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Today's News

  • 2013 saw growth in community’s efforts to fight illegal drugs

    As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some positive outcomes from the year. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is lucky to be a part of such a close-knit community and that is one of the main reasons for our success.

    I have noticed how easy it is for individuals to see the negative aspects and dwell on them because sometimes they might overshadow the positive ones.

    But here, I will shed some light on the optimistic outcomes that you may have subconsciously hid in the background.

  • Holiday brings busy time around state

    It may seem to start a little earlier every year, and it may fatten our waistlines while it thins our wallets, but there really is no time more special than the holidays.

    That is especially true here in the Common-wealth, where there is always something to do to get in the spirit of the season, from Christmas parades and concerts to numerous events at our churches, schools and state parks.

  • Mefford helps students meet college, career goals

    In her new role as a College and Career Readiness counselor, Rachel Mefford is a key part of the push to help Carroll County students succeed in the new economy. Located at the Carroll County Area Technology Center, Mefford works with students one-on-one to help meet their college and career goals.

  • New website focuses on library as community hub

    There are many different ways the library represents itself. We have a physical presence with amazing facilities. We feel this is a great benefit to Carrollton’s Downtown Historic District and to Carroll County. It is the keystone to our organization, but it cannot be the sole representation of any successful business in this day of technology and the Internet.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Dec. 26, 2013

    Food for Fines continues through the month of December with proceeds going to the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank. Check at the desk for details of fine amnesty. Please check expiration dates on food items. Outdated food will not be accepted.

    Thursday, Dec. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; family movie, “Home Alone 2, Lost in New York,” 2 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

  • Student of the week: Alex Skirvin, 12th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is being around all my friends and favorite teachers because I enjoy seeing people I don’t get to see outside of school.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is band because I love being around music all the time.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “To Kill A Mockingbird”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Dec. 26, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, Dec. 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 30: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; take down Christmas decorations, 9:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 26, 2013

    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, Dec 18-19, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Medicare change period begins Jan. 1

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period is Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 of every year.

    During this time, Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan (also known as a Medicare Replacement plan or Medicare Health plan) can drop their Medicare Replacement plan and return to Original Medicare.  Changes that you make during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period go into effect the first day of the following month. 

    During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare Replacement plan. 

  • The true Christmas story should not be missed through the busy season

    Luke 2:1-7 says, “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

    “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.