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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but patient needs remain steady.

  • The Port William Historical Society met Nov. 29, at the Masterson House with 11 attending. After enjoying a pot luck dinner, Deborah Garrett introduced guest speaker Shorty Tomlinson. He reflected on his terms as judge-executive, his time managing General Butler State Park and his retirement. He continues to serve on a board and enjoys time with his family.

  • New events

    Friday, Dec. 9

    Carroll County Arts Board presents the first Community Church Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. The free concert will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB high school arts scholarship. Call (502) 732-4261 for more information.

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 10

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

  • AP Church of the Living God hosts Christmas program

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold a Christmas program, “This Baby,” Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    Dedication Service at Dividing Ridge

  • Often we associate environmental topics with spring time, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States.

    The holidays are a great time to reduce your waste and get young people interested in the environment. Here are some ways you and your children can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying the season and showing loved ones that you care.

  • Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts or steals, water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts, hence the name.

  • Carroll County Arts Board hosts a free Community Church Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Carroll County Middle School. The event will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB arts scholarship. 

  • Carroll County Arts Board hosts a free Community Church Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Carroll County Middle School. The event will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB arts scholarship.