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Today's News

  • There should be no ‘back to normal’ after Easter

    It is the week after Easter. All of the decorations and candy are marked down fifty percent. The egg hunts are over. The big family meal after church has been eaten. The leftover ham and dinner rolls are gone. The worship service focusing on the resurrection of Christ has ended. It is the week after Easter, and life is back to normal…but should it be?

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 20, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann,” will display an exhibition of a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception, Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. The local artwork will be on display through the month of May. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Friday, April 21: Board of Trustees Meeting, noon.

    Monday, April 24: Fourth Monday Book Group, discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, noon.

  • Senior Calendar | April 20, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

  • Give blood and help save lives this spring

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

    Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.

  • Mental health education class April 27 at city hall

    Carrollton Police Department is hosting a mental health education and awareness seminar from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Carrollton city hall.

    The executive director of NAMI Northern Kentucky will provide the training.

    NAMI Northern Kentucky is an affiliate of the National Association on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, according to their website.

  • Perkinson takes on Boston

    Ronald Perkinson Jr., 41, of Carrollton was a participant in the 2017 Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17. He ran the 26.1 miles in 2:48.04, which was under his goal of three hours. His pace was 6:45 per mile. Perkinson is the son of Anna and Ronald Perkinson Sr. of Carrollton. His wife, Kim, and daughters, Lauren and Megan, were there to cheer him on.

  • NAS hosts Winn Lighthouse Leaders
  • Sprinting for eggs
  • Nation’s and state’s population is growing and aging, Rand says

    The U.S. population is growing faster than a blade of bluegrass in spring. But a larger population will not necessarily mean a younger population, for either our country or the Bluegrass State.

    The less-than-robust birth rate nationally and here in Kentucky over the past decade means that the largest population growth -- at least over the next few decades -- will be among the baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), which means most population growth will be among older and the oldest Americans, demographers say.

  • Coloring winners

    The following children were the winners of the News Democrat Easter Coloring contest:

    Ages 5 and under: Blake Taylor, son of Ryan and Dawn Taylor of Milton, Ky.; Ages 6-9: John Wesley Perkins III, son of Jessica and John Perkins, Jr. of Carrollton and Ages 10-13: Charityn Marsh, daughter of Chasity Riley and Chad Marsh both of Carroll County.