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Today's News

  • Calvary Apostolic celebrates anniversary

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St., Carrollton, invites the public to help celebrate the church’s 56th anniversary and 24th Pastoral on Aug 17-18.

    At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elder Darrell Hale of Lapaz, Ind., will speak. At noon Saturday, Elder Scott Kerr Sr. of Canton, Ohio, will be featured. A meal will be served after each service. For more information, call (502) 732-5808.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 8, 2012

    Wednesday, Aug. 8

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

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

     

    Thursday, Aug. 9

  • Congress must continue to invest in conservation

    By DAVID ROWLETT

     

    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, which will have a serious impact on crop production across the state.

    Carroll County is now included in the Level 1 drought declaration as of last week.

    It is estimated that corn is nearing a 50-60 percent loss in our area, while soybeans and pastureland are estimated at a 30-40 percent loss.

  • Indicators show that postsecondary reform is working

    It has been a little more than 15 years since the General Assembly revamped Kentucky’s postsecondary education system and set a series of far-reaching goals to reach by the year 2020.   

    If that seemed a long time down the road in 1997, it doesn’t seem too far now.

    The good news: In many ways, we are well within reach of what we had hoped to achieve. We got the latest update last month when the Council on Postsecondary Education presented a comprehensive snapshot of our progress in recent years.

  • ‘Back to school’ shopping far different from the past

    I was in Staples the other day with a friend and was awed by the size and variety of displays for “Back to School” supplies. I think the one that totally blew me away was the one labeled “Locker Accessories.” Accessories for the locker?

  • Library thanks United Charities

  • Panthers soccer goes for ‘gold’

    For the Panthers’ soccer team, second place is no longer good enough.

    The Carroll County High School boys have finished second in NCKC the last two years in a row and are determined to hang a banner this season.

    “We didn’t maximize our full potential with our seniors class and junior class,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, whose team ended last season with an 8-11-1 record. “… This year, we expect a lot of good things, especially from our senior class.”

  • Juniors McMahan, Childs lead youthful golf team

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The girls golf team has a new coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    Tamara Cady, an English and drama teacher at Carroll County High School, will begin her second year as a teacher this fall, in addition to being the girls golf team’s new coach.

  • CCHS Soccer Veterans Night

    CCHS soccer will host a Veterans Night Aug. 20 during a varsity doubleheader against Henry County. Active duty and retired military in the area will be recognized for their service. The girls will play at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard will present the colors and perform a gun routine. Girls head coach Greg Damron said he also has gotten approval for the National Guard armory to bring tanks to the field if they wish. Carroll players will switch out their normal home uniforms for camouflage t-shirts. 

  • Ladies set sights on district banner

    Entering its third year of existence, the Carroll County High School girls soccer team is feeling strong and ready to add some hardware.

    Following the annual black and gold intrasquad scrimmage July 28, head coach Greg Damron said he and assistant coach Vernon States agreed that this year’s team is “at the point we were at the end of last fall. It’s like we picked right back up and kept going.”