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Today's News

  • Area counties celebrate Fourth of July

    When our forefathers put their signatures to paper to declare our independence as a nation 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, there was no doubt it was a time to celebrate.

    Public readings of the freshly-written Declaration of Independence were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square amid bells ringing and bands playing. Bonfires and fireworks were added to the celebration the next year and then the tradition spread, with towns large and small joining in the merriment.

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • Tips on gardening, weed control

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens, but after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  Of course it is!

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  Let us consider some approaches to tackling weeds in our gardens.

  • Carroll County Public Library | June 29, 2017

    New programming

    Thursday, June 29: Architectural Challenge, school age children, 3:30 p.m.; Environmental evenings, 6 p.m.; Last day to add a block

    Friday, June 30: Summer Reading Finale, Whiz Bang Science Show, Everyone welcome; lunch provided after the show and prizes given away!

    Regular events

    Walk away the Pounds, weekdays 9 a.m.

    Zumba, Monday and Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: ESL Class, 5p.m.

    Summer Reading Preschool Programs, Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

  • CCHS Honor Roll | Fourth Nine Weeks, 2017

    Ninth Grade

    All A’s

    Laura Ball, Lorinda Bennett, Mallory Besselman, Mason Byrd, Salvador Espinoza, Diana Espinoza, Adam Froman, Esmeralda Garcia, Destiny Mefford, Lauren Perkinson, Jacklyn Ray, Andrea Searcy, James Webster and Jenna Wilson.

    A/B

  • DAR meets June 28, in Warsaw
  • Senior Calendar | June 29, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, June 29: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a. m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Public Records | June 29, 2017

    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, June 21-22, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Thrills and volunteers
  • Demo Derby

    The June 9, demolition derby featured circle races and a youth battery powered car event before the derby. Circle races give definition to ‘swapping paint’ during the races. Below are the youth competing in their event.