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Today's News

  • Shiny & Bright
  • It’s time to take steps to protect our children from deranged gunmen

    Friday’s shooting in a Connecticut elementary school has this nation reeling with emotion. I am no exception.

    I am devastated and deeply saddened for the victims and for their families. I am sad for the shooter and his family, because somehow this man’s problems went unnoticed, and his family is also paying the price.

    I am frustrated that these situations are becoming more and more commonplace – and more and more deadly.

    And I’m angry. On so many levels.

  • Gun laws should be strengthened after shootings at Sandy Hook

    December is such a joyous month for so many.  It’s a time when we reconnect with old friends; a time when we gather with our co-workers for social events; a time when neighbors and members of organizations get together to share good food and drink and probably some laughs.

    It’s also a sad time for many of us. Losses that occur in December seem especially poignant to me. A year ago, I lost my very good friend Evelyn Welch, and in 1977 my father died on Dec. 22. 

  • Spaghetti fundraiser

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department held a fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8 at the firehouse for the Westside Christmas for Kids. A silent auction also was held. About 70 people attended the event. The money goes toward buying Christmas gifts for the children of the volunteer firefighters.

  • The stars are the show at CAC
  • Local police investigate burglaries in city, county

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating three burglaries that have occurred during the daytime hours.

    The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Dec. 11, by Steve Taylor, 610 Taylor St., Carrollton. He returned home in the evening and noticed a 46-inch Toshiba television, a 26-inch Sanyo television, an electric guitar,  jewelry,  hand tools and some change were missing. The value is estimated at $2,500.

  • School menu | Dec. 19, 2012

    Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 19: Tomato soup, grilled cheese, vegetable sticks with dip, peaches, banana and milk; breakfast: breakfast: sausage, biscuit and gravy.

    Thursday, Dec, 20: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, grapes and milk; breakfast: pancake on a stick.

    Friday, Dec 21: Corn dog(WG), French fries, broccoli with cheese, pineapple tidbits, apple and milk; breakfast: breakfast pizza.

  • Couple looks to retirement after ‘cleaning’ for 30 years

    River Town Dry Cleaning, Carroll County’s one and only dry cleaning business, will soon close after 30 years of operation.

    Dan and Rose Russell, the proprietors of the business, will miss the friendly relationships they have shared with their customers over the years.

    The business, which has been open since Dec. 27, 1982, has been in the same location in the Park Lane Shopping Center on Highland Avenue for the past 30 years. They will remain in business until Dec. 31, when the couple will retire to their farm in Campbellsburg.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 19, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12-13, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Showing off our talents

    Kathryn Winn and Cartmell recently held winter arts showcases, featuring singing, dancing and other talents. Many more photos will be in the January Carroll County Kids.