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Today's News

  • Dec. 8 is deadline for country ham project sign ups

    It’s that time again to think about curing a country ham. If 4-H members are interested in learning this process, a contract must be signed and in my hands by Dec. 8. So please call the Extension office and request a contract or stop by and pick one up.  The contracts will also be in each school office for the child to pick up. It is so exciting to see the young people as they learn some “back in the day” projects.  Here are some facts about curing “green” hams the 4-H way.

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  • Thankgiving provides a time with friends and family

    With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to take a moment to venture away from my traditional agriculture column and share a poem of Thanksgiving.

    Many years ago, a Kentucky gentleman who prefers to remain anonymous awoke early on Thanks-giving morning and penned the following words. You may find, as many have, that his expression of gratitude speaks to your heart:

    “I am thankful for the gift of life, for the opportunity to breathe and move and see, for the invisible energy that lovingly beats my heart.

  • Lindsay earn’s Navy’s highest honor with selection to ceremonial guard

    Selection to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard is one of the highest honors bestowed upon seamen graduating from boot camp.

    Seaman Daniel Lindsay, a 2013 Carroll County graduate, was selected to be a member of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard.

  • Froman club discusses Bible, Audubon

    The November meeting of the Caby M. Froman Club was held at General Butler State Park.  Mrs. Pam Froman was the hostess for the meeting.

    The tables were decorated in beautiful thanksgiving figurines, fall leaves and flowers.  Individual floral arrangements were gifts for the members.

    President Sandra Thomas read “We Are Grateful,” by Margaret McGovern.  Mrs. Thomas, also gave a talk on the history of Thanksgiving.

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  • Comer encourages state to ‘Shop Small’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — After fighting crowds of early Christmas shoppers on Black Friday, and before charging up your credit cards on Cyber Monday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks that you don’t forget to buy local on the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

    Commissioner Comer says an easy way to ensure you are buying local is to look for Kentucky Proud products.

  • Court Records | Nov. 27, 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.

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  • Williams retires after three decades of service

    A school district is like an iceberg. Some parts are visible — touchdowns, report cards and playgrounds — while other parts are invisible — program design and planning, curriculum development, assessment management and data analysis. Like an iceberg, what happens below the surface in a school district has a tremendous impact on what happens above the surface.