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Today's News

  • Obstacles, trials can offer lessons in life, making each person stronger

    James 1:2  “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

  • Post Office renovated

    The Carrollton Post Office, pictured at right Friday, has undergone a major renovation over the past eight weeks. Exterior work on the historic building includes replacing the spindles on top of the building and handrail, fixing the leaky roof, recaulking the windows, replacing the broken windows, painting the exterior handrails. On the inside, walls with water damage have been fixed and repainted.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 19, 2012
  • Carroll man dies in tractor accident

    A Carroll County man was killed instantly in a farm tractor accident Thursday, Sept.13.

    Marion “Red” Platt, 75, 855 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders, was bushhogging land on Kings Ridge Road. His farm tractor became stuck while going up a hill, rolled over onto Platt and killed him instantly, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Lady Panthers fall 3-1 to Owen County

    Monday night’s district match-up against Owen County was more than just a soccer game. The Lady Panthers players and coaches sported pink uniforms and the initials “BH” in Sharpie on their hands in support of Carroll County Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Abbott, Beckham, Supplee play in final home match

    The boys golf team said goodbye to seniors Nick Abbott, Zach Beckham and Kyle Supplee in style: They defeated Gallatin County 170-200.

    Levi Stephenson led the team, shooting a 40, followed by Abbott’s 42. Supplee and Blake Belcher each shot a 44, followed by Clint Burgess, 48, and Beckham, 49.

  • Cigarette tax hike generates benefits

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

    Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.

  • Pig roast in the park
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Sept. 19, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12-13, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Vandalism at county park

    Information is being sought on the person or people who vandalized and stole from a Pepsi machine at the Robert M. Westrick County Park in early September. The damaged machine was discovered on Sept. 5, around 7 p.m. by a part-time parks and recreation department employee, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Pepsi machine was vandalized and the cash and coins were stolen. It appeared that an object was used to pry the machine open, according to a news release.