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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, April 20

  • Now that Easter is only a few days away, I have found myself doing a little reminiscing. I remember the way we celebrated Easter when I was a little girl. My maternal grandmother always bought my Easter dress, hat gloves and all. The dresses were always frilly with lots of crinoline underneath. Actually, some of those styles have come back for the younger girls.

  • The Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pats’ Place at 7 p.m. April 5. Judy Keith was hostess and presided at the meeting.

    Mrs. Keith called the meeting to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice Gov. Karen Claiborne read the Spiritual Value for April. Seven members and three guests were present.

  • General Butler State Resort Park, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, presents a living-history drama, “Lucy Bakewell Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story,” at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 20, in the Lodge Lounge.

    Lucy Bakewell Audubon was the wife of John James Audubon, the famed naturalist, artist and author of “Birds of America.” She felt she was “perfectly suited” for him and was incredibly devoted to him. She made enormous sacrifices and suffered public scorn as she supported her husband’s talents.

  • General Butler State Resort Park, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, presents a living-history drama, “Lucy Bakewell Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story,” at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 20, in the Lodge Lounge.

    Lucy Bakewell Audubon was the wife of John James Audubon, the famed naturalist, artist and author of “Birds of America.” She felt she was “perfectly suited” for him and was incredibly devoted to him. She made enormous sacrifices and suffered public scorn as she supported her husband’s talents.

  • Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. is accepting applications for $80,000 in grant money for nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties for 2012.
    Applications are due by noon Tuesday, May 31.

    Organizations seeking funds must apply using the form provided by United Charities and must attach a copy of its most recent IRS certification that the organization is a 501(c)(3) entity.

  • Gary and Tara McArter of Carrollton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Laci Jae McArter, to Cedric Ryan Valdez, son of Yvette Sanchez of Phoenix, Ariz.

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School.

    The-groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Both graduated in 2009 from the Air Force Avionics Academy in Keesler, Miss., earning bachelor’s degrees in avionics system maintenance. Each has attained the rank of Airman 1st Class.

  • Bill Davis shared this history of Ghent College and Ghent School with The News-Democrat after the structure was destryoed by fire Sunday. Davis researched this for the “Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky.”

    Ghent College in Carroll County, Ky., was founded in 1867, when local citizens led by James Frank formed a corporation creating a private nonsectarian college for white students at Ghent. A three-story brick college building was built on the western edge of town the following year, at a cost of $31,700.

  • The Carroll-Henry county area recently became the inspiration and blank canvas for a student’s senior thesis photography project.

    Lauren DiFulvio, a senior at College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, photographed a series of portraits and environmental shots in Port Royal, English, Turners Station and Carrollton for her thesis project.