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Today's News

  • Taylor one of 21 DOCJT telecommunication grads

    Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers, including Darrius Taylor of Carroll County Dispatch, graduated Nov. 18, from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 109th telecommunications academy class, which first began in 1999.

  • Traditions help make the holidays special

    My husband and I were watching television one night in late October when we saw our first Christmas commercial. Hershey’s decided to break tradition by running their famous bell ringing kisses commercial before Halloween! They wanted to be the first to remind us Christmas was on the way. In years past, it was all about ghosts, ghouls, tricks and treats until midnight of Oct. 31st. Promptly at 12:01 a.m., on Nov. 1st, it transitioned into the holiday season of pumpkin spice everything, Christmas Carols and Hallmark Channel movies.

  • Holiday coloring contest winners

    At right, Riley Poe, daughter of Yvonne and J.R. Poe of Sanders won the 5-year and under age group, in the News-Democrat’s Holiday Coloring Contest, sponsored by Hometown Pizza of Carrollton. Below at left, Anna Benecke, daughter of Shawn and Susan Benecke of Carrollton, won the 6-9 year age group; and below at right, Mikaela Turner, daughter of Amanda Turner of Eminence and Michael Turner of Williamstown won the 10-13 year age group.

  • Red Cross to hold local blood drives

    It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but patient needs remain steady.

  • Historical society names slate of officers

    The Port William Historical Society met Nov. 29, at the Masterson House with 11 attending. After enjoying a pot luck dinner, Deborah Garrett introduced guest speaker Shorty Tomlinson. He reflected on his terms as judge-executive, his time managing General Butler State Park and his retirement. He continues to serve on a board and enjoys time with his family.

  • School Menu | Dec. 8, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Dec. 8: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • High school students explore Hour of Code Week

    Some students at Carroll County High School began programming computers on Monday, and they have not stopped yet. Part of the annual Hour of Code Week, Lynn Eaglin’s business and technology students are exploring ways to make computers do their bidding: writing code, in other words.

    “I think every student should get some exposure to computer science,” Eaglin said. “It forces them to think in a slightly different way, and it’s a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in a computer science-related field or not.”

  • Take time to prepare before celebrating Christ’s birth
  • Community Calendar | Dec. 8, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Dec. 9

    Carroll County Arts Board presents the first Community Church Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. The free concert will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB high school arts scholarship. Call (502) 732-4261 for more information.

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 10

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

  • Church News | Dec. 8, 2016

    AP Church of the Living God hosts Christmas program

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold a Christmas program, “This Baby,” Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    Dedication Service at Dividing Ridge