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Today's News

  • Girls’ soccer falls on Senior Night

    Carroll County High School honored three seniors as the Lady Panthers played their final home soccer contest of the season on Thursday, Sept. 30. Although the Lady Panthers were defeated by Martha Layne Collins High School by a score of 3-0, Head Coach Greg Damron had high words of praise for his team. “We had played Martha Layne Collins earlier in the season,” he said, “but

  • Panthers top Trimble for 5th win of season

    On Friday the Carroll County Panthers avenged a loss from last year’s football season by defeating Trimble County on the Raiders’ home turf. In what Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman termed “a dangerous game,” the Panthers prevailed by a score of 32-14. Weedman used the word “dangerous” because regardless of what kind of season either team is having they

  • Conway wins in U.S. Senate race at mock election in Carroll County

    If students at Carroll County High School had their way, Democratic nominee Jack Conway would win the upcoming Nov. 2 election for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky. Conway received 158 votes while his Republican contender Rand Paul received 122 votes in the mock election conducted by the Office of the Kentucky’s Secretary of State on Friday. The mock elections for the U.S. Senate race wil

  • Thank you from Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Editor: Carroll County Park dawned bright and beautiful to welcomed folks with good walking shoes the last Saturday of September. Sixty walkers came out to “walk the talk” in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk for Kids’ Sake. Countless others throughout the area—individuals and churches, small business and corporate management—backed the walkers with gene

  • Cemetery donation plans have fallen through

    Editor: I had hoped that my next letter to the News-Democrat on the Moore cemetery would be to thank Nam Do for his generous contribution of two acres of land to be added to the cemetery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I have been informed that he will not be donating the two acres. Although there have been two meetings scheduled between Nam Do, my husband, Floyd and myself, the

  • Short bridge closure won't stop Carroll marketing plans

    Local reaction to last week’s announcement by the Indiana Department of Transportation that the Milton-Madison Bridge will be built with minimal inconvenience to traffic has been extremely positive. INDOT announced on Sept. 28 that the low bid submitted by the LaPorte, Ind., firm Walsh Construction Co., was 20 percent below the original construction estimate and involved a construction pl

  • Tobacco Festival queen crowned

    Carrollton resident Tori Herndon was named the 2010 Miss Tobacco Festival at the pageant Monday night. Herndon attends Gallatin County High School. She will have a busy week ahead taking part in the many Carroll County Tobacco Festival events, including Saturday’s parade that begins at 1 p.m. and runs through downtown. See more on the festival in today’s pull-out section, Pages 7-10,

  • Crawford wins top award

    Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford recently received the 2010 Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney award at a ceremony in Lexington, Ky. He and Linda Tally Smith, commonwealth attorney for Boone and Gallatin counties, shared the honor. “It was a very nice honor to be recognized,” Crawford said, who serves Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. Crawford has been a lawyer since October 1977,

  • Winn PTO plans to restart fall festival for students

    Editor: The parents of Kathryn Winn Elementary students are trying to reestablish the annual fall festival. We will be hosting the event on Nov. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a live auction from 7-8 p.m. We plan to serve food, have a live auction, host games as well as providing community resources for the families. We would greatly appreciate your support and participation in this very i

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Week of Oct. 6, 2010

    Wednesday, Oct. 6  Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall. Thursday, Oct. 7 Carroll County Tobacco Festival events get underway at 5 p.m. with exhibits, carnival, food and more.  Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth