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Today's News

  • Remember the Maine! Memories of Carrollton at the start of the Spanish-American War, 1898

    On April 25, 1898, when Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe was 14, the United States declared war on Spain to halt Spain’s empire-building in the western hemisphere – my basic understanding of a complex world situation.

    Sarah read about the Spanish-American War in the Carrollton Democrat and in magazines. She heard conversations about it at school and at her family’s dinner table. Still, from her perspective, the war seemed to have little effect on her family and friends in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Gov. Bevin’s veto of budget bill overridden by full legislature

    By TOM LOFTUS

    Louisville Courier Journal

    The Kentucky Senate joined the House Friday afternoon in overriding Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget bill.

    The House vote was 66-28. The Senate’s 26-12 vote came after both chambers voted to override Bevin’s veto of the tax reform bill.

    The votes came as teachers chanted loudly outside the chamber for the overrides.

  • Harlem Wizards return April 26

    The Harlem Wizards return to Carroll County High School Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for children and adults. The event is hosted by The Family Ties Resource Center.

    Tickets purchased before the event are $8 for general admission, $25 for Courtside Plus. Tickets can be purchased at Cartmell and Kathryn Winn Primary until the day of the game, April 26, and can be bought online at www.harlemwizards.com. General admission tickets will also be available at the door before the game for $10 each.

  • Humbles celebrate 50 years of marriage
  • Child Abuse Awareness event April 19
  • Rand voted ‘no’ on state budget bill

    As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.

  • Panthers hold on for home win over Lloyd Memorial

    It wasn’t pretty, but check one off in the win column for the Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team as they survived against the visiting Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts, 16-14, Friday, April 13. The Panthers finished the night with 16 hits, while the Juggernauts had 15 hits. Both teams struggled on the mound at times and their defenses each committed five errors.

  • Choosing words wisely seems to be a lost art

    By MIKE CALDWELL

    The Advocate-Messenger

    You could argue this is the biggest understatement of all time, but here it is: Language is important.

    Word choice and tone can make all the difference. How we say something is often just as critical as what we say.

    That seems to be somewhat of a lost concept in today’s world of 280-character tweets, status updates on the hour and attention-seeking sound bites.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 19, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories, Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adult. Submit original poetry by April 21 in person or by e-mail to information@carrollcountylibrary.org. Include your name, age and phone number. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes awarded in each category.

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | April 19, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

    Thursday, April 19: Yoga/CCPL, 9:30 a.m.; CDSMP, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.