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Today's News

  • It’s not too late to plant a full-garden crop

    Although we are still a little over a month from the official start of autumn, now is the time to add some new plantings to extend your fresh produce well into the fall.

    Cooler nights later in the year can increase the sugar content of many crops and thus increase their quality. Cooler nights also slow growth, so crops can take longer to mature than in the summer. Keep this slower pace in mind when checking seeds for days to maturity.

  • Dealing with bullying

    It’s that time again to be excited about a new school year. It will be a year of learning and meeting new friends. However, being bullied can take away the excitement of going to school and cause the child to not do well.

    A new school year presents a great time for new beginnings and exciting expectations for what lies ahead. Unfortunately, bullying can make a new school year not so great if you are the victim.

  • Public Records | Aug. 11, 2016

    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, Aug. 3-4, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

    presiding.

  • Fiscal Court | Aug. 11, 2016

    Taxes

    Three Rivers District Health Department Finance Manager Michelle Wilbur presented Fiscal Court Aug. 9, with a resolution from the Carroll County Board of Health setting the public health tax rate at 5.4 cents per $100 of assessed value. Wilbur said the tax rate has been the same since 2005 or earlier.

    Fiscal Court also set the motor vehicle and property tax rate. The motor vehicle tax rate will be 15.3 cents per $100 of assessed value, and the property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Both rates are the same as last year.

  • Shop With A Cop basketball tournament

    Carrollton Police Officer Andy Sisenstein organized a 4-on-4 basketball tournament July 30. Teams were allowed one substitute. Six teams of five signed up, and there was also a 3-point competition. The event raised $600 for Shop With A Cop.

    The team of Andy Sisenstein, Lonnie Mumphrey, Malachia Cole and Darrius Taylor won the 4-on-4 tournament.  

  • Ribbon Cutting | Lizzy B Goods
  • School Menu | Aug. 4, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary schools, changes for Carroll County High and Middle schools are italicized.

    Wednesday, Aug. 10: Breakfast: Cinnamon roll or yogurt with granola or mini pancakes; lunch: Hamburger or cheeseburger, lettuce/pickle/tomato, French fries, peas and diced peaches.

  • Distillery, history park selects Henry County location

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    Landmark News Service

    The original vision for buying a hog farm in Defoe involved having a place to teach his son the value of hard work, said the owner and founder of Patriot Brands. That changed after Damien Prather researched the old Low Dutch barn that came with the property.

    The idea to create Six-Mile Creek Distillery — a $5 million investment in an 8,000-square-foot facility that will employ 15 when it opens in 2017 —sprang from what Prather learned about the early Kentucky settlers.

  • Camp Shakespheare

    The Carroll County Library hosted Camp Shakespeare July 25-29. On July 29, the group performed “Romeo and Juliet.” The play stayed true to its theme, while also giving the participants the opportunity to do some improvisation as well. 

  • Reading and Fitness