Today's Features

  • Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the panel of judges.   

  • Relay for Life Team Robbins held “Pageant Prep” Saturday, May 18, at the Carroll County Middle School. The day was dedicated to giving all girls the royal princess treatment. The girls received tips on make up and hair; self-confidence and self-esteem; walking, posing and poise tips; wardrobe tips; and etiquette lessons. They participated in mock interviews with public speaking advice. The girls also got their picture taken with pageant queens from across the state. All money raised benefited the Carroll County Relay for Life.

  • Gardening season is in full force with the threat of frost now behind us.  Before the garden went in, we had soil on our minds with testing the soil for fertilizer and lime.  How-ever, now is also a good time to think about your soil.

    I have talked about soil compaction in cropland, but soil compaction also creates an unfriendly growing environment for garden plants. 

    It is a serious problem for many home gardeners.  Thankfully, it is relatively easy to prevent.

  • The Carroll County Fair is June 7-15 and the Carroll County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service is getting ready for it.

    We encourage all residents to exhibit items you have made, grown and created so we can showcase the wonderful talents of our Carroll County residents in the exhibit trailer and at the livestock shows. 

    The fair catalog providing all exhibit guidelines and rules is available at the Carroll County Extension Service office and The News-Democrat.

  •  The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, May 29: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, May 30: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 31: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, noon.

    Monday, June 3: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; Gentivia health presentation, 10 a.m.; TOPPS, 4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, May 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Cardio Vascular Van, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., call (859) 301-9355 for an appointment; Music Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden (age six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 31: Friday, May 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; teen movie, “Beautiful Creatures”, rated PG-13, 1 p.m.; paper mace bowl, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Steve Hunt has been named Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s April employee of the month.  Hunt has been with the hospital for 36 years in the maintenance department.  In honoring him, he is credited for being “a hard worker and always pleasant to everyone he comes in contact with.” 

  •  The second Poker Run in memory of Mike Gividen will be held Saturday, June 1 (rain date June 8) at noon starting and ending at Kinman’s Chevrolet in Carrollton with meal following being provided. Cost is $20 per poker hand, $5 extra hand. Prize for the winning poker hand is $100, and split the pot will be offered. Registration will be 10:45-11:45 a.m. Cars are welcome to participate. All proceeds will benefit the Carrollton Lion’s Club for eye exams for county residents. More information call Jamie Kinman (502) 682-1000. Bring old eye glasses to recycle.