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Today's Features

  • Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

    Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.

  • Carrollton Police Department is hosting a mental health education and awareness seminar from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Carrollton city hall.

    The executive director of NAMI Northern Kentucky will provide the training.

    NAMI Northern Kentucky is an affiliate of the National Association on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, according to their website.

  • Ronald Perkinson Jr., 41, of Carrollton was a participant in the 2017 Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17. He ran the 26.1 miles in 2:48.04, which was under his goal of three hours. His pace was 6:45 per mile. Perkinson is the son of Anna and Ronald Perkinson Sr. of Carrollton. His wife, Kim, and daughters, Lauren and Megan, were there to cheer him on.

  • The following children were the winners of the News Democrat Easter Coloring contest:

    Ages 5 and under: Blake Taylor, son of Ryan and Dawn Taylor of Milton, Ky.; Ages 6-9: John Wesley Perkins III, son of Jessica and John Perkins, Jr. of Carrollton and Ages 10-13: Charityn Marsh, daughter of Chasity Riley and Chad Marsh both of Carroll County.

  • A Carrollton woman is hosting a fundraiser called Shop for Chiari April 22, to raise money for her brain surgery.

    LeaAnn Routon, 28, has Chiari Malformation, a structural abnormality at the back of her brain and skull. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed, and many doctors are not well educated on her condition, she said in an email. In July, she will be traveling to New York City for the first of several brain surgeries to treat this congenital birth defect.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square returns to downtown Carrollton on Saturday, April 15.

    The festivities are set for the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse this year.

    New this year is the Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10 a.m.

    Games, inflatables, music, food and more are planned on the rear lawn of the courthouse beginning at 1 p.m., when the Easter Bunny arrives.

  • New events

    Saturday, April 15

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosts Easter on the Square, 1-4 p.m. in downtown Carrollton. See pages 8-9 for more information.

    April 28-30

    Civil War Living History at Point Park.

    Regular events

    Thursday, April 13

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the First National Bank basement.

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