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Today's News

  • Raker family reunion July 28

    The reunion of the Raker and related families will be held Saturday, July 28, at the American Legion Post 9 shelter, 707 Jefferson Street, in Madison, Ind. This facility has no steps, lots of shade and a playground for the children.

    Descendants of Ernst and Mary Buscher Raker and the related families of Strautmann, Titkemeyer, Uhlmansiek, Bulthaup, Overtate, Diekmann, Thiemann, and Detmer are invited to come join them.

  • State sales tax changes and how it affects local businesses, consumers

    Residents of Carroll County and beyond are starting to experience some changes based on new Kentucky laws passed during the end of the 2018 tax season. Susan Dukes, a certified public accountant with Raisor, Zapp and Woods PSC, said the changes in both sales and income tax will affect all people. Both tax laws took effect July 1.

  • Statewide Success

    The Carroll County FFA attended the Kentucky FFA state convention June 5-7, in Lexington. Along with enjoying a dance, concert, fellowship, workshops and lots of networking, several students competed and brought home great honors, FFA Advisor Mackenzie Wright said.

  • NorthKey to expand its services with move to new building on Hwy. 227

    For those seeking mental health or substance abuse services, local community center NorthKey is hoping to improve their services with a new building at 2688 Hwy. 227, which they obtained on Feb. 9, for the sum of a dollar. They’re now all moved in to the property and hope to consolidate the work they were doing in their two previous properties, which they were renting at 416 Fourth Street and 1714 Highland Avenue.

  • County passes budget; YMCA could be interested in Kysoc

    Carroll County will operate under a $12,606,832 budget that passed by a second reading June 26.

  • 2018 All-State Team in the Kentucky State High School Clay Target League

    Congratulations to Carroll County High School’s Kinley Huesman, Kameron Nab and Conner Hartman for making the 2018 All-State Team in the Kentucky State High School Clay Target League. The league recognizes those students with the top 25 League averages. The athletes received an All-State patch.

  • Basketball Camp

    Life Go Right camp, a basketball camp for students entering the fifth grade through ninth grades, will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays July 10-26. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Middle School.

    Former Carroll County standout Marc Mumphrey will be the camp director.

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director J.P. Dale said students can register for the camp through Parks and Recreation website, www.carrollcountyparksandrecreation.org.

  • Capital Gazette tragedy hits too close to home

    It happened more than nine hours away. But the tragedy at The Capital Gazette could have happened in any newsroom, including at The News-Democrat.

    On Thursday, June 28, five employees at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., were murdered by a man who held a grudge against the newspaper. The Capital Gazette ran a story in July 2011 about a criminal harassment case he was involved in, and he unsuccessfully sued the paper for defamation.

  • From a journalist, your friend.

    Journalists, at their core, have one of the most American jobs anyone can have. They help uphold the ideals of democracy, fairness and justice at home, and it is as important a job as any.

    When journalists are at work, though, they laugh with their friends. They make jokes. At the News-Democrat, they throw blue stress balls at each other. One is broken in half, but we still like to toss it around anyway. When they leave, they go to church. They go to the movies. They spend time with their families.

  • Mallets for Masterson