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Today's News

  • Candy Rain at the Pentecostals of Carrollton
  • Winter sports athletes recognized

    Carroll County High School boys and girls basketball and cheerleading honored its athletes at the winter sports banquet March 26, at the CCHS cafeteria.

  • Money management: How to keep money in your pocket

    Does money burn a hole in your pocket? Does buyer’s remorse set in after your money is spent? If this pattern sounds familiar, you need to learn how to manage your spending so you buy the things you need now and save for the things you will need in the future.

  • Lichens do not damage trees, provide some benefits

    Some questions have come through the Extension Office recently involving these moldy-looking “things” on the bark of trees. What are they? Do they hurt the tree? Let us learn a little more…

    These living organisms are called lichens. A lichen is actually composed of two different organisms, an alga and a fungus, which grow together for the mutual benefit of one another. The fungus provides the structure to the lichen and the alga provides the food through photosynthesis.

  • Gosser competes in shooting sports camp

    Last week Ryan and Colton Gosser attended the state 4-H shooting sports camp. Colton participated in all disciplines of shooting sports and also received his hunter’s education certification. What a great way for a father and son to spend quality time together enjoying what both of them love to do!

  • Asparagus is nutrient dense, prepared multiple ways

    Harvested during April and May in Kentucky, asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable that you can eat raw, lightly boil, steam, stir-fry or grill. It can be seasoned with herbs, butter or Parmesan cheese to enhance its flavor. As you will see in the Plate It Up Kentucky Proud recipe below, it can also be an integral ingredient in many dishes.

    Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate and fiber. A half-cup serving of fresh asparagus, which is about six stalks, contains 22 calories, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

  • Public Records | April 20, 2017

    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, April 12-13, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • School Menu | April 20, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, April 20: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • JCTC Dean's List | April 20, 2017
  • Tilapia and lettuce — Nothing is wasted

    Growing lettuce is hard work. Those little green leaves that give people an excuse to eat all of the salad toppings — they require a lot of nutrients.

    Fortunately, at Carroll County High School, students in Mackenzie Wright’s agriculture class are learning how to maintain a system that creates, filters and delivers nutrients to lettuce plants.

    Thanks to a grant from the Kentucky FFA Foundation and a donation of tilapia from Kentucky State University, the CCHS aquaponics program is swimming right along.