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Today's News

  • Economy, environment benefit from Kentucky forests, healthy trees

    There is a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now.

    Earlier this spring, state leaders joined with local Scouting organizations and utility companies to begin bringing that saying to life, and to do it in a way no other state has ever attempted. Their long-term goal, known as “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation,” is to plant 20 million seedlings over the next 20 years.

  • Town hall meetings to address heroin problem, drug abuse

    Summer is here. To many, that means family gatherings, cookouts, pool time and other fun events.

    Although school is no longer in session, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will continue to work hard through June and July to ensure your summer fun is safe, informed and drug free.

    This summer Champions’ main focus will be the town hall meetings that we hold for the smaller communities within Carroll County at Worthville and Sanders.

  • JCTC-Carrollton hosts kick off event

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • Resident wants long-term camping back

    A Carrollton resident asked City Council to revisit the issue of long-term campers at 2Rivers Campground.

    Nicole Dunn said she is an avid camper, and it was her impression and that of other fellow residents that the previous long-term campers did not look too bad. We have properties in town that need to be cleaned up and we’re worried about a few trailers? she asked.

    Eight campers at $800 per month would be $6,400 of positive income for the campground, she said.

  • Prevention can help avoid rashes, itching from chiggers

    Summer is officially here, and with it comes some pesky bugs that like to make us itch. For this week’s column, we are going to take a closer look at one of these insects that can really make us itch: chiggers.

    Chiggers are actually the immature stage of certain mite species, and are found most often in overgrown bushy areas. They also congregate in shady, humid areas near stream banks, under or around shade trees or in berry thickets.

  • Several win department, champion awards at fair

    The 2014 Carroll County Fair is over and several people went home with special honors. We know that a lot of hard work was involved and we appreciate this.

    Carroll County Fair department plaques are awarded to the person receiving the highest total number of points in each open class department. Congratulations to the following individuals for department awards this year: art, Jessica Foster; crafts, Rileigh Darnold; culinary, Eva Ingram; floral, Juanita Chilton; food preservation, Mandy Parker; horticulture, Kevin Bartram, photo, Jim Fothergill; and textiles, Kim Bowen.

  • Readers on Vacation | Beck family, June 26, 2014
  • Stark’s office receives recognition for organ donation participation

     Carroll County’s Driver’s License office has been presented a large tin of “thank you” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life, for its exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of June 26, 2014

    Thursday, June 26

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

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

  • Recipes are a guide to be adjusted as needed

    Hello once again my friends. Here we are, rolling right along into summer, firing up the barbecues and grilling to our hearts desires. Everyone knows I love grilling just as much as the next person — maybe slightly more than that. I wanted to go a little different route though.

    Anyone who keeps up with my articles or has been to my cooking classes knows that instead of teaching a specific recipe, I tend to teach techniques far more. This article is going to be an example of that, sort of the teach to fish rather than giving a fish if you will.