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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, June 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, 1302 Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club holds its meeting this week at Down on Main Street restaurant at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Have you met Tom Turner? If you have, you may not recognize him, now. No one else does.

    The 66-year-old former welding teacher at the Carroll County Area Technology Center recently lost 270 pounds. He is a man of many talents, who not only enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and cooking, but was also an accomplished ballroom dancer for years.

    Tom taught at the vocational school from 1987 until he retired in 2003. He moved back to Carrollton in December.

  •  Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club would like to express its gratitude to the following people and groups for their participation and assistance in the poker run in memory of Mike Gividen on June 2.

    We had 57 motorcycles and 10 cars ride in the event that lasted about two hours, beginning and ending at Herb Kinman Chevrolet. The benefit raised funds to be donated to the Carrollton Lions Club.

  •  Fifteen contestants will compete Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Carroll County Fairgrounds for the title of Carroll County Idol. There are three levels of competition that the contestants must complete to win. Those particpating include: Jeanie Rider, Kaitlyn Rider, Tim Corley, Sarah Beach, Tara Harsin, Kaleb Nab, Kiana Benhoff, Connor Dermon, Hannah Cain, Andrea Williams, Vanessa Birchfield, James Chaffins, Mindy Snyder, Chris Russell and Sarah Hawkins. Brandon Stewart will host the event, sponsored by Carroll County Fair Board and organized by Melanie Stewart.

  •  The position of zoning administrator is still up for grabs in the city of Ghent.Last month, the Ghent City Commission vetoed a second candidate recommended for the position, which is responsible for enforcing the city’s zoning ordinances.
    In April, the comission vetoed the Planning and Zoning’s first choice for the position, P&Z member and former chairman Karen Browning.
    In a special meeting April 25, the P&Z selected resident Jack Duncan for the position.

  • The Catholic Diocese of Covington for the first time since 1938 is conducting a census. The census program has been successfully completed last year in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.

    The last phase of the census program will be conducted this year in the remaining counties of the territory of the Diocese of Covington. This territory covers both Carroll and Owen counties, including St. John Catholic Church in Carrollton and Transfiguration of Our Lord Mission in Perry Park.

  • Sanders Baptist Church

    Sanders Baptist Church invites children of all ages to participate in its annual Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday, June 11-14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    For more information, call (502) 525-2070.

     

    Jordan Baptist

    Jordan Baptist Church, 4665 Highway 467 towards Sanders, will hold Vacation Bible School nightly 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21-23. Fun for toddlers through age 13.

    For more information, call (502) 732-5058.

    Worthville Baptist Church

  • Wednesday, June 6

    Carroll County High School will hold a site based meeting at 12:30 p.m. in the school library to discuss procedures for hiring a new principal.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County Fair opens at 5 p.m. featuring carnival rides, Miss Pre-Teen Carroll County Fair, lawn mower rodeo and truck tug.

    Thursday, June 7

  •  Operation B.L.U.E. Lights is the summer enforcement campaign for the Kentucky State Police that began June 1 and is picking up speed as it sweeps across the state.  The campaign is designed to bring attention to unsafe driving behaviors in an effort to offset the recent spike in traffic deaths on Kentucky roadways.

    B.L.U.E. is an acronym designed to remind drivers to focus on these driving-related attributes:

    B: Basic traveling safety and vehicle maintenance

    L: Lower speed in work zone areas