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Today's News

  • Prestonville approves pay increases

    The City of Prestonville approved a pay increase for city officials at a special meeting April 28. Commissioners present unanimously passed the ordinance. Commissioner Charles Smith was not present for the meeting.

    The Prestonville mayor will earn $175 per month and commissioners will earn $125 per month. City Attorney Corey Gamm said the raise will be effective Jan. 1. Commissioner Linda Clark, who first introduced the ordinance, hopes the raise will generate more interest in the positions. The mayor and commissioner positions will be up for election in November.

  • Luhn and Oak awarded stream-clearing bid

    The contract clearing streams in the Mill Creek area of Carroll County has been awarded to Luhn and Oak Construction Co. of Carrollton.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said recently that Luhn and Oak had the low bid on the project at $107, 558. Three bids were received for the project. Other bids were Hale Construction Co. of Williamstown at $212,652 and Mullins Enterprises of Pike County at $151,300.

    The work will clear the stream to help with the flow of water during heavy rains to reduce the risk of flooding.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 8, 2014

    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.

     

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  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | May 8, 2014

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    Thursday, May 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 9: Walk-away the pounds. 9 a.m.; Mary Ann Gentry Artist Reception, 6-8 p.m.

    Saturday: May 10: Walk-away the pounds. 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday: May 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba!, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” 6 p.m.

  • Hospital recognizes Perkins, Clark

    Angela Perkins and Jesse Clark were recently honored as employees of the month at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Perkins, who has worked in the surgery department as a nurse for a year, was honored during February. In honoring her, hospital officials said she volunteers to help out without having to be asked in any situation and does so with a smile on her face. Perkins also goes out of her way to help out other departments when they are in need.

  • Rivalry win
  • Carroll native Gullion served under Eisenhower

    From Pennsylvania to Nebraska and Indiana to Texas, the news on June 20, 1946, focused on the unexpected death of Maj. Gen. Allen Wyant Gullion.

    “General drops dead while listening to fight,” was the headline that appeared in hundreds of newspapers that carried the Associated Press story. According to AP, Gullion suffered a massive heart attack while listening to the Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight on the radio – a much-anticipated rematch that ended with Louis retaining his heavyweight title in the eighth round on June 19, 1946.

  • Panthers fall in Final Four; Hicks, Dunn All-Tourney team

    Carroll County rallied late to pull within a run of Danville in the semifinals of the All ‘A’ state baseball tournament Sunday. But the Admirals put their foot on the gas in the bottom of the sixth to pull away and win, 7-3. Danville played Beechwood in the championship and lost 9-6 in eight innings. The state tournament was held at the Lexington Legend’s Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • McMahan leads Panthers to win

    Freshman pitcher Evan McMahan earned his first career varsity win May 1 at Eminence, 16-2. He threw five innings, striking out two batters, walking one and giving up four hits. He also walked twice at the plate.

    After the Warriors plated one run in the bottom of the first, the Panthers went on an offensive flurry. They were also helped by the Eminence pitching staff, which collectively walked 13 batters.

    Seth Hicks hit a three-run blast over the left field fence. He also hit two singles, walked and earned six RBIs.