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  • Community Calendar | Aug. 17, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, Aug. 17

    Carroll County High School agriculture department and FFA hosts an advisory council and alumni meeting Aug. 17, from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the agriculture classroom and will be an opportunity to receive information on how the program is doing, as well as how you can be involved in helping them grow. Please contact Mackenzie Wright at the high school, (502) 732-7075, with any questions or concerns.

  • Church News | Aug. 17, 2017

    “Mass in Point Park”

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Carrollton will hold a special Hispanic mass Sunday, Aug. 20, at Point Park. The mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the shelter area. All are welcome.

    Apostolic Pentecostal hosts rally Aug. 19

  • Jesus: the ultimate script flipper

    It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.

    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.

    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.

    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.

    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • New JCTC campus ready for school

    They say the third time is a charm. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Aug. 9, to witness the third ribbon cutting for the almost $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, a facility nearly 50 years in the making.

  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosted the seed spitting contest as a part of Watermelon Mania at First Friday Aug. 4.

  • George awarded Simpson scholarship

    Friends of Butler awarded the Sam Simpson Scholarship to Jonathan Marsh George Jr. The organization donated $250, and Simpson’s wife Jeanne matched the amount, totaling $500.

    George is from Milton, Ky., and is a junior at Georgetown College. He has worked as a bus boy this summer at Two Rivers Restaurant at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. His goal is to move back to the area after graduation and hopefully become a history teacher.

  • Fundraising
  • Public Records | Aug. 10, 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, Aug. 2-3, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

    presiding.

  • Herbst outlines soybean diseases farmers could see

    Symptoms of some foliar soybean diseases are starting to become apparent. Variety susceptibility, field history, and weather conditions all play a role in the incidence and severity of foliar diseases of soybean, so scouting is important. Here are some of the foliar diseases to keep an eye on:

    Septoria Brown Spot

  • Corn is harvested in July and August in Kentucky

    For some of us, eating fresh corn off the cob is one of our top summertime, food-related experiences. Corn is one of the many great offerings at the Carroll County Farmers Market this month.

    Farmers harvest corn in July and August in Kentucky. You can boil, steam, roast, microwave or grill it. It is naturally sweet so try to avoid using butter, salt or other seasonings that make it unhealthy. Instead, flavor with fresh lemon or lime juice, or season it with fresh herbs like thyme, paprika, garlic powder or black pepper.