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Today's Features

  • Happy New Year!

    I hope that you have had a happy and prosperous 2010 and here’s to a very Happy New Year 2011!

    The Carroll County Extension Service will be offering many special programs and activities this coming year. Make it a habit to read my column here in The News-Democrat weekly to keep abreast of these programs and other activities. Also check out the News-Democrat for information from me or Tim Hendrick, our Ag Agent about activities at the Extension office. I hope you are having a blessed and enjoyable holiday with your loved ones and friends.

  • Well, we got through Christmas and now we’re headed to a completely new year. I predict that only good things are ahead of us. This is a community of really good people and we are here to help each other through good and bad times. You all are so amazing, so don’t worry about making resolutions just keep doing the wonderful things you are already doing.

  • By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    Carroll County native Jim Sutherland called last month’s 50th anniversary celebration and reunion at Camp Kysoc “the highlight of my year.”


    During the Nov. 13 reunion Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presented Sutherland a plaque commemorating his 31 years of employment at the facility. Sutherland went to work at Camp Kysoc as a maintenance man and assistant caretaker in October 1969.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Lions Club meets at nonn at Butler Park lodge.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Dec. 23, Red Cross blood donations can be given at Wal-Mart, 200 Floyd Dr. in Carrollton from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • The Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Avenue, invites everyone to celebrate Christmas by joining them for their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24. This traditional ervice is filled with charm and warmth as scripture readings are tightly interwoven with twenty-six carols that include just a touch of Handel and Bach.

  • One of my favorite children’s book and Christmas TV special is “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” I have watched this show faithfully for years.
    We all know the story, the Grinch despises the Who’s down in Whoville with their Christmas celebration. The Grinch hates all the “Noise, Noise, Noise” from the toys and their singing.  Then he came up with the “wonderful” idea to stop Christmas from coming.

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

    Wednesday, Dec. 22, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.; massage, 10:30 a.m.; 12 days of X-mas, 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday & Friday, Dec. 23-24, closed for the Christmas holidays.
    Monday, Dec.27, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; exercise bike challenge, 10 a.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 28, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.

  • Hugh Shobert from Norman, Okla. was in the Army and stationed at Fort Knox when a friend arranged a blind date for Hugh with Leoma Lawrence who lived and operated her own beauty shop in St. Matthews, near Louisville. They were married by the justice of the peace on Dec. 25, 1945, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Leoma sold her beauty shop  and they drove to Fort Ord in Monterey Bay, Calif. where Hugh was then stationed. Hugh was discharged from the Army, February 6, 1946.

  • Volunteers gathered Wednesday, Dec. 15, to wrap gifts for the Community Christmas Project. The gifts were distributed Friday.  
    The Kentucky Road Runners, a bike group that does outstanding charity work of different types throughout Kentucky, assisted the group with the wrapping project. The Kentucky Road Runners also donated a truckload of toys for the Community Christmas Project, which is held through the  Carroll County Ministerial Association.