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  • Four generations: Fox family
  • Going racing!

    Thank you to The News-Democrat

    readers who submitted NASCAR photos of themselves. Congratulations to grand prize winner Corey Burris and winner Carol Bates, who both won four tickets to the Quaker State 400. 

  • Huge crowd for Fourth fireworks
  • Red Cross in critical need of blood, platelet donors

    Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days.

    To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS or (800) 733-2767).

  • Kentucky officials call bull on report of bull sharks in state lake

    By DARCY COSTELLO

    The Courier-Journal

    Reports of a bull shark being spotted in a Kentucky waterway are just fishing for social media shares, officials say.

    In a Facebook post, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources clarified that, though some user-generated websites claimed a bull shark had been captured in the state, it wasn’t true.

  • Relay For Life 2017
  • Carroll County Public Library | June 29, 2017

    New programming

    Thursday, June 29: Architectural Challenge, school age children, 3:30 p.m.; Environmental evenings, 6 p.m.; Last day to add a block

    Friday, June 30: Summer Reading Finale, Whiz Bang Science Show, Everyone welcome; lunch provided after the show and prizes given away!

    Regular events

    Walk away the Pounds, weekdays 9 a.m.

    Zumba, Monday and Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: ESL Class, 5p.m.

    Summer Reading Preschool Programs, Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

  • Young racing fan Davis meets favorite driver

    J.T. Davis of Carrollton is a huge NASCAR fan. He watches virtually every Monster Energy Series race that is on television, as well as many of the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series races. He keeps a schedule of the races on his refrigerator, but he can tell you exactly which race is next on the circuit without looking. His favorite driver is Kyle Busch, but if he isn’t racing, he knows which cars Busch owns and cheers for them instead.

    J.T. is also just eight years old.

  • Broken Horn Rodeo
  • Kentucky Afield: Best kayaks for flat water fishing

    A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways.

    Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new hobby.

    Price is another aspect of the rise in popularity of kayak fishing. They are a replacement for a fishing boat for many people scared off by the rising cost of power boats.