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Today's News

  • Craft Corner at Housing Authority

    Children living at the Housing Authority of Carrollton have the opportunity to partcipate in crafts, food and other activities every Wednesday in June and July at the housing authority office. Executive Director Ray Clem and his staff, in cooperation with Carroll County 4-H Agent Joyce Doyle, 4-H members, members of the Extension Homemakers, Fairview Place manager Chet Mitchell and community members are sponsoring the program.  Pictured June 25, children made beaded keychains, paracord bracelets and helped fix lunch.

  • Raker, Buscher family plans reunion at Hunter’s Bottom

    On July 26, the descendants of Ernst and Mary E. (Buscher) Raker are gathering for a reunion picnic at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Hunter’s Bottom, Hwy. 36, in Carroll County.  Come about 11 a.m. and eat around noon.

    Please bring some goodies to share and any historical mementos of the family to “show and tell.”

    Any descendants of Johann and Clara (Buscher) Strautmann and Henry and Marie (Buscher) Titkemeyer are invitred.  Other Buscher families also welcome.

  • Celebrating Race Week
  • Kentucky has ties to nation’s founding days

    Kentucky may not have yet been a state when our country declared its independence nearly 240 years ago, but as we prepare to celebrate that anniversary on Friday, it is worth pointing out we do have ties to this early period.

    We were home to about a half-dozen skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, for example, including what is widely believed to be its last: The Battle of Blue Licks in present-day Robertson County.

  • Carroll County Arts Board hosts Progressive Dinner

    Carroll County Arts Board will hold its second annual Progressive Dinner Saturday, July 19. Tickets are $30 and will be on sale at The News-Democrat and from Patricia Hersey at the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 3, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

     

    Thursday, July 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 4: Closed for the 4th of July Holiday.

    Monday, July 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; free massage, noon to 3 p.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

    Saturday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, July 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee, 6 p.m.

  • Use holiday to move toward financial independence

    Tomorrow is the Fourth of July — Independence Day — a time for our country to celebrate our independence. Many people will celebrate Independence Day with family picnics and gatherings, mini-vacations and fireworks. 

    This year, use the Fourth of July celebration to motivate yourself to take steps to become financially independent by next year.

    Imagine how much more enjoyable summertime fun could be if you have financial freedom.  Start by setting a financial independence goal. 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of July 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3

    Kathryn Winn Site Based Decision Making Council  holds a special called meeting at noon in the school library.

    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.

    Friday, July 4

  • Free Owensboro trolley service begins this week

    By Steve Vied

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Owensboro’s new, free downtown trolley service kicks off Tuesday, with members of the City Commission boarding the trolley at 4 p.m. for the inaugural loop along Second and Third streets between Crittenden and Walnut streets.

    The City Commission will board the trolley at City Hall and tour the downtown route.

    The trolley will continue to run until 10 p.m. Tuesday.