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Today's News

  • Trip to Calif. zoo will be dream come true for Conley, 9

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Kendall Conley, daughter of Mark and Cydney Conley of Carrollton, will be winging her way toward her wish at the San Diego Zoo during her Christmas vacation.

    She and her family found out this week that she has been granted a special behind-the-scenes tour of the famed zoo by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • New school administrators hit the road to meet parents

    By JEFF FREMIN

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Superintendent Lisa James has lived and worked in Carroll County for most of her life, but she wants to get to know the students and their families a little better.

    To do so, she and the principals, as well as other teachers and administrators, will be taking “Carroll County Schools on the Road” to various communities throughout the county.

  • Moore replaces Rowlett at board of ed; search continues for new TCHS principal

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The search is on for a new principal at Trimble County High School.

    After three years managing day-to-day operations at TCHS, Rebecca Moore has resigned from the school’s top administrative position to become the district’s Instructional Supervisor and Director of Federal Programs. The new positions were left vacant at the end of the 2007-08 school year, following the retirement of Sheila Rowlett.

  • Clinic aims to control rabies in county

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    The second most important thing you should do for your animals is to get them vaccinated, said veterinarian Dwight Wallace. The first is to get them wormed.

    Saturday is your chance to take care of both, and at a reduced price.

    Wallace of Wallace Animal Clinic in Carrollton is teaming up with the Three Rivers District Health Department to offer an annual rabies clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the parking lot of the Carroll County Health Department at 401 11th St.

  • 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.