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Today's News

  • Salt still an issue for Carrollton, county

    Salt supplies remain extremely low for Carroll County and the city of Carrollton after the latest storm system brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Ohio River Valley.

    For Carroll County, supplies are at about 50 to 60 tons after treating roads the past few days, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday.

    The county has salt ordered and promises for delivery that simply are not happening, he said. Tomlinson was told that he would receive 150 tons Tuesday, but nothing showed up.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of March 6, 2014

    Thursday, March 6

    National Alliance for Mental Illness families and friends will meet 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Hymn sing planned | March 6, 2014

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., March 6, at the Milton United Methodist Church.

  • Learn how to survive sucked in, washed up and blown over

    “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.

    The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said ‘Hello’ when ‘sssopp!’ Chippie got sucked in.

  • Legislature moves into final month with bills OK’d, budget work ahead

    With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.

  • Bills will aid families and help businesses to fairly compete

    As February has come to a close, we have our longest days ahead of us this March in the Capitol.

    We have now completed 37 days of the legislative session. The next 23 days will surely bring us some longer hours as tough decisions will have to be made. Hopefully the weather here in Frankfort gets a little warmer in March too.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 7 into law this week. The new law allows nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 6, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Cellular Connection donates school supplies

    The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, donated school supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the country through its Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway.

    Ten teachers in Carroll County were selected by TCC to the store and received the packs on Feb. 23. The packages – valued at $80 each – were filled with supplies, including glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper, tissue boxes and more. For every teacher reached, TCC is helping 30 students.

  • Wise family benefit

    Carroll County’s 3 Rivers Archery Club is hosting an 1800 Water Damage Bow Hunter Championship at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Camp Kysoc. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wise family that was injured in the car wreck on Hwy. 36 Feb. 26 (see story on page 1 and continued above).

    The entry fee is $40. The top five will have a shoot out on Bow Life pop up targets, with the first place winner receiving $500.

    The Bow Life pop up target course will be open to shoot for the fee for non tournament shooters.

  • Quinoa, chia are proven healthy additions to any diet

    Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, grain-like seed native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It was grown by the Incan people thousands of years ago and is often called the “mother grain.” 

    It is not a true cereal grain, but actually the seed of a plant related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach.

    We call it a grain because it can be prepared and used in the same way as traditional grains.