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Today's News

  • Ghent must decide fate of church restoration project

    The News-Democrat

    Time is running out for Ghent City Council to use a $200,000 grant received seven years ago for restoration of the Ghent Christian Church.

    While the grant was received in 2002, $40,000 of the money has been spent on the project so far, and to date they haven’t nailed a nail yet, Mayor William Mumphrey said in a public meeting Wednesday, April 1.

  • Ballinger named to NAIA’s second team

    The News-Democrat

    Whitney Ballinger, former Carroll County Lady Panther was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-America second team.

    Ballinger, a 2006 Carroll County graduate is a sophomore forward for the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

  • Bedford could ban exotic pets

    City Commissioner Todd Pollock said he believes an ordinance should be adopted banning exotic pets after recent news stories about the animals. What do you think? Post your comments on this stub. 

  • Cousins look to education for career options

    The News-Democrat

    Two distant cousins find they have similar plans for improving their career prospects through furthering their educations.

     In a down economy, they agree that getting additional education is one of the best ways to assure someone of keeping a job or getting a better job.

  • Community Action volunteers greatly appreciated

    Editor:

    April is National Volunteer Month, and I want to thank all the volunteers who have donated their time and talents to our agency.

    We have had more than 90 volun-teers in the past year at our Trimble County Center who have given so much to assist those in need.

    The agency has been fortunate to have assisted so many elderly and low-income people in our community. Our wonderful and committed volunteers make this possible. Thank you for contributing to our mission.

    Pamela Craig,

    county coordinator

  • Tobacco festival committee plans April 5 turkey shoot

    Editor:

    I am writing on behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee. We have had Turkey Shoots for over six years. Some have been successful and some we went in the hole. But, we enjoy doing it and meeting new people. 

    Everyone really has a good time and it’s a lot of fun. We would like to take the time to thank everyone that has attended our turkey shoots and supported the Carroll County Tobacco Festival. 

  • Hundreds take part in local health fair

    Editor:        

    The Carroll County Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, March 28 at the Armory was deemed a success! We estimate up to 400 people took advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services; to network as a community; to get information to keep families healthy and safe; and to volunteer.  

  • SPORTS SHORTS

    Talent abundant

    for boy’s tennis

    Talent is abundant among members of the Carroll County boy’s tennis team, but its coach says players are just lacking in confidence this season.

    “Tennis is a head game; we see that a lot with professionals,” head coach Juan Fernandez  said in a recent interview.

  • Zook commended for cleaning up community

    Editor:

    I commend Mr. Zook in trying to do his job of cleaning up the unsightly junky places in our city. Thank you and keep up the good work for a neat, clean community.

    Pat Montgomery

    Carrollton

  • Weather delays Fourth Street repairs

    The News-Democrat

    Barricades were removed over the weekend from Fourth Street where workmen have been making repairs following a storm drain collapse last fall.