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Today's News

  • Communication is an important part of 4-H youth development

    If you ask many 4-H alumni to name one of the most valuable life skills they learned during their 4-H careers, many would list the confidence gained through participating in communications projects. 4-H youth development strives to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful adults. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Meetings rescheduled in Grant, Owen on proposal to lift boat motor restrictions

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
     
    Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Monday, July 28, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.
    Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.
     

  • A decade later, child well-being up slightly

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates ranks Kentucky 35th in the nation for overall child well-being.
    Using data from 2005 to 2012, researchers examined four main domains: economic well-being, family and well-being, health and education. They looked at recent trends to determine how children fared prior to the economic crisis compared to how they are doing now, according to a news release.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 24, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Spreading the laughter

    Carroll County Public Library hosted a comedy improv workshop July 16, with Drama by George as a part of the summer reading program.

  • Time nearing to address pastures

    The time is quickly approaching to consider renovation of pastures.
    The decision to reseed pastures can be based on multiple reasons, like renovating old stands that are dying out causing bare spots, reducing the number of undesirable weeds and forages, introducing a new forage species, and controlling forage-related disorders.

  • Use hot pack method to minimize separation when canning tomatoes

    This past week, 12 people interested in learning food preservation methods attended our very successful food preservation workshop at the Carroll County Extension office. Local extension volunteer and food processor Bobby Giles of Carrollton was a great help in helping me teach the workshop. Thank you so much, Bobby! We gave them hands-on experience in canning green beans, strawberry jam and freezing sweet corn and concentrated on the USDA-approved techniques and information.

  • Throughout life, everyone can expect to encounter natural and moral evil

    How can God, who is all-loving and all-powerful, allow evil to exist in a world that he created? This is the question that believers and unbelievers alike have been asking for generations.
    The nature of the problem of evil will never begin to be understood by this city or anyone else, until it is examined from a scriptural point of view, understanding that scripture interprets scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)

  • Church News | July 24

    Workshop planned on spiritual renewal
    Second Baptist Church, 611 Sycamore St in Carrollton will hold a Spiritual Renewal Workshop, 6:30 p.m. July 22-24, the speaker for Thursday, July 24 will be the Rev. Dr. Frank Houston.

    Monthly hymn sing set at Sanders church
    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 27. The congregation invites the public to attend.
     

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 24

    Thursday, July 24
    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 Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.
    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.
    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month on the second floor of the old court house.