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Today's News

  • Church News | April 24, 2013

    McCool to perform at First Apostolic Church

    Gospel singer Greg McCool Sr. of Crossville, Tenn., will sing and give his testimony at the First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 28. His voice and guitar playing are some of the best in country gospel music.  McCool began his music career more than 36 years ago playing guitar in nightclubs and for some of Nashville’s best singers.  But since giving his life to God, he has been singing and playing gospel music for over 19 years.  Everyone is invited.

  • See the good that comes from building bridges, not fences

    There once was a carpenter who visited one of two brothers who had recently grown resentful with each other over a misunderstanding over the farm they had managed together for the past 40 years.

  • Baseball Beat | April 24, 2013

    Carroll beats Gallatin

    Carroll County baseball traveled to Warsaw Thursday, April 18, and defeated Gallatin County, 12-1. The Panthers held a 6-1 advantage heading into the top of the seventh and added six more runs in the inning. Senior Derrick Nickell got the win on the mound, pitching five innings, striking out three batters and walking one. Senior A.J. Dixon came in for relief, pitching two innings, striking out one, walking one and hitting one batter with a pitch.

  • Tennis Beat | April 24, 2013

    Trimble boys win, 3-0

    In a rain-shortened match, Trimble County’s boys tennis team defeated Carroll County in Bedford Wednesday, April 17. The girls teams only played two matches, so it did not qualify as a full match.

    The Trimble boys won 3-0.

  • New sidewalks coming to Ghent

    If all goes well, the city of Ghent may be sporting new sidewalks downtown by the end of the year.

    During the April 9 city commission meeting, Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering told commissioners that he is hoping to advertise for bids on the project by the end of May and allow bids to be submitted for 30 days.

    Depending on how quickly the bid process is completed, work on the project could start in July or August.

  • ND team addresses paper delivery issues

    For many of our subscribers, our recent delivery of The News-Democrat fell short of the good service they expect.

    A variety of different issues that cropped up over the past couple of months led to late deliveries for folks who are used to finding their newspaper in their mailbox on Wednesdays.

    Our team at The News-Democrat, with support from other offices within our company and the plant that prints the newspaper, have worked diligently to resolve these issues.

  • Friday event to raise awareness of child abuse in Carroll County

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “Substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

    To bring awareness and spread knowledge on this issue, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County sponsors the annual Carrollton Child Abuse Prevention Event every April.

  • More than 100 attend sewing expo held in Carrollton

    The Northern Kentucky and Louisville region Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension program hosted our eighth annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo Tuesday and Wed-nesday, April 16 and 17 at General Butler State Resort Park here in Carrollton.

    About 100 sewing enthusiasts from the central region of the United States were in attendance. Instructors from as far away as New York, to Kentucky to nearby Indiana challenged participants to learn new sewing techniques.

  • Proper grazing techniques keep horses healthy, happy

    With pastures greening up well across the county, it is time to start planning ahead of summer pasture needs for your horses.

    Pasture provides a significant percentage of horses’ nutrient needs. Al- though horses have more grass than they can consume in the spring when moisture is adequate, the hot, dry conditions of summer greatly reduce available pasture.  Good management is the key to getting through this growth slump.

  • 4-H success

    Cartmell Elementary students traveled to Pendleton County Saturday to compete in the District 4-H Communications event. Congratulations to the following 4H students who will be representing Carroll County in the 4H State Competitions:

    Lauren Perkinson in food - Delicious Pound Cake

    Lorinda Bennett in clothing - Sew Fun

    Luke Heveline in safety - Dirt Bike Riding

    Jayden Jones in general - Hermit Crabs

    Clara Tuttle in home environment - Make Your Own Laundry Detergent