United Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Carrollton recently honored posthumously a proclamation for John M. Berry, Jr. recently of Henry County.
Berry served the bank as a director for more than 50 years and served as president of their holding company for some time. He was a farmer, a staunch supporter of the family farm and was involved in many agricultural projects and programs. He served the tobacco farmer extensively by being President of the Burley Tobacco-Growers Coop for many years.
Lion Denny Nieberding was presented with the Lions Club Melvin Jones Award on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is awarded to Lions who have shown dedication and longevity in their work as a Lion. The money raised from this award is donated to support disaster relief throughout the world.
Fine Amnesty Month, this is the month when you get to clean up fines and help out a neighbor at the same time. Donations will benefit the No. Ky. Community Action Center. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: email@example.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.
Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers, including Darrius Taylor of Carroll County Dispatch, graduated Nov. 18, from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 109th telecommunications academy class, which first began in 1999.
My husband and I were watching television one night in late October when we saw our first Christmas commercial. Hershey’s decided to break tradition by running their famous bell ringing kisses commercial before Halloween! They wanted to be the first to remind us Christmas was on the way. In years past, it was all about ghosts, ghouls, tricks and treats until midnight of Oct. 31st. Promptly at 12:01 a.m., on Nov. 1st, it transitioned into the holiday season of pumpkin spice everything, Christmas Carols and Hallmark Channel movies.
At right, Riley Poe, daughter of Yvonne and J.R. Poe of Sanders won the 5-year and under age group, in the News-Democrat’s Holiday Coloring Contest, sponsored by Hometown Pizza of Carrollton. Below at left, Anna Benecke, daughter of Shawn and Susan Benecke of Carrollton, won the 6-9 year age group; and below at right, Mikaela Turner, daughter of Amanda Turner of Eminence and Michael Turner of Williamstown won the 10-13 year age group.