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Today's News

  • Experience a strength for boys’ team

    The Panthers basketball team has all the pieces in place for this to be a successful year.

    The team boasts five seniors, but has nine players with varsity experience. Four of the five top-scorers and three of the five top-rebounders from last year’s squad return, including senior Dallas Gibson, who averaged a double-double with 15.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

  • Black and Gold
  • Boys golf awards
  • First deer
  • We are the Champions ...

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets and Mighty Mites recently won the Oldham County Youth Football League Championships. To celebrate, the two teams took a ride through town on the Carrollton Fire Department fire engines and had more fun at Westrick Park.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Nov. 28, 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.

     CLARIFICATION

    The Heather Hammond Groves, 37,  that was listed under misdemeanor heading in the November 21 issue is not the same Heather Groves, 31, from Carroll County.

  • Have you met ... Greg Beck

    Bring up the Carrollton Fire Department and you can feel the excitement, energy and passion that new Fire Chief Greg Beck brings to his job.

    Carrollton City Council appointed Beck to the post Nov. 12. The position had been open more than a year since Randy Tharp’s retirement in October 2011.

    Beck brings years of training and experience to his new position.

  • Actions help limit damage in house fire

    Quick actions by homeowners John and Marsha Jones got firefighters on the scene quickly and helped limit the spread of a Sunday morning fire that started in a garbage can.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said Monday that while Marsha Jones and a neighbor were calling 911, her husband John and a neighbor were out back using three fire extinguishers to limit the spread of the fire.

    “It started in the Rumpke trash can at the rear of the structure,” Beck said of the fire. Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 9:41 a.m.

  • Sweet Treats
  • Giving life to another

    What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.