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Today's Features

  • JCTC’s commencement ceremony was Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center. 

    About 500 students participated in the ceremony, where the college awarded a record 1,201 associate’s degrees, as well as 131 diplomas and 3,194 certificates to a total of 1,738 graduates.  Many students earned more than one credential.

    Carrollton campus student Marty Clark won the Maria B. Miller Speech award and gave the student commencement speech.

    The following excerpt came from the commencement program:

  • Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 4-5, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Thursday, June 12

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

  • In the movie “Her,” a man in Los Angeles dates his smartphone.

    It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.

    The movie is set in the future, but not that far into the future, in a time when people feel more comfortable and connected with their pocket-size computers than with other humans.

    In the movie, lonely and morose Theodore Twombly is going through a divorce.

  • Vacation Bible School will be held at the English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389 in English, Ky., 6-8 p.m., June 23-27 for children age 3 and older. For more information call (502) 732-6024.

  • The first day of summer is quickly approaching on June 21, and the warmer temperatures are definitely a welcomed sight from the cold winter temperatures we experienced earlier this year.

    However, with these warm temperatures, we begin to see the development of a type of injury on newly planted trees that is actually a result of the cold winter. This problem is called sunscald.

    Sunscald is not only disfiguring but often leads to a long, slow mortality spiral. It usually appears only on the south or southwest side of trunks and only on recently planted trees.

  • I am pleased to announce the Grand Champion winners in open class at the 2014 Carroll County Fair.

    Winners are Rileigh Darnold of Carroll-ton, a lamp made from garden supplies, crafts; Eva Ingram of Carroll-ton, coconut chocolate Bon Bons candy, culinary; Charlotte Clayton of Carrollton, artistically canned green beans, food preservation; Patrick Parker, bunch of white onions, horticulture; Barbara Clymer of Carrollton, photo of a little princess, photography; and Kimberly Bowen, beautiful crocheted scarf, textiles.

  • Dr. Richard Kates of Carrollton has become a DOT certified medical examiner through Team CME in FMCSA’s National Registry.

    This certification allows Kates to perform testing under the new federal rules that recently took effect on testing for drivers nationally.

  • The Carrollton branch of Farmers Bank of Milton, with help from Paul’s Tire and Feed in Prestonville and Central Farm Supply in Louisville, recently held its annual dog-food donation drive for Carroll County Animal Support.

    In the end, more than 2,600 pounds of various brands of dog food were collected. The food is being stored by CCAS and will be used to help feed the homeless or abandoned dogs that make their way into the organization.