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Today's News

  • Comer encourages state to ‘Shop Small’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — After fighting crowds of early Christmas shoppers on Black Friday, and before charging up your credit cards on Cyber Monday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks that you don’t forget to buy local on the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

    Commissioner Comer says an easy way to ensure you are buying local is to look for Kentucky Proud products.

  • Court Records | Nov. 27, 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.

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  • Williams retires after three decades of service

    A school district is like an iceberg. Some parts are visible — touchdowns, report cards and playgrounds — while other parts are invisible — program design and planning, curriculum development, assessment management and data analysis. Like an iceberg, what happens below the surface in a school district has a tremendous impact on what happens above the surface.

  • Prestonville Prepares for Christmas; still awaiting deed after 28 years

    Prestonville City Commission got an update on its Christmas project during the regular Nov. 16 meeting.

    Commissioner Linda Clark said she has counted 32 children so far within the city limits. 

    Last Christmas, the board gave boxes, and gift cards, to 26 Prestonville children and their families.  Any family with children in their home in the Prestonville city limits will be given a Christmas box this year, and gift for each child under 18. 

  • Student of the week: Natalie Abbott Twelfth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like to learn new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math, I like the analytical part.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Fault in Our Stars” John Green

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “A Disney movie with my little brother Neal.”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • Four schools get upgrades of $254,305

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved $254,305 in capital projects for four of the district’s properties at the Nov. 20 meeting.

    The largest of the projects is to replace some of the HVAC at the Area Technology Center. The board voted to accept $99,724 bid by ACCO to remove the rooftop units for the classroom wing and route ductwork that will connect the wing to the large unit installed two years ago. Curell said the unit is large enough to handle the duct work and there will be quite the energy savings.

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  • Church plans Christmas Jubilee

    The First Apostolic Church will host a Christmas Jubilee Sunday, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov 30. Everyone is invited to attend. A time of fellowship will follow the singing.

  • Entries sought for parade, bake-off

    Carrollton Main Street Program is seeking entries for its annual Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 6 as part of A Christmas Carroll.

    Parade organizer Charlotte Wallace said the parade will step off at noon, with cash prizes to be awarded. To enter a float, car or other vehicle, contact Wallace at (502) 732-5754.

  • Students help by collecting 15,129 items in food drive

    Records are made to be broken. One sees it all the time. Two weeks ago a running back broke the college single game rushing record that stood for 15 years. That record stood for one week before it was broken again.

    Kathryn Winn Primary broke records during the 2014 Canned Food Drive that were only a year old.