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Today's News

  • Budget plan funds raises, park projects in next year

    Construction on the RV park and river walk, pay increases for city employees and physical and personnel changes at city hall top Carrollton’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

    The city held department budget meetings in mid-March, however changes have been made to the budget since then. Mayor Gene McMurry said once he has gone over the changes with the councilmembers individually, a final draft will be written. The first reading of the budget is set for April 25 at the city council meeting.

  • Panthers Prevail

    The stage was set for a big night. Two teams who played each other down to the wire a season ago were set for a re-match under the bright lights of Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends.

    The Franklin County Flyers hosted the Carroll County Panthers last season and sent the visitors home with a 10-9 loss after coming from behind in the bottom of the seventh inning. This season’s match-up proved to be just as thrilling.

  • CCHS Results - March 30, 2011

    Softball drops home loss to Owen County, 7-6

    The Lady Panthers lost a 7-6 heartbreaker to the Lady Rebels of Owen County at home Thursday night. With a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on second and third, a ball was hit to pitcher Kayley Perry at the mound, but an overthrow at first base allowed both runners to score.

  • Getting healthy:
  • Pharmaceutical drop-off in sheriff's office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has begun participating in the pharmaceutical recovery program initiated by the Carrollton Police Department.

    A large blue box designated for pharmaceuticals is available in the sheriff’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The box is part of a grant secured by CPD to ensure that prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

    The purpose of the grant was to take prescription drugs out of the pipeline that made them readily available to be stolen or ingested.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 30, 2011

    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.

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  • Extension office to offer classes on sewing, breadmaking

    Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Carroll County Cooperative Extension will be offering a five-week beginning Sewing Series Tuesday evenings April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. at our office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carroll-ton. You will learn to use a sewing machine, hand sewing techniques, follow a pattern guide sheet including laying the pattern on the fabric, correct cutting and sewing techniques as you make a pair of pajama pants. Cost of the class is $8 (checks payable to Carroll County Extension Service).

  • New option available for black shank control in tobacco

  • JCTC students inducted into honors society

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus recently inducted six students into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society of two-year colleges. 

  • Third nine weeks honor roll

    Cartmell Elementary

    Third grade all A’s

    Cheyenne Abrams, Jazmine Ailstock, Melanne Ashcraft, Ashley Benson, Mallory Besselman, Nautica Brightwell, Tori Burgin, Mason Byrd, Shane Carmack, Dylan Dermon, Adam Froman, Dalton Furnish, Diana Jimenez, Angel Kelly, Nadja Lacefield, Destiny Lewis, Kalep Marksberry, Haley Mullins, Phoenix Owen, Lauren Perkinson, Kacee Polley, Kayla Raisor, Jacklyn Ray, Christopher Rayborn, Abigail Rose, Dalton Scroggins, Andrea Searcy and Daniel Smith.

    Third grade all A’s and B’s