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Today's News

  • Dads get involved through WATCH D.O.G.S. program

    More fathers are volunteering in the Carroll County School District as a result of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a second-year program at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary that brings fathers and father figures into the schools to serve as positive male role models for students. 

    “The idea behind WATCH D.O.G.S. is to have father figures be positive role models not only for their own children but also for other students in the school,” Family Ties coordinator Robin Huesman said.

  • Panel’s report doesn’t offer changes in child death reports

    By BETH MUSGRAVE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 5, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Regional runners-up | Dec. 5, 2013
  • Learn the basics of arranging attractive holiday tables

    Since many of you have told me you wished you could create something special for your holiday table, I have planned a special holiday arrangement class from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, at the Extension office.

    Hav-ing it later in the afternoon may give more of you working outside the home a chance to take this class.

    You may know Sharon Graves of Ghent to be a local artist. She possesses many other talents – including being a certified florist. She will teach us to make a beautiful holiday arrangement. 

  • Cost share applications available Friday from Extension

    Applications will be available starting Friday, Dec. 6 for the 2013 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Appli-cations must be picked up and returned to the Carroll County Exten-sion Office between Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. We cannot accept applications before or after those dates. 

  • Season Preview: Lady Panthers set goals high after first year under belts

    With a second year under their belts in head coach Paul Stone’s system and losing no seniors to graduation last season, the Lady Panthers will look to improve upon their 7-20 record last season.

    “That is one positive to not having any seniors is because you have the same players back,” Stone said.

    Having a new coach, a new system and no seniors on the team was difficult for the girls last season, and on him, Stone said. This year’s team will be better because the girls now have varsity experience and understand the system.

  • Season Preview: Panthers look to seniors to lead inexperienced underclassmen

    Carroll County boys basketball head coach Carroll Yager said last season will be one where he will always wonder, “What if.” Five experienced seniors led the team, which was poised for success, but the season was plagued with injuries. Still, the team managed to come together and finish the season with a winning record, 16-12 overall, 9-9 in the 8th Region and 3-6 in the 31st District.

    Yager said he was really proud of the team last year and had a great group of seniors.

  • Boys run away with 60-32 win

    The Carroll County boys basketball team took the lead over the visiting Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter, and the Panthers never looked back, cruising to a 60-32 victory Tuesday, Dec. 3.  

    “I thought for the first game, defensively, we played really well. We played with active feet, active hands,” head coach Carroll Yager said. The Panthers forced 18 turnovers, including 11 steals – six by senior Jacob Wise– and held the visitors to just 25 percent shooting from the field.

  • Fiscal funds assessment of Kysoc

    Camp Kysoc is seeing more use for events, but Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson hopes to make the most out of the potential the facility has to offer.

    At the Nov. 26 fiscal court meeting, Tomlinson asked magistrates to approve a $3,150 study to help county officials uncover the options for use and create a strategic plan for Camp Kysoc.