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Today's Features

  • Kenzie Nelson, 17, of Carrollton; Peyton Morgan, 17, of Warsaw and Jordan Blanton, 24, of Bedford are among the top 11 contestants that will compete in the finals of “Shine,” an online television show created and produced by Carrollton native Brandon Stewart.

    The finals will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12 at the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. The doors will open at 7 p.m. both nights, but Sunday will feature a red carpet event beginning at 6 p.m. for the contestants, celebrity guests and judges.

  • Louisville Iron Man competitors faced rain, hail and winds of up to 45 miles per hour Oct. 15, while attempting to race 140.6 miles. The competition tests athletes strength and endurance in swimming, cycling and running.

    Heather Ray of Sligo (formerly of Carroll County) was diagnosed with severe mitral valve stenosis and pulmonary hypertension and was competing in her first Iron Man. Check out the Oct. 12, edition of The News-Democrat to read her full story.

  • The cold Kentucky winds are beginning to blow signaling that it’s time to turn on the furnace. Safety from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning should be your first priority.

    U.S. fire departments responded to thousands of home structure fires in 2016 that involved heating equipment, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not only are furnaces potential hazards, but many of the fires started from space heaters. Carbon monoxide deaths were another problem.

  • “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. ~Sherry Anderson

  • Charity benefit ride for Connie Smith, breast cancer awareness will be held Sunday, Nov. 12, starts and finishes at Point Park in Carrollton. Registration from 10-11:45 a.m. Kickstands up at noon. Cost is $20 per person/couple. Food included for riders, there will be $5 a plate charge for non-riders. Bikes, cars, trucks all are welcome. Scheduled stops are: Keepers, Bungalowe Joes and Scribers. A silent auction and raffles with door prizes will be awarded. For more information call Bob Burke (502) 525-9971 or Don Smith (502) 572-6650.

  • New events

    Monday, Nov. 6

    Kentucky state pension forum at 6:30 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park conference center. Guests speakers include representatives from Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Kentucky Association of Counties and Kentucky Council on Area Development Districts and Rep. Rick Rand.

    Saturday, Nov. 11

    Veterans Day - Thank a veteran for their military service.

  • Hymn sing Nov. 2, at Bedford Methodist

    Trimble Hymn sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Bedford Methodist Church, 10 Fairview Circle. in Bedford.

    Hymn Sing Nov. 18 at United Methodist

    Community Hymn Sing will be held at the United Methodist Church of Carrollton, 310 Highland Ave. in Carrollton 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. All individuals, duos, groups, and instrumentals are welcome. Love offering will be taken for “Feed the Children” of Trimble County. Refreshments will follow. For more information call (502) 939-1709.