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Today's News

  • White receives NSCS membership

    Ian Christopher White, son of the Rev. Doctor Chris and Jennifer White of Carrollton has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

  • Cartmell Champion block hits the ‘sweet spot’ of learning

    The best hits in baseball come when the ball connects with the “sweet spot” of the bat, the part of the barrel about six and half inches from the end, that maximizes the force of the swing. Doug Oak, principal of Cartmell Elemen-tary School and former baseball player at Cumber-land College, compares the school’s new “Personalized Learning Time,” or PLT, to hitting the “sweet spot of learning.”

  • Baseball briefs | April 3, 2013

    Carroll crushes Eminence, 29-0

    The Panthers scored 15 runs in the first inning, cruising to a 29-0 landslide victory over Eminence Thursday. Chase Osborne earned the win on the mound, pitching three innings. The senior lefty struck out seven, walked one and gave up two hits.

    Fellow senior A.J. Dixon pitched two innings, giving up just one hit, striking out four and hitting one batter.

    The Panthers collected 23 hits, and the Warriors also gave up seven errors.

  • Softball Briefs | April 3, 2012

    Ladies lose lead, fall to Gallatin in nine

    After leading the entire game, the Lady Panthers left the door open for the visiting Lady Wildcats, who swept past and stole a 4-3 win in nine innings Thursday, March 28.

    Carroll struck first as Kayla Williamson reached on an error and Kelsey Ogden brought her home with a homerun over the centerfield fence. Gallatin answered in the top of the second as Hayden Seng hit a leadoff triple to right field and scored off a Carroll error.

  • Ball field repairs tabled for more info

    Carroll County Fiscal Court wants more information before awarding a bid to make repairs to three ball fields at Robert Westrick County Park.

    At the Tuesday, March 26 meeting, fiscal court discussed the one bid it received on the project from Lexington firm Sports Fields for $65,104.

    This price for the project concerned District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller, who wanted to know why this bid was so much higher than the estimate the county received back in December to do the work. That price was about $20,000, he said.

  • Community Calendar | Week of April 3, 2013

    Wednesday, April 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, April 4
    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

     Friday, April 5

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

  • Ribbon Cutting | Bella's Style on Main
  • Important questions lead to the answers and faith

    Life is full of important questions.  What career will I choose? Where will I live? Who will I marry? Will I have children? Will I be a contributing member of society? As our days on earth are numbered, these questions certainly need serious consideration. 

  • Carroll County District Court | April 3, 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, March 27-28, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Lawmakers agree on pension reform bill

    Phew, what a week! The last two days of the 2013 General Assembly Session saw us burning the midnight oil as we worked literally until midnight. But the hard work did have its rewards as several high-profile bills passed.