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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of June 4, 2015

    Thursday, June 4

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • Church News | June 4, 2015

    English Baptist holds yard sale June 4-6

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389 in English is holding a yard sale from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 4-6.

    Community giveaway at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will hold its annual community giveaway this Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Items will include clothing and housewares and all is free.  Donations will be accepted toward the mission programs at the church.

  • Decisions, decisions

    A young man had been promoted to an important position in his company. He’d never dreamed he’d be in such a position, much less at such a young age. So he went to see the venerable old timer in the company, and said, “Sir, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.”

    The old timer came back with just two words: “Right decisions!”

  • Public records | June 4, 2015

    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

  • Soil compaction can cause home gardeners problems

    Gardening season is in full force.

    And gardening season is a good time to think about the soil in our garden plots and beds. Soil compaction creates an unfriendly growing environment for plants and is a serious problem.  We see this issue not only in large crop operations with conventional tillage (tobacco, for example) but it is also a common issue for many home gardeners.

    Compaction transforms soil into a difficult environment for plant growth by making it harder for roots and water to penetrate the soil.

  • Carroll County At Work: Jeff Johnston (J for Jockey)

    The first Saturday in May is immortalized with the call, “Down the stretch they come” as the jockeys urge the 3-year-old horses toward the Churchill Downs finish line. The horses and trainers are usually household names, but, for the most part, the crowd would struggle to name all of the jockeys in the saddles.

    Eastern Iowa native Jeff Johnston was a jockey for 21 years before becoming a district manager for the Jockeys’ Guild in 2006.

  • 4-H’ers prepare for a busy June

    What a busy month!  Shooting sports is off and “shooting.”

    We have 12 members attending the District 4 Invitational contest.  The disciplines in which our youth will participate are archery, trap, target rifle, percussion rifle, 22 target, pistol, sport rifle, and muzzle loader rifle.

    Carroll County 4-H is so successful in the area of shooting sports thanks to the men who have attended certification workshops. We have a leader in each discipline.

  • Carroll begins process to earn Work Ready status

    Carroll County earned its Work Ready Community in Progress status May 14, but has to reach some lofty goals over the next three years to obtain its full Work Ready Community designation.

    The Kentucky Work Ready Community certification measures a county’s workforce quality. The certification is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.

  • Too few voices are answering questions for our commonwealth

    The Sentinel-News

    On Primary Election night, as we sat and watched the Republican Primary for governor, we could not help but notice one glaring issue – less than 400,000 votes were cast in our state.

    Only 400,000 people voted in both the Democratic and Republican Primary. There were only 214,000 people that cared enough about our Republican nomination to vote.

  • 2015 Relay for Life