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Today's News

  • Online resources tell some of Dillard’s story

    One of my favorite photos of Ghent is a postcard that features a man named Sim Dillard driving a mule cart. According to Northern Kentucky Views (nkyviews.com), Dillard may have been a mail carrier. I recall reading someplace that he may have delivered one of the Louisville newspapers.

    Quite possibly, he did both.

  • Residents honored for support of ‘County Seats’ project

    Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Committee recently recognized Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty Tomlinson and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler for their contributions to the “County Seats Legacy Project.” 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of April 10, 2014

    Thursday, April 10

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, April 11

  • Revival planned in Prestonville May 1-4

    Truth Jubilee, a community revival, will be at 7 p.m., on May 1-4, 202 Donna Circle in Prestonville, at Three Rivers Auction House. Local churches and musical talent will join together for a time of uplifting fellowship and praising God through music and his word.

    All are invited. Free. For more information call (502) 347-9987.

  • Faith makes it easier to face fears by drawing on the strength of Jesus
  • Census shows new farming trends

    The USDA released a portion of the national and state 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20, with the remaining data (including county-level data) due in May.

    The preliminary data reveals the following:

    United States

    • The number of U.S. farms (still defined as $1,000 or more of sales) totals $2.1 million, down 4.3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    • The average U.S. farm size increased from 418 acres in 2007 acres to 434 acres in 2012.

  • Shooting sports club sets its new schedule

    The 4-H shooting sports program opened with shotgun this past Sunday and what a great turn out. The weather was beautiful, the adults were supportive, the 4-H members were shooting and the leaders were so excited.

    The following is the schedule for shooting sports:

    • Shotgun will meet every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. on Hwy. 389 at the Michael Walls/Cody Human property. 

    • Rifle will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

    • Pistol will start at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13 and meet every other Sunday.

  • People with diabetes can benefit from group

    If you have diabetes and often wish you could talk with someone about your diabetes and your health, the “It’s About You!” diabetes support group usually meets the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Carroll County Extension Service, 500 Floyd Drive. The meeting includes discussion of participants concerns, time for answering questions and a short program and a healthy food sample. 

  • Panthers 0-3 at Thomas Nelson

    The Panthers struck out during this season’s spring break trip, dropping three straight games March 31-April 1. Carroll lost to Edmonson County (6-5), Bullitt Central (10-4) and John Hardin (10-2) in the General Spring Break Bash at Thomas Nelson High School.

    But despite the final scores, head coach Jimmy Ray said the trip was a learning experience for his team and their team goals are still very attainable.

    “The good thing about the whole tournament is we scored a run at the end of every game, so that shows we didn’t give up,” he said.

  • Carroll County District Court | April 10, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, April 3, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

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