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Today's News

  • Board of Education | Aug. 22, 2013

    Board takes last year’s tax rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to accept the compensating rate of 56.5 cents per $100 assessed value, which would generate the same amount of revenue the board received last year. This is because real estate assessments are flat.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said he believes the board is in a good spot financially. Personal assessments dropped by $80 million, related to the foreign-trade agreement between the county and North American Stainless.

  • Eminence defeats Carroll, 3-1

    Serving and attack errors spelled trouble for the Carroll County volleyball team, as they lost 3-1 to Eminence Thursday, Aug. 29, at home.

    “Overall, our serves killed us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “Looking at the overall stats here, we had 13 service errors and that’s way too many. … Every time you miss a serve, you give them a point.”

    The Lady Panthers also had 19 attack errors, which Eaglin described as “awful.”

  • Cross country wins first meet in more than a decade

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Carroll County cross country team came home from a meet victorious.

    The boys team won first place at Switzerland County Wednesday, Aug. 28, beating Southwestern, Rising Sun and the home team. The girls – composed of mostly freshmen – finished in third place.

    Head coach Brian Crank said he did not realize it had been that long since cross country had won a meet until he returned to the high school.

  • Carroll County District Court | Sept. 4, 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, Aug. 28-29, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Sports Calendar | Aug. 28, 2013

    Wednesday, Aug. 28

    CCHS girls golf vs. Gallatin County at 5 p.m.

    CCHS cross country at Switzerland County at 5 p.m.

    CCHS girls soccer at Whitefield Academy, varsity at 6 p.m., JV at 7:30 p.m.

    CCHS volleyball at Trimble County, freshman at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 29

    CCMS football vs. Trimble County at 6 p.m.

    CCMS volleyball vs. Owen County at 6 p.m.

    CCHS volleyball vs. Eminence, JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

  • School menu | Aug. 28, 2013

    Friday, Aug. 30: No school, Labor Day.

    Monday, Sept. 2: No school, Labor Day.

    Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fiesta pizza, garden salad, corn, banana, peaches; breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Wednesday, Sept. 4: Turkey and cheese with bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, baked beans, chilled broccoli and carrots, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Mini maple pancakes.

  • Free softball clinic offered

    A free softball fundamentals clinic will be held starting Sept. 3, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll County High School softball field. The clinic is for students ages 8-18.

    For more information, contact Coach Dennis Hawkins at (502) 732-8283.

  • 1963 football reunion to be held Aug. 30

     

    The Carroll County High School 1963 football team and cheerleaders will be recognized at halftime of the Carroll County vs. Henry County game Friday, Aug. 30, at Panther Field. The team will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of winning the NCKC championship.

    The group will be meeting before the game for a reunion starting at 5 p.m., at the shelter next to the football field. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact Coach “Hoot” Gibson at (502) 863-4657 or Jim Froman at (502) 693-2599.

  • Goff receives degree from Hanover

    Ryan Goff, son of Gregory and Michelle Goff of Carrollton, was among 208 students who received a bachelor degree during Hanover College’s 180th annual commencement. The ceremony took place Saturday, May 25, at the Point on the college’s campus in Hanover, Ind.

    Goff, who majored in political science, graduated from Carroll County High School.

  • Elementary students lead schools in culture shift

    Elementary students are practicing leadership habits as part of The Leader in Me, a program based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The Leader in Me is part of the kidFRIENDLy initiative, which aims to have “Kids Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged and Determined to Learn.” 

    kidFRIENDLy is part of the Race to the Top grant that Carroll County, along with 21 other school districts in the region, is participating in.  One of the key components of kidFRIENDLy is “Students as Leaders.”