Today's News

  • Pitching debuts for Wise, Wallace in Eminence win

    Seniors Jacob Wise and Will Wallace made their first-career varsity pitching appearances Wednesday in Carroll County’s 18-3 win in five innings over visiting Eminence (0-7).

    Wise earned the win, throwing a no-hitter and striking out eight batters. Wallace took the mound in the top of the fifth and logged two strikeouts.

  • Christian Academy of Carrollton celebrates 25 years

    As a little girl in third grade, Katie Matson recalls learning about the theory of evolution. It was a theory that confused her, because it didn’t match what her father would talk about when she and her siblings gathered around to hear him read scriptures from the Bible.

    Her mother, by then, had passed away, and Katie had come to love her teacher very much. Katie knew the teacher had a college degree; compared to her father’s eighth-grade education, she found herself thinking that her teacher might know more than her father did.

  • Fair Board creates ‘Miss Carroll County’ hoping for more locals

    At this year’s Carroll County Fair, there may be two young women crowned during the Miss Carroll County pageant June 9.

    The Carroll County Fair Board wants to see more local girls participate in the annual event. So, they created the title of “Miss Carroll County,” which will be awarded to a Carroll County resident.

  • Westrick feels heroin is top problem in Carroll

    While out campaigning, Democratic Carroll County judge-executive candidate Bobby Lee Westrick said one of the main concerns he’s hearing about is the growing heroin problem.

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  • Cable believes roads, drugs top county issues

     Clay Cable says he’s enjoyed traveling across Carroll County in pursuit of the Democratic Party nomination for county judge-executive.

    Speaking to the Rotary Club of Carrollton March 26, Cable said he decided to run for the post a little over a year ago when he learned that Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson planned to retire from the post.

    “I’ve had a lot of fun out here doing it and seeing the people,” Cable said. “The county’s a lot bigger than you think when you start walking it, believe me.”

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  • Goff presents five-tier plan for improving area

    Carroll County judge-executive candidate Kathy Goff wants the citizens of Carroll County to take pride in their community and be involved in order to create change. She addressed the Carroll County Rotary Club April 9, the third speaker in a five-part series with all of the judge-executive candidates coming to a club meeting.

    Goff told the members they may not have known this, but she was the first female inducted into the Carrollton Rotary Club, and “I hope to be the first female county judge.”

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of April 17, 2014

    Thursday, April 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, April 18

  • Give troubles to Jesus, allow him to carry them

    I am reminded of a story that some of you reading this may have heard before. It takes me back to before our first grandchild, Kaylee, was born. She will soon be 13, so you can do the math.

    As some of you know, I like to work with wood and build furniture and things, so I had decided that I was going to build Kaylee all new nursery furniture. It was quite an undertaking, but I set out to build a baby bed, a dressing table with drawers and a chest of drawers. They would all be made by hand and using oak lumber. (Oak is my favorite.)