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Today's News

  • CAC hosts a 5K walk/run Saturday

    The Christian Academy of Carrollton is hosting a 5K walk and run Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park to raise money for this year’s junior and senior class mission trip.

    The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. A t-shirt is included and will be distributed at the event. Meet at the back entrance of the park off Eleventh Street. For more information, call CAC at (502) 732-4734.

  • 4-H gears up for the county fair; Ladies Day Out fundraiser Saturday

    It won’t be long until the Carroll County fair is open and going strong. 4-H is gearing up to prepare for the fair. The following meetings will be held in preparation for the fair:

    Friday, April 20 - We will be decorating a wastebasket project at the Extension office right after school until 5 p.m..

    Thursday, April 26, Irish folding (paper craft) at the Extension office from 6-8 p.m.

    Monday, April 30 - Beginning electricity and wood science at the Extension office right after school

  • 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.