school records for most goals in a season, most wins, fewest goals allowed in a season, largest shutout and most goals in a game.

    “That squad from last year set the bar for what we can potentially bring out for Carroll County soccer,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. This is Crutcher’s ninth year in the program, seventh as varsity head coach.

  • New season, new opportunity for Lady Panther volleyball

    Despite having three talented and experienced seniors, the 2010 campaign was a disappointing year for the Lady Panther volleyball team, which finished 8-14. However, third-year head coach Kristen Arbinger Hooper said she is excited about the talent level of this year’s squad and how well they work together as a team.