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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Nov. 28, 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.

     CLARIFICATION

    The Heather Hammond Groves, 37,  that was listed under misdemeanor heading in the November 21 issue is not the same Heather Groves, 31, from Carroll County.

  • Have you met ... Greg Beck

    Bring up the Carrollton Fire Department and you can feel the excitement, energy and passion that new Fire Chief Greg Beck brings to his job.

    Carrollton City Council appointed Beck to the post Nov. 12. The position had been open more than a year since Randy Tharp’s retirement in October 2011.

    Beck brings years of training and experience to his new position.

  • Actions help limit damage in house fire

    Quick actions by homeowners John and Marsha Jones got firefighters on the scene quickly and helped limit the spread of a Sunday morning fire that started in a garbage can.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said Monday that while Marsha Jones and a neighbor were calling 911, her husband John and a neighbor were out back using three fire extinguishers to limit the spread of the fire.

    “It started in the Rumpke trash can at the rear of the structure,” Beck said of the fire. Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 9:41 a.m.

  • Sweet Treats
  • Giving life to another

    What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Nov. 21, 2012

    Sunday, Nov. 18

    The organizational meeting for the Community Choir will be held at 3 p.m. at the Butler lodge lounge.

    Wednesday, Nov. 21

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Nov. 22 –
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Church news - Nov. 21, 2012

    Our Savior’s Nativity set for Nov. 30-Dec. 1

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 Main Street in Carrollton will be celebrating Our Savior’s Nativity, Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come and experience Bethlehem and see what it might have looked like the night of the Savior’s birth.  Numerous nativity scenes will also be on display. If you would like to display your own nativity set please contact Sharon Graves, (502) 523-0663.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

  • A Psalm of Thanksgiving

  • Student of the week: Madeline Watts

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is getting to see my friends and learning new things because it is always a good time with them.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is history because it is when I get to learn about what our country was like a long time ago.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The last book I read was ‘Starry Night.’”

  • Donate nonperishable food item to have library fines forgiven

    According to the nonprofit group Feeding America, 50.1 million Americans were living in “food insecure homes” last year. Of that number, 16 million were children.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food-insecure home as one in which there is reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. This can ultimately affect or disrupt the number of meals available to a family. Unfortunately, these statistics may not be surprise many of us. Americans living in hunger is a very real problem.