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Today's News

  • Clues for next 4-H Clover hunt; Project Day is Saturday, May 13

    As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues:

  • Senior Calendar | May 11, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, May 11: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; nutrition sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | May 11, 2017

    Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, May 15-June 30 offering lots of games, prizes and entertainers. It’s time to sign up for the summer reading program: Build a Better World. Inflatable bouncy houses, Sno-cones, Cotton candy and more surprises. Dinner will be provided to families who are signing up. Drop in Monday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. All ages welcome.

    New events

    Monday, May 15: Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 4-7 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 16: Make a seed bomb and plant the sunflower circle, preschoolers, 11 a.m.

  • Baptist Health La Grange to host free community health fair on May 19

    Do you know your risk for stroke, diabetes or osteoporosis? Find out your risk for these conditions as well as talk to medical professionals at a free Community Health Fair on Friday, May 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Baptist Health La Grange. Registration is not required.

    Free screenings include:

    • Blood glucose

    • Blood pressure

    • Bone mineral density – a measurement of calcium and other minerals in the bone

    • Grip strength

    • Balance testing

  • Teachers complete Bellarmine reading boot camp

    Teachers are always learning — student names, classroom management routines, educational standards and more. However, 18 elementary teachers from Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary took their learning to a new level this year. With help from Bellarmine University, the teachers all earned six graduate credits toward a reading specialist credential.

  • iLead students win at conference

    Technology Student Association State Conference was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel April 24-26, 2017.

    The iLEAD Academy had 42 students compete in 30 categories that focused on areas of technology in biomedical, engineering or design. This is the first year that the iLEAD Academy has competed in the TSA events, and 26 students are now eligible to compete at the National TSA competition June 21-25 in Orlando, Fla. iLEAD received six first place, six second place, and three third place awards. The winners are the following:

    First Place Awards:

  • Summer Reading Program begins May 15 with kickoff

    I love movies, and many of my life mantras come from John Hughes’ movies. I am not sure what that says about me except my age! But one mantra that has stuck with me lately comes from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

    Ferris reminds us that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

    While 2016 could not end fast enough, 2017 is on fast-forward! Believe it or not, it is time to kick off the Summer Reading Program.

  • Derby fun at Fairview

    Fairview Place held its first Derby Run on Saturday, May 6. Each "jockey" had a horse that they named. Residents used their "bingo bucks" to place their bets.

  • Public Records | May 11, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 3-4, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Kentucky Afield: Bluegill offer great late spring fishing

    It is Kentucky Derby week, a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

    “A lot of your bigger male bluegill are moving up into the shallows,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is an excellent time to take kids out and get them excited and hooked on fishing.”