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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court | Nov. 7, 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 and Thursday, Oct. 30-31, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Panthers win third straight heading into playoffs

    A high-powered offense and a smothering defense both came to play Friday night for Carroll County on senior night, as the Panthers defeated the Dayton Greendevils, 42-8. The first-stringers had a shutout going until the Greendevils scored on the back-ups with 5:54 remaining.

  • Remaking education in Carroll County: Parents question new teaching methods during Cartmell training

    It’s no secret that test scores in the district are not at the level they need to be. So, to improve education in Carroll County, the school district is moving to personalize learning, recognizing that each student learns at his own pace, Cartmell Elementary School Principal Doug Oak said.

    Nearly two dozen parents attended a training session Oct. 22, designed to help parents understand why this is the right direction for their children.

  • A scary new tradition ...

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department hosted The Haunted Trail Oct. 22-31 at Camp Kysoc. The trail was about three-quarters of a mile and included 39 different props, Chief Ernie Courtney  said. He estimated 75-150 people came each night during the week and about 250 on a weekend night. The money raised every day except Wednesday went toward the purchase of a tanker truck for the fire department. On Wednesday, all money was donated to Kathryn Winn Primary’s PTA in honor of Caroline Tuttle and Ryder Deitz. About 30-50 people volunteered to work the event each night.

  • Player of the Game | Owen County
  • JV football ends season 6-1

    The Carroll County High School JV football team posted a 6-1 record this season, bouncing back from 1-5 last year.

    “It was a great group of kids to be around and a true joy to watch all the kids who took their lumps last season come back this year and refuse to let that happen again,” head coach Brian Dorshefski said. “Guys like Caleb McCarty, Cam Rose, Isaiah Hogan, Ramsay Gordon, the list goes on, they all took pride in what they did, worked to get better and it paid off for them.” 

  • Fire destroys Eighth Street home Friday

    A fire starting inside a TV set in a back bedroom destroyed a Carrollton family’s home Friday, according to Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

    Billy Welch’s home at 914 Eighth Street caught fire early Friday evening. The call came in at 5:13 p.m., and Carrollton Fire Department was dispatched.

    In a Tuesday interview, Terrell said Welch’s son was asleep in the front room and awoke when his father walked in the door and the dogs started barking. Father, son and all three dogs, made it out safely. No one was injured in the fire.

  • Remaking education in Carroll County: District’s goal is to have students college, career ready at graduation

    Change has arrived in the Carroll County School system. But officials believe it is for the better.

    When sons or daughters, friends or relatives walk across the Carroll County High School stage to receive their diploma, the goal is for them to be college and/or career ready. To achieve this, school administrators have recognized that all students learn differently, and they are working to personalize their educational experiences.

  • Lawsuit alleges Buddhist monk mortgaged retreat’s land

    Seven residents of a Zen retreat off of Gilgal Road in Carroll County have filed a civil suit against three other members, including the Bodhidharma Monastery’s spiritual leader.

    The suit, filed Oct. 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, alleges breach of contract against the defendants – Buddhist monk Ha Hong Luu, board president; Huang Tran of Crestwood, board vice president; and Catherine Pham of Germantown, Md., board secretary.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Oct. 31, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 31

    Carrollton and Carroll County has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 4.

    Friday, Nov. 1

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge. AA Big Book study groups meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Friday at the Warsaw First Christian Church, 207 W. High St., Warsaw.