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Today's News

  • Phase I, conservation reserve program sign-ups in March

    I hope you noticed the ad in the paper recently about the sign-up period for the Phase I cost-share money.
    Applications will be taken from Wednesday, March 16, through 4:30 p.m. March 30; they will be available at the Extension Office, and anyone on my mailing list will receive an application in the mail. They will be sent out Tuesday, March 15.
    The sign-up this time has a 25- to 75-percent match, with a limit of $2,500. Receipts dated from Sept. 21 through the end of the program will be eligible.

  • Diet, exercise keep brain healthy

    March 14-20 is Brain Awareness Week, so start thinking about your brain.
    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all organs and bodily functions, all of our thoughts, emotions and memory, and gives us the ability to be self-aware.
    Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even faster without proper care.
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, staying physically active and maintaining a “brain-healthy” diet is important, as is staying socially active and mentally alert.

  • Students, teachers aim for bull’s eye on ‘learning targets’

    In the hallway of Cartmell Elementary School hang three posters, each showing a large red-and-white target with arrows hitting the bull’s eye. The posters ask students and staff members if they know their targets, if they can hit their targets, and how will they know when they have succeeded.
    The “targets” are the specific learning tasks students should be able to do, such as “identify numerators and denominators” or “identify fractions in a picture,” in third-grade mathematics.

  • Asparagus is tasty – steamed, sautéed or raw

    My daughter-in-law called the other day to tell me about her great grocery savings: She bought $120 worth of groceries for under $54.
    She is now known in our family as the “coupon queen,” and rightfully so.
    The other reason for her call was to tell me how she had prepared asparagus for her family, including her parents. She was so proud because her father had paid her the best compliment.

  • READY FOR RACING

    It’s clear that Carrollton and Carroll County are getting serious about the impact the new Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway will have on our community this summer.
    More than 100 people packed the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse Thursday morning for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee and Conversation program, with officials from the speedway.

  • School Menu

    Wednesday, March 9: Chicken Noodle or tomato soup, crackers, grilled cheese, carrots with dip, chocolate chip cookie and milk.
    Thursday, March 10: Baked lasagna, manger’s choice, tossed salad, California blend, applesauce, garlic bread and milk.
    Friday, March 11: Regular or spicy chicken patty, French fries, lettuce and pickle, potato salad, fruit and milk.
    Monday, March 14: Taco, chicken fajita, lettuce, tomato, cheese, Spanish rice, pinto beans, nacho chips and cheese and milk.

  • News of Public Record

    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

  • Woman’s club holds March meeting

    The Carrollton Woman’s Club met Tuesday, March 1, at the Carroll County Extension Office. Members enjoyed a pot-luck dinner and held the group’s annual business meeting.
    Hostess Nancy Jo Grobmyer opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Nancy Ellis gave the blessing.
    Grobmyer presided at the business meeting; eight members were present.

  • Landa demonstrates making 3-D Jell-O art

    On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Veronica Landa, an adult education/English as a Second Language student at Jefferson Community and Technical College, demonstrated how to make three-dimensional Jell-O at the Carroll County Public Library.

  • CAC girls win final game of season