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Today's News

  • Carroll County wineries win medals at Indy competition

    Some fine wines are produced in Carroll County and the surrounding area.

    Two local wineries and two wineries just over the river in Vevay and Madison, Ind., won awards at the 2008 Indiana State Fair’s 17th annual Indy International Wine Competition this past weekend.

    River Valley Winery, owned by Vicky and Krasi Georgiev, took home four medals.

    The winery, which operates the Mehana at the corner of Sixth Street and Highland Avenue in Carrollton, took three bronze medals and one silver.

  • Brawner preps for tournament

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Look for the “Gone fishing” sign at the home of Matt and Lacy Brawner on Aug. 2.

    Early that morning, Matt Brawner will be competing in the Bass Fishing League sponsored by Wal-Mart at Point Park in Carrollton.

  • Real estate remains hot in Trimble County

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County seems to be bucking the national trend of declining real-estate sales.

    Jerry Smith of Century 21 Smith Realty and Vicky Cayton of Carrollton’s Century 21 Cayton Realty say they routinely assist property owners preparing to sell homes, both small and large homes, as well as building lots and agricultural acreage.

    They do agree that fewer large homes are selling here than in surrounding counties, but they don't believe it has anything to do with the national trend.

  • You don’t have to be an American Idol to take a weird journey through the Bluegrass

    It's true. I could be the next American Idol.

    But that’s only if Paula, Randy and Simon, the show’s celebrity judges, are willing to cruise around town in my SUV.

    My singing voice leaves quite a bit to be desired, except when I’m driving. Prop me up behind the wheel of my Suzuki and I can belt out a few verses of "Bobby McGee" as well as Janis Joplin ever could. I also do a fine rendition of most James Taylor and Lenny Kravitz’s tunes.

  • Volunteers work hard on community events

    Editor:

    As a member of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee, we work alongside the Fair Board to do a few fund-raisers for the year. And we all work as a team to make the events run as smooth as possible.

  • NAS supports new publication for kids

    STAFF REPORT

    Carroll County students in kindergarten through fifth grade this fall will have a new newspaper they can call their own.

    Carroll County Kids, a publication to be produced through The News-Democrat in partnership with the Carroll County Board of Education, will provide a classroom resource and educational tool for teachers and parents alike.

  • Bible school project aids historic Carrollton church

    Editor:

    The English Christian Church had a wonderful Vacation Bible School last week while using the Power Lab theme. Student average was 26 and worker average was 35.

    A very rewarding part of the week was the Mission Project, which collected $250, plus a special love offering of $300. This offering was presented to the members of the Second Baptist Church in Carrollton to help in the clean up of their parsonage, which was extensively damaged by frozen water pipes last winter. Additionally, the sanctuary needs some repairs.

  • Yager to lead boys hoops team at CCHS

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    After several months of interviews, rumor and innuendo, it’s official: Newly retired Carroll County Schools Superintendent Carroll Yager last week was named new head coach for the Carroll County High School Panthers boys basketball team.  

    The appointment was confirmed by CCHS Principal John Leeper on Wednesday, July 2, after his candidate for the position passed the final hurdle – a vote of approval from the school’s site-based council.

  • Robertson named CFO at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Bob Robertson joined Carroll County Memorial Hospital as the new chief financial officer on June 16.  

    He replaces Louis Vetter, who served as interim chief executive officer from April to November 2007. Vetter stayed on as interim CFO after Kanute Rarey was hired CEO.

  • Bond: Future bright for Iraq, U.S.

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Maurey Bond has traveled the world and is pursuing his career in international business in the Middle East, but his Carrollton roots run generations deep.

    His grandparents are Thomas and Mildred Bond of Carrollton, and he lived with them in their Seminary Street home while working on his worked on his master’s thesis. His parents, Patricia and Jack Supplee, grew up here.