Today's News

  • Exercise to beat the wintertime blues

    Seasonal Depression Order (also called SAD) is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. Symptoms usually begin late fall and early winter. The most common type of SAD is called winter onset depression. More than a half a million Americans experience a winter depression, but are better come summer. 

    The following are common symptoms of SAD:

    • a change in appetite, especially craving sweets or starchy foods

    •  weight gain

    • drop in energy level

  • Area students attend Guys Day Out

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District–in collaboration with Jefferson Community and Technical College, the Kentucky Career Center and Brighton Center–hosted the second annual Guy’s Day Out event Nov. 6, at Carroll County High School. In attendance were 173 high school boys from Carroll, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, as well as Christian Academy of Carrollton and iLead Academy.

  • Consider a donation of blood to Red Cross

    The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.

  • Public Records | Nov. 19, 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.


  • KYTC Division of Planning seeks input

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking input on the updated “Public Involvement Process for Statewide Transportation Planning and Project Delivery:  Interested Parties, Public Involvement and Consultation Process” document.

    From Nov. 16, 2015, to Jan. 1, 2016, members of the public can review the draft document and provide comments through a short confidential survey. The document and survey are available at: http://yourturn.transportation.ky.gov or by paper copy at the following locations:

  • Dec. 1 is the deadline to enter 4-H ham project

    It is that time of year again to get ready for the 4-H country ham project. By Dec. 1, those interested in the 4-H Country Ham project must let me know so that the number can be sent to the University of Kentucky.

  • Slow Food Movement embodies traditions and sustainability

    Eco-gastronomy. It’s not a word you hear every day. And if you look in a dictionary, chances are you won’t find it. But to the 80,000 members of Slow Food, it is an apt description of their growing worldwide movement.

    According to the Slow Food website, the word describes “the strong connections between plate and planet,” and in an age when people are beginning to take an interest in sustainable living concepts, it’s a word you may see used more frequently.

  • Feed bunk management an important task in calf care

    Managing feed intake in calves is an important task to pay attention to, and Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky, offers his expertise on the topic:

    The most common problem Dr. Burris sees in feeding calves is feed bunk management. It sounds simple but it can be a real problem … one that can easily be solved by paying attention to details.

    Start with managing self-feeders.  Just dump the feed in and the calves take care of the rest, right?  Wrong.

  • Community Calendar | Nov. 19, 2015

    Thursday, Nov. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Animal Support meets at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of the Carroll County courthouse.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

  • Church News | Nov. 19, 2015

    Family Worship Center presents Christmas play Dec. 5, 6