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Today's Features

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Few students from this Carroll County get to attend “The No. 1 high school in the nation,” but Linda Aguazul, a senior this year at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was born and raised here.

    Gatton Academy was recently named the top high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine, according to the Newsweek website. Gatton is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Few students from this Carroll County get to attend “The No. 1 high school in the nation,” but Linda Aguazul, a senior this year at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was born and raised here.

    Gatton Academy was recently named the top high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine, according to the Newsweek website. Gatton is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • April Puckett and Matthew Franklin announce the birth of their son, Levi Antony Franklin, born, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long.

    His big sister, Tabitha Puckett 31/2 years old helped welcome Levi home.

    Maternal grandparents are Angie Puckett of Lockport, Ky. and the late Mike Puckett.

    Paternal grandparents are Linda and Jimmy Franklin of Ghent, Ky.

  • Brett and Denise Caton of Worthville are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Amanda Caton to Cody Logan, the son of Matthew and Carol Logan of Jonesville, Ky.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School and is employed by North American Stainless in Ghent.

    The groom-to-be is a 2004 Owen County High School graduate and is employed at Bowlin Energy. 

    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 25, 2012, at 6 p.m., The couple plan to reside in Owen County.

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

    August 2012- Supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 8: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 9: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Learn to play ping-pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 13: Monday movie, “Madness” with Henry Fonda, cookies, 9:30 a.m.

  • Several  years ago I had a close friend who had had breast cancer.  Seven years, almost to the day, when she was reaching the point of the doctors declaring her cured, she found out that it had progressed to bone cancer. 

    Sherry was an exceptional friend and co-worker.  She was remarkable; always with a smile on her face and a special ear for listening to anyone’s problems.  She continued to work as a research nurse at Emory until her illness took too much of her strength. 

  • We have had an especially hot summer. Keeping food safe and properly cooled has probably been a challenge if you have been eating outdoors, camping or on a picnic.

    Using proper coolers, ice packs and other cooling methods is so very important when not indoors. But be sure, as the hot days of summer start winding down, that the food in your refrigerator is still safe.

  • Every family begins with a marriage. Two weeks ago, my family got together in California to celebrate our parents’ marriage with a huge party for their 60th anniversary.

    It was a 1950s-themed party, minus the poodle skirts and black leather jackets.

    My sister transformed her garage into a ’50s-style combination soda shoppe and hot rod garage, complete with a juke box in the corner playing classic rock ’n’ roll music.