Today's News

  • Rand offers his legislative perspective

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.

    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Choosing the right trainer for you

    Put yourself in this scenario; it is Jan. 1 and you have made the decision that you are going to hire a professional fitness instructor as part of your new years’ fitness resolution. As you prepare yourself for this new venture in life, do you feel confident in your ability to choose the person that is going to be responsible for overseeing your fitness goals? Do you know the costs of a personal trainer? When you pay a trainer for services, what “services” are you receiving? Is this person qualified to train you?

  • Proper storage of holiday decorations prevents a ‘Griswold’

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of my all-time favorite movies to watch during the holiday season.

    Every scene is quote-worthy and brings about big laughs.

    One scene in particular stands out to me:

    Clark Griswold has dragged his son, Russ, outside with him to start the big task of putting lights on the house.  Russ, who is not excited about helping out with this task at all, complains that his dad overdoes things.

  • It is because of Christ that we have Christmas

    Read this parody of the Christmas season that I recently read:

    “And there were in the same country children keeping watch over their stockings by the fireplace. And lo! And was said unto them Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that is for all people who can afford them.”

  • The word of God demonstrates his omnipotent power, authority

    We talk about the birth of the little baby Jesus. We talk about him being born eight miles outside Jerusalem, in the town of Bethlehem. 

    We talk about him lying in a manger, no crib for a bed. But when we fail to talk about his deity, when we fail to acknowledge that he is God, not only, do we miss the true meaning of Christmas, we also miss the very foundation of Christianity. 

  • Church News | Dec. 25, 2014

    Communion set for Dec. 30 in Bedford

    The  Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, will have its  annual Foot Washing and Communion at 7:30 p.m., Dec, 30.

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  • Carroll County High School chorus winter concert
  • Try something different for holiday meals

    A big ole’ Christmas hello to all of my friends. We have somehow managed to fly through an entire year once again and we find ourselves smack dab in the holiday spirit. Well, hopefully we are all in that spirit.

    I thought we would play a little game in this article. It’s called food association. I say a food and you think of what the first thing that comes to mind that goes with that food.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Dec. 25, 2014

    Thursday, Dec. 25

    Friday, Dec. 26

    The deadline for advertising in the Jan. 1 issue of The News-Democrat will be at noon due to the upcoming Christmas holiday. For additional information, contact the newspaper at (502) 732-4261.

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

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Friday at the Warsaw First Christian Church, 207 W. High St., Warsaw.

    Saturday, Dec. 27

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Dec. 25, 2014

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


    Thursday, Dec. 25: Closed for the holiday.

    Friday, Dec. 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 29: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; chair exercises with Gail, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.