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Today's News

  • Boys win 2-0 on senior night
  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 17, 2013

    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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 9-10, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Stephenson earns top honors in state livestock show

    Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Make wise costume choices to keep children at holiday

    Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.

  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market update

    Both fall 2013 and spring 2014 feeder cattle futures have added more than $5 per hundredweight, or cwt, since early September.  Prices for feeders in Kentucky have been very impressive with many groups of 7wts well into the $150s and several groups of 8wts well into the $140’s.

    It is impossible to estimate carry right now, because the CME Feeder Cattle Index has not been available since the end of September.  However, November and January continue to trade at a $1 to $1.50 premium to October, suggesting a late peak in the feeder cattle market.

  • County’s cemeteries must be preserved

    For many years, I’ve been concerned about the lack of care for the small, ancient family cemeteries scattered throughout Carroll County.

    Last week, I wrote a story about the return of Sarah Morris’ headstone to one of these cemeteries. Somehow, the stone, which had broken from its base, was found among a load of gravel delivered to a man in Switzerland County at least 30 years ago.

    This story made me think about how these sacred places will be lost to future generations if something isn’t done now to preserve what is left of them.

  • Kentucky locations are among nation’s top historic landmarks

    From a historical perspective, it is not much of a stretch to say that some of the Western Hemisphere’s first farmers were Kentuckians.

    That’s because the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky is just one of a few hotspots in North and South America where archeologists say modern agriculture took its first steps.  Early bands of pre-historic settlers found its soil and climate ideal to domesticate such wild plants as the sunflower, whose seeds added both flavor and nutrition to their food.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Oct. 17, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

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

    Friday, Oct. 18

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Project Comfort makes a difference for senior citizens in Carroll County

    Mr. Dick Humphrey is in heaven now. I knew him as a senior citizen in my neighborhood many years ago. He moved slowly and deliberately, always with a cane. He depended on those around him to help get groceries into his house and snow off his porch.

    People looked out for Mr Humphrey and offered to help him in many creative ways. My “thing” was to walk with him to church. He was always happy and grateful for the community who cared for him.

  • Church News | Oct. 17, 2013

    Fall soup supper set at Relevant Church

    The annual fall soup supper will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton. Soups, sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks will be served. Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.

     

    Carrollton church celebrates 90th year