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Today's Features

  • Friendship is one of the most precious gifts you can give any time of year. It is especially important to have close friends around during holiday seasons. These times of year people often are stressed or depressed. Perhaps they are hundreds of miles away from loved ones, or recently have lost a family member or close friend.

    Meaningful relationships are based on friendship, which thrives on kindness and respect.

  • I realize that 2017 is not yet here, but planning for the future is exciting, so let’s talk about summer: 4-H Camp. Carroll County 4-H campers will again camp with Gall-atin, Owen, Kenton and Grant Counties at North Central 4-H camp in Carlisle, Kentucky.

    The date is July 3-7 and the cost is $200.

    Campers are to be 9 through 14 by the camp date.

    We are assigned to two boy’s cabins and two girl’s cabins so if you are interested, please call (732-7030) and let Rhonda know you are interested and she will send you the proper forms.

  • The new Veterinary Feed Directive will go into effect on Jan. 1, issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

    There are two important principles that will change the way all livestock producers will obtain feeds containing antibiotics.  The first principle limits “medically important antimicrobial drugs” to uses in animals that are considered “necessary for assuring animal health.”  These uses include the treatment, control, and prevention of disease but do not include improved weight gain or feed efficiency.

  • American Banker, an essential resource for breaking news, research, data, and opinion content for about 560,000 senior executives in the banking and financial services industry nationwide, recently recognized German American’s CEO, Mark Schroeder, as one of three 2016 Community Bankers of the Year in its annual Best In Banking series.

    American Banker recognized Schroeder for his leadership in strategic acquisitions of smaller community banks, while maintaining an effective community banking model focused on customer relationships.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Dec. 29: Cards and games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping at Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Fine Amnesty Month, this is the month when you get to clean up fines and help out a neighbor at the same time. Donations will benefit the No. Ky. Community Action Center. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    New events/Programming

    Thursday, Dec. 29: Family movie, “The Storks”, 2 p.m. and projects half done, PHd’s 2-4 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 30: Family movie, “Miss Peregrine’s School”, 2 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 3: noon until 6 p.m. Kynect Assistance

    Closings

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through NRCS’ innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds.

  • New events

    Friday, Dec. 30

    The News-Democrat office will be closed for the New Year’s holiday.

    Saturday, Dec 31

  • Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God Hymn Sing Jan. 5

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Ln., in Bedford, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The public is invited.