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Today's News

  • Racing not a favorite, but appreciative of opportunity

    I will be completely honest with you: I am not a car racing fan.

    The words “Let’s go racing” do not make my blood pump or my stomach churn with excitement and nervousness for my favorite driver. Now, tell me the Dallas Cowboys are on TV, and I become an absolutely elated and tense stress ball, determined that I have the power to will “America’s Team” to victory.

  • County passes budget, donates $1 million to JCTC building project

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $12.2 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at its most recent meeting Thursday, June 26.

    Before the second reading of the budget, approved at $12,244,894, Magistrate Dean Miller raised concern about funding for senior citizen transportation as he had to loan cars to the group for a trip.

    “I wanted to make sure we have enough money in there to buy a new van for the senior citizens,” Miller said.

  • Father, daughter inspire some kudos

    As I drove to the grocery store Sunday to pick up an item I failed to get Saturday, I saw a man and his daughter walking up Schuerman Street with a garbage bag in hand.

    They were picking up litter that others had tossed out along the street.

    Their actions impressed me for a couple of key reasons.

    First, there was no big community cleanup underway to inspire the father-daughter duo to hit the roadsides.

  • Construction across district

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved three construction bids for projects within the district.

    E.B. Miller Contracting, Inc., from Cincinnati, was awarded a bid of $20,650 for repainting the Carroll County High School gymnasium. The project was expected to take two weeks. A bid for the painting project was also submitted by Abel Construction Company Inc., from Louisville.

    Abel Construction Company Inc., from Louisville, was awarded a contract to install insulation for the Carroll Co. Schools Conditioning Center with a bid of $29,793

  • Kentucky parks commissioner set to speak at July 9 Rotary meeting

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker will be the guest speaker at the July 9 Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting. The lunch meeting begins at noon in the Burley Room at Two Rivers Restaurant in the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said he invited Walker to the meeting to speak on the status of the tree harvest that the park undertook late last year due to the infestation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer.

  • Diet or excerise: Which is best way to lose weight?

    If present trends continue, 43 percent of Americans will be obese in just the next eight years. Obesity is contributing to the public health nightmare in the United States.

    In spite of spending more money per capita on medical care than any other country, we rank 31st in the world in life expectancy and 19th in deaths from preventable conditions, such as obesity. 

    Experts have argued vigorously about the causes of the obesity epidemic. Some say that physical inactivity is the culprit, while others claim that increased caloric intake is the cause.

  • Local 4-Hers return with honors from summer camp

    Preparing young people to be positive and contributing members of society is one of the most important tasks facing our society today. 

    The 4-H Youth Development does just that. We all know the four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 

    Head: 4-H gets the youth thinking. They will learn how to think as team members and to work with others to accomplish goals. They will discover the world around them and build the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be strong, self-directed and productive adults.  

  • Insecticides, DEET are best defense against mosquitoes

    Happy Fourth of July.As we move into the holiday weekend, it is looking to be the perfect kind of weather to spend outdoors with family and friends.

    While we are enjoying the outdoors, we may be having a little bug enjoying us—the mosquito.  Let us take a look at ways to combat these pests.

    Female mosquitoes are blood feeders and may live for more than a month.  They generally require a blood meal before laying eggs.

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