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  • Community Calendar | July 2, 2015

    Wednesday, July 1

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, July 2

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • Public records | July 2, 2015

    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

  • Dean’s List | July 2, 2015

    Abbott named to EKU’s Spring Dean’s List

    Steven Nicholas Abbott, a 2013 Carroll County High School graduate, was named to Eastern Kentucky University’s Dean’s List for the 2015 spring semester. To achieve this distinction, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Abbott is majoring in criminal justice.

    Morehead State releases its Spring 2015 Dean’s List

  • Discover Engineering Days continues in July

     Come visit the Cartmell Elementary library every Wednesday this summer break anytime between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to participate in weekly contests inspired by “UK Engineering Day!” Cartmell students may also get a jump start on their AR points and checkout books.

    The following is a schedule of activities:

    •Spaghetti Gumdrop Tower Competition (July 15)

    •Balloon Racers Competition (July 22)

    •Edible Car Contest (July 29)

  • Reducing sugary drinks in children’s diets

    Sugar sweetened beverages include a variety of commonly consumed liquids, such as sodas, energy and sport drinks,  lemonade and fruit drinks, sweet tea, flavored water, and coffee. Sales from sugary drinks in the United States totaled $14.3 billion in the year 2013, making them the single largest source of calories in our diet and one of the biggest contributors to high rates of obesity.

  • Avian flu outbreak affecting egg supplies

    A multi-state outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, including Kentucky, has reduced the United States’ egg laying hen population to the smallest size in at least seven years.

    More than 50 million birds have died.  As a result, egg prices are on the rise in many grocery stores and some folks are wondering if the eggs and poultry products that remain are safe to consume.

  • JCTC Career Craze
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  • Experts encourage region’s families to bring back the Sunday dinner

    Jim Aneszko from central and southern Kentucky is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason?

    New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.*

  • Grimes warns businesses

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.