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Today's News

  • Tips offer healthy options for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

    This coming Monday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – a time for celebrating St. Patrick, wearing green and lots of good food friendship and frolic.

    When we lived in Chicago, watching them pour orange dye (yes, orange colored crystals) into the Chicago River and the river turning green was a great part of the Big St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | March 13, 2014

    Thursday, March 13

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

  • When a religious reputation goes bad

    For modern people living within reach of hand sanitizers, there may be no stranger element in our Bibles than the Old Testament definitions of clean and unclean.

  • Fun with firefighters
  • Families can use Casey’s Law to help loved ones in the battle with drugs

    If you were able to attend the Heroin Town Hall meeting sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, you heard a lot about Casey’s Law. 

  • Shooting sports program begins

    The Carroll County 4-H program is so blessed to have such great volunteers.

    This week, I want to focus on the shooting sports program.  This program has five disciplines — archery, shotgun, rifle, target rifle and pistol.

    Tim Tritsch is now the shooting sports coordinator and has a Facebook page to keep everyone in Carroll County abreast of the events. 

  • Student of the week: Penny Jones, Second grade (Stark) (March 6)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Recess because it’s fun!”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art because I like to draw!”

    What is your favorite book? 

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

    What is your favorite movie?

    “Thor”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Wants to go to college, but not sure where yet

  • Band students earn ‘Distinguished’ marks at District 5

    Fourteen students earned top ratings at the 2014 Kentucky Music Educators Association District 5 Solo and Ensemble Assessment in February.  

    “Every individual and group that performed earned a ‘Distinguished’ rating, which is the highest possible,” said Scott Brawner, Carroll County High School band director.  “In order to earn the highest rating, the musicians must give an almost-flawless performance. This means correct rhythms, pitch and phrasing. The interpretation must also be strong.”

  • Fiscal Court helps Carrollton pay for fireworks

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday approved $7,500 toward the city of Carrollton’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Point Park.

    District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said he had received a request from the city to assist with about $8,000, half of the cost of a show that had been estimated to cost $16,000.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 13, 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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