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  • Asparagus is nutrient dense, prepared multiple ways

    Harvested during April and May in Kentucky, asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable that you can eat raw, lightly boil, steam, stir-fry or grill. It can be seasoned with herbs, butter or Parmesan cheese to enhance its flavor. As you will see in the Plate It Up Kentucky Proud recipe below, it can also be an integral ingredient in many dishes.

    Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate and fiber. A half-cup serving of fresh asparagus, which is about six stalks, contains 22 calories, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 20, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann,” will display an exhibition of a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception, Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. The local artwork will be on display through the month of May. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Friday, April 21: Board of Trustees Meeting, noon.

    Monday, April 24: Fourth Monday Book Group, discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, noon.

  • Senior Calendar | April 20, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.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.

  • Give blood and help save lives this spring

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

    Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.

  • Mental health education class April 27 at city hall

    Carrollton Police Department is hosting a mental health education and awareness seminar from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Carrollton city hall.

    The executive director of NAMI Northern Kentucky will provide the training.

    NAMI Northern Kentucky is an affiliate of the National Association on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, according to their website.

  • Perkinson takes on Boston

    Ronald Perkinson Jr., 41, of Carrollton was a participant in the 2017 Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17. He ran the 26.1 miles in 2:48.04, which was under his goal of three hours. His pace was 6:45 per mile. Perkinson is the son of Anna and Ronald Perkinson Sr. of Carrollton. His wife, Kim, and daughters, Lauren and Megan, were there to cheer him on.

  • Coloring winners

    The following children were the winners of the News Democrat Easter Coloring contest:

    Ages 5 and under: Blake Taylor, son of Ryan and Dawn Taylor of Milton, Ky.; Ages 6-9: John Wesley Perkins III, son of Jessica and John Perkins, Jr. of Carrollton and Ages 10-13: Charityn Marsh, daughter of Chasity Riley and Chad Marsh both of Carroll County.

  • Ribbon cutting | Insurance Offices of Carroll County
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  • Local fundraiser for C’ton woman’s brain surgery

    A Carrollton woman is hosting a fundraiser called Shop for Chiari April 22, to raise money for her brain surgery.

    LeaAnn Routon, 28, has Chiari Malformation, a structural abnormality at the back of her brain and skull. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed, and many doctors are not well educated on her condition, she said in an email. In July, she will be traveling to New York City for the first of several brain surgeries to treat this congenital birth defect.