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Today's News

  • Carroll County arts group presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

    Port William Players takes to the stage Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-11, at the Historic English School House for its production of “Steel Magnolias.”

    The comedy, based around Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., brings together an all-female cast to tell the touching story of Shelby, a diabetic, who learns she’s pregnant and gives her life for her baby.

  • Saggus pushes for expansion of county’s detention center

    Candidate Jesse Saggus wants voters to know his experience as a Marine and from other jobs he has held has prepared him to become the county’s next judge-executive.

    Speaking to the Rotary Club of Carrollton on April 9, Saggus said he has heard that some people are concerned because he is the youngest of the five people seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office.

  • Taxes, community center top Miller’s list of county priorities

    If elected the next Carroll County judge-executive May 20, candidate Dean Miller promises not to raise county property taxes while he is in office.

  • Public school off Memorial Day, last day now June 2

    The last day of school for Carroll County students will be June 2; June 10 will be the last day for staff.

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday on calendar recommendations made by Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Currell, which included leaving Memorial Day as a holiday. Graduation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, as previously scheduled.

    The board also OK’d Curell’s recommendations for the 2014-15 academic calendar, setting the first day of school for Aug. 12, about a week later than in recent years. Teachers report on Aug. 11.

  • Bevin calls for less regulation during campaign stop

    Less taxation and regulation are two key platform ideals for Matt Bevin, a Tea Party Republican who is challenging veteran U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 primary election.

    Bevin made a stop last week to meet and greet supporters at Hometown Pizza on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    “For larger corporations, the [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] has become a power unto itself,” Bevin said in a conversation with reporters before addressing the handful of supporters that came to meet him.

  • CCCDC receives more funding from city council

    Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to increase its annual contribution to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation in 2014-15.

    CCCDC Executive Director Bob Yoder and board member Ruth Baxter told council members the increase is needed because of an increase in health insurance costs and pension plan contributions.

  • Prestonville holds first reading for board member pay increase

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    The City of Prestonville has set the date for its annual Prestonville Day for June 21. The city commission approved a motion setting the event at its recent monthly meeting April 21. 

    Commissioner Linda Clark stated that she saw the event as a “good thing.” She made the motion for the event to run 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., and for Mayor Billy Walker to pick up the necessary supplies.  The motion was seconded by Louis Spencer and passed unanimously.

  • Celebrating Silver

     

     Christian Academy of Carrollton held a 25th year celebration event Friday April 25. The nondenominational school began in 1989 in the basement of Valley Christian Church, located at the corner of 11th Street and Gillock Avenue. The current school is located off Hwy. 36 East, near the Gap Hill interestion of Hwy. 227.

  • For the record books: Panthers advance to state All ‘A’

    Carroll County High School baseball became the first team in school history April 23, to win one of eight spots in the state All ‘A’ baseball tournament, held May 3-4 at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky. The 8th Region Panthers will take on the 3rd Region Hancock County Hornets at noon May 3. The winner will play the winner of Danville and Bethlehem at 8:30 a.m. the next day. The championship game is at 1 p.m.

  • Softball News | May 1, 2014

    Girls top Collins, 7-3

    The Lady Panthers played from ahead the entire way, beating visiting Collins High School, 7-3, April 22. Sarah Hawkins earned the win on the mound, striking out seven batters and giving up eight hits and two walks.

    Collins threatened in the top of the first, hitting two singles. But with two outs, shortstop Mackenzie Ogden’s throw to Mackenzi Hawkins at home plate tagged out a runner attempting to steal home to end the inning.