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Today's News

  • 'Unleaded' fueling local music scene

    They’re called Unleaded –– but for something that’s supposed to be void of tetraethyl lead or gaseous compounds, the five-member heavy-metal band seems to have concocted a premium formula. This year alone they’ve booked several gigs across the region, won a high-profile music competition and put out a five-track disc of original songs.

    “I would have never guessed we’d be at the spot we are right now,” said Ethan Turner, who plays drums for the band.

  • Trimble County Youth League baseball league forming

    This is a reminder for all the youngsters that plan on playing tee-ball, Minor League, and Little League this year for the Trimble Co. Youth League. There is still time to get your sign-up forms in. Our try-outs will begin at noon on March 14. We plan on having the try-outs at the Trimble County Park, weather permitting. If bad weather (rain), the try-outs will be at the Bedford Fire House, behind the Bedford Bank. Please give enough time to check the park first, even if it rained in the morning.

  • C’ton man indicted on abduction attempt

    A Carrollton man was indicted Monday for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old Carroll County girl on Wednesday, March 4.

    Brian D. Perry, 19, allegedly tried to abduct the girl, who was walking home alone from Carroll County Middle School. He was charged with attempted kidnapping, a Class C felony. If convicted Perry could face five to 10 years in the penitentiary and fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Perry remains held in Carroll County Regional Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • ‘Murderous’ performance by CCHS Players

    It’s no mystery – the CCHS Players gave a fine performance Friday night at Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle to a small but enthusiastic crowd.

    The play, “Murder by the Book,” is about a literary society so secret, the members only know each other as the famous authors whose personas they take on for a weekend meeting.

    The group, however, seems to have been infiltrated by a schemer angered by its pan of one of his own works.

    Check out the slideshow below for more photos from the CCHS Players presentation on Friday, March 6.

  • 2 plays, 1 night of drama

    The TCHS Drama Club members showcased their on-stage skills Saturday night in the Raider Arena. Rita McKay and Bonnie Peugeot directed the shows “Conflict,” by Wade Bradford and “French Toast,” by Donald Payton.

    “We started preparing and voted out of three stories back in September and we had cast try-outs in October. Then just six weeks before the play, we had six actors and actress that had to discontinue being part of the play production,” Peugeot said.

  • Failure teaches important life lessons, too

    The days are getting longer and warmer, and spring sports are just getting started as basketball, the winter sport, is finishing up.

    A trip over to the Carroll County High School ballfields last week found the baseball team grooming their field, the softball team practicing, members of the track team working on their various events and the girls tennis team dodging the gaping cracks on the court as they practiced.

  • Church isn’t closing, despite rumor mill

    Editor:

    Upon reading his own obituary in a newspaper, American author and humorist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, wrote a letter to the editor stating simply: “The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.”

    As the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, located on State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton, I was rather surprised to hear that, unbeknownst to me or my parishioners, St. Peter Lutheran Church is going to close.

  • County Relay kicks off 2009 fund-raising campaign

    Gentleman, start your engines and get your team and your campsite ready for the Carroll County Relay for Life.

    “Racing for a Cure” is this year’s theme, and NASCAR is the vehicle for the local Relay for Life event set for May 29-30 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, according to committee chairman Scott Niswonger.

    The Relay committee held a kick-off meeting Wednesday, March 4, at the Carroll County Public Library, durimg which NASCAR was unveiled as this year’s theme and the purpose of the event was explained.

  • Plenty of ‘outsiders’ make contributions to community

    Editor:

    Two issues were recently raised in the Carrollton City Council, and both are disturbing.

    First a councilman and councilwoman both argued for weakening enforcement of laws which mandate that citizens clean up their yards, and don’t park unlicensed junk cars on their property. While both council members are fine people, they are just wrong on this issue.

  • Council has duty to ensure clean city for residents

    Editor:

    After having read several recent letters to the editor concerning cleaning up the City of Carrollton, I am prompted to express my feelings as a council member.