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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, July 31

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

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 1

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Years ago I wrote a book about idols, which is just another word for sin.

    An idol is whatever you turn to first — a person, possession, position, relationship, substance, belief or experience — for comfort, security, identity, meaning, etc. Basically, anything other than God.

    As I wrote the book, I got halfway through it and decided I was tired of being smacked upside the head with my own idolatry.

    Sheesh. All I wanted to do was write about other people’s idols/sin and make a boatload of money.

  • It’s been a wonderful summer, and there will still be many days when we are outdoors at a picnic, grilling or eating outdoors. But, don’t ruin that time by getting sick from foodborne illness.

    Keeping bacteria at bay
    on your grilling day

    Thunderstorms, insects and annoying relatives are not the only thing that could ruin a cookout. Many beloved summertime foods are susceptible to contamination by several foodborne bacteria.

  • This week is full of neat agriculture-related events in and around the county.  Here’s a preview of what is to come:

    A taste of the RiverView Farmer’s Market

    The RiverView Farmers Market is open two days a week during the growing season. Times are on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., at Point Park and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at the Hometown Pizza parking lot.

    This week, I will be out at the Farmer’s Market on both days, providing information about a staple in the summer garden:  tomatoes.

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     Carroll County Extension 4-H agent Joyce Doyle took 58 campers, six junior counselors and five adult counselors to North Central 4-H camp in Carlisle, Ky., July 15-19. Carroll County camps with Bracken, Grant, Harrison, Pendleton and Robertson counties. More photos will be in the July 31 issue.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Relevant Church’s summer intern has a passion for music. Though his family is musically inclined, Tom Casselman was never very active in music until his freshman year of high school. He never thought he would go to Bible College, either.

    Now, he leads the congregation of Relevant Church in services twice weekly, playing the piano for the service and leading the members in singing hymns.

  • Monday, July 29

    TOPS weight-loss group meets every Monday at the Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky Center, 110 Sixth St., Carrollton. Weigh-in is 4-5:45 p.m.; meeting begins at 6 p.m. First visit is free. Call Donna Dameron leader at (859) 643-0375. Fee.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Monday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Tuesday, July 30

    Carrollton Utilities Commission meets at noon in the utility conference room at the office, 225 Sixth St.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center’s new principal, Tony Jury, knows the importance of hard work and real-life experience for career-readiness.

    Raised on a dairy and tobacco farm in Nelson County, Jury worked throughout his college career to fund his education.

    “That taught me a lot about working hard and responsibility,” Jury said.

    Jury earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and masters degree in vocational education from the University of Kentucky.