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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 27, 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

  • Middle School renovations to include new gymnasium, classrooms, locker rooms

    Plans are getting underway for Carroll County Middle School renovations.

    Much of the project’s focus will center on building a new gymnasium and transforming the current gymnasium into a new collaborative workspace expanding Project Lead the Way and the STEAM program.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the estimated total project cost is $5.743 million; however that amount will change after the project is bid out.

  • Construction at Hwy. 36, Hwy. 47 to impact traffic

    Come Monday, March 4, motorists in two areas of Carroll County will face road closures as highway projects get under way.

    Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek will close Monday for 90 days for a bridge replacement project, while Hwy. 47 in Sanders will close for 60 days at the railroad crossing and intersection with Hwy. 36 for improvements to the approaches to the tracks.

  • Carroll history shines in new book

    Local residents will have the chance to visit with the author of an Images of America book that brings the history of Carroll County to life through photos.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, for a book-signing event.

    The book features the communities, people, churches, schools, businesses and industries of Carroll County that all flourished because of their location along major rivers.

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • New book strives to curb U.S. gun violence

    While working toward a doctorate in health policy at Johns Hopkins University, Carrollton native Daniel W. Webster watched the homicide rate in the Baltimore, Md., where the school is located, skyrocket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    “During that time period, there was a real epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore,” Webster said in a phone interview last week. In 1993, the number of homicides rose to a staggering 353 cases in that city. “The issue seemed so important that it needed more research and analysis.”

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Carroll County Schools Menu | Week of Feb. 20, 2013

     Wednesday, Feb. 20: spaghetti with meat sauce, Nantucket blend, steamed broccoli, banana, sliced peaches and milk; breakfast: pancakes in a bag.

    Thursday, Feb. 21: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, apple, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast:  sausage egg biscuit.

    Friday, Feb. 22: sloppy Joe on bun, pimento cheese sandwich, French fries, kale, orange, baked pears and milk; breakfast: donuts.

  • Tiger Cubs visit The News-Democrat

    Tiger Cub Pack 418 visited The News-Democrat on Feb. 12 to learn more about the newspaper business. The boys learned how to conduct interviews. They came up with a list of questions, paired up and interviewed each other. They also took each others’ pictures. Here are the results of their hard work.

  • Student of the week: Kirsten “Kenzie” Nelson

     What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is math. I love math because I get to learn about adding and subtracting.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is history. I love to learn about the world’s history.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “I’m reading ‘Ghost Girl’ right now.”

    What was the last movie you saw?