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Today's News

  • Shopping local has a huge impact

    By MICHAEL CALDWELL

    The Jessamine Journal

    By now most people are making that list and checking it twice, channeling their inner Santa Claus.

    Many people can tell you exactly how many shopping days remain until Christmas. Others, like myself, have lots of people to buy for still.

    Hopefully everyone will try to match up that shopping list with local stores that can meet those needs.

    Shopping local is critical to our community as small businesses are the lifeblood that truly keep us strong.

  • Dance team hosts clinic Dec. 6-8

    Come dance with the Carroll County High School Dance team. They will be hosting a three-day dance clinic, Dec. 6-8, and the campers will perform at halftime of the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ basketball game on Dec. 8.

    Carroll County dance team coach Jennifer Crowell said the students would learn a performance dance, popular line dances and receive a t-shirt. The camp is open to students from 6-12 years of age.

  • Adult co-ed, youth volleyball leagues

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will host an adult co-ed and a youth volleyball league.

    Youth players must be in kindergarten through sixth-grade. Adults must be 18 years or older. Shirts/uniform is included.

    The cost is $30 for both adult and youth. Sibling discounts are available.

    The registration deadline is Dec. 23. Register online at: www.carrollcountyparksandrecreation.org

  • Black and Gold
  • Public Records | Nov. 23, 2017

    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.

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15-16, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Public Records | Nov. 23, 2017

    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.

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15-16, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Food Donations
  • Stuff the cruiser

    Carrollton Police Department held a Stuff the Cruiser event Nov. 11, at Kroger. Carrollton shoppers filled three cruisers with food. Now, the donated items are on the shelves at the Food Pantry of Carroll County. Carrollton Police Chaplin Tim Polley and the rest of the department thank Kroger and all those who volunteered and participated.

  • Leftover turkey talk

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, the season of great eating. Soon, you’ll have more turkey and dressing than you’ll know what to do with.

    It’s a great idea to save your Thanksgiving leftovers, as it stretches your holiday food dollars and provides quick meals for your family. Leftovers must be stored and reheated safely to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these tips to ensure your leftovers are safe to eat:

  • Herbst says turkeys are a true North American bird

    Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to talk some turkey. Cathy can tell you all about cooking turkey, but let us chat about the bird itself, and its history, as we prepare it for the dinner table.