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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Members of Carroll County Animal Support donated 14 books to Kathryn Winn Primary School’s library Monday, April 11, as part of the local celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals. The books teach about how to care for pets and the importance of adopting shelter dogs and cats.

    Principal Gerda Wise received books from CCAS members Robin Caldwell, left, Executive Director Tammie Crawford, center, and Victoria Meister.

  • Members of Carroll County Animal Support donated 14 books to Kathryn Winn Primary School’s library Monday, April 11, as part of the local celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals. The books teach about how to care for pets and the importance of adopting shelter dogs and cats.

    Principal Gerda Wise received books from CCAS members Robin Caldwell, left, Executive Director Tammie Crawford, center, and Victoria Meister.

  • Lindsey Wilson College is coming to Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus.
    LWC is offering an accelerated bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling and a master’s degree in mental health counseling and human development at the Carrollton campus.

    Interested in more information about these programs? Join us for an information session on Tuesday, June 28. Drop by between 5-7 p.m. to find out more.

  • Ecumenical prayer 
service
    set for April 22

    The Ecumenical Prayer Service sponsored by the Carroll County Ministerial Association is 12:10-12:50 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Good Friday, April 22. People of all faiths are invited to spend a half hour of prayer and reflection on this Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion.

    ‘Way of the Cross’ 
to be held
    on Good Friday