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Today's Features

  • Newly formed Girl Scout Troop 38 will hold a yard sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23 to raise funds for uniforms.

    Troop leader Jamie Tharp said there will be items from about 13 families at the fundraiser on the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    The fund raising event is planned for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

  • Eighth annual youth conference is Sept. 22

    The Open Door Baptist Church, 1476 Highway 36 East in Carrollton will hold their 8th Annual Youth Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Dr. Dennis Corle will the the guest speaker. Corle is editor/publisher of Revival Fires and president of Revival Fires Baptist College. He travels all over the United States and Canada preaching God’s work.  Pastor Jerry Ison invites all youth to attend. Food, games and preaching will be provided.

    Hymn sing to be held Sept. 23 in Sanders

  • James 1:2  “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

  • By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12

    Carrollton Rotary Club holds its annual golf scramble at the course at General Butler State Resort Park. The club will not hold its regular noon meeting.

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

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Wednesday  @ 1, Ann Farnsley, 1 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; music makers, 18 months and up; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday,  Sept. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Sept. 29 is the date for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton Walk-a-Thon. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the county park and walk for as long or as little as inspiration will carry us.

    Of course, the core of a “walk” is walkers, and we certainly seek those. Envelopes are available at the Big Brothers Big sisters office at First Baptist Church. Please consider joining us for the fund raising event.

    What, you ask, is the money for?

  • The whole reason I started cooking was my mother. She was a self-taught, brilliant cook who could effortlessly whip up any recipe with just a glance.

    After years of eating and enjoying her food, I decided that I would give up these silly dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon and pursue a career in the hospitality industry.

    I started out washing dishes at The Tasteful Chef in Ghent when I was 14 as a part-time job after school. I thought it was ironic that my first job cooking didn’t involve any actual cooking, but I figured everyone had to start somewhere.