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Today's News

  • Medical association says obesity is a disease

    Most people think of obese people as lazy and undisciplined. More than 90 percent of people who try to lose weight gain it back within a year.

    America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with no end in sight. The medical establishment has, in some cases, thrown its hands up trying to deal with the problem.

  • N Ky. Salt Festival one of many fall events held in Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun early last week, but for many Kentuckians, it really started about a month ago, when the season’s first wave of festivals arrived.

    Our nation has always used the harvest period as a time of celebration, and these gatherings, many of which draw tens of thousands of tourists, seem to grow more popular with each passing year.

  • Community Calendar | Oct. 2, 2014

    Thursday, Oct. 2

    KIPDA kynectors will be available at Shelby County Library to help enroll through KYNECT and renew applications.  You may qualify for no-cost insurance plan or payment assistance.  For information, call (502) 536-0196 or (502) 266-5571 and ask for a kynector.  

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

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

  • Christ can help everyone break chains of addiction

    I had a conversation with a man earlier this month who was truly struggling with life.

    Down on his luck, hungry, broke, and tired he came by my door. I sat with him and listened to his story and near the end I said “God wants to help you through this.” 

  • Fall is time to think about weed management options for pastures

    As we move into fall, our grazed pastures may be showing areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Weedy vegetation, like common ragweed and other summer annuals, may already be present, but as these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will take their place:  chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.

  • Carroll County 4-H horse participants at the Kentucky 4-H State Horse Show
  • Carrollton campus welcomes returning students

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus held its third annual Welcome Week during the week of August 25th which included daily activities for new and returning students.

    Welcome Week will allow students to get familiar with campus and campus resources as well as join in fellowship with classmates.

  • Project-based learning elevates student work

    Before the information revolution of the late twentieth century upended the status quo, the traditional model of education was a perfect fit. Students sat in rows, completed assignments and listened to lectures. This model of education focused on large groups of students, not on the needs of individuals.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 2, 2014

    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

  • Student of the week: Dalten Wilson First grade (Miller)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because we use Ten Frames.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because we work with partners.”

    What is your favorite book? 

    “7 Habits”

    What is your favorite movie?  

    “Sponge Bob”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Wants to go to college, but not sure where