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Today's News

  • Weekly family day shows we’re all together in this

    Every Sunday afternoon in Placentia, Calif., the Watson family gathers for Family Day.

    Although informal — most every Watson comes either barefoot or wearing flip flops — it has its own set of rules and rituals.

    According to Jennifer (Watson) Fiamengo, the rules mainly pertain to the food served. If they grill hamburgers or hot dogs, her mother MUST make her family-famous macaroni salad. If they have Mexican food, her mother MUST make seven-layer dip.

  • JCTC to hold March 7 student open house

    At the JCTC Carrollton Campus you can study biology, learn to be a nurse, take a Spanish class, join a club, march in a parade, get the first two years of college and transfer, and so much more.

    Find out for yourself everything Jefferson Commun-ity and Technical College Carrollton has to offer at an open house March 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tour classrooms and programs, meet faculty and get information about applying for financial aid.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to visit with representatives of other colleges who have transfer agreements with JCTC.

  • Student News - Feb. 16, 2011

    Kemper earns masters degree in education

    Judy Lynn Kemper of Carrollton was among the 2011 January graduates at University of the Cumberlands who completed degrees during the fall semester of the 2010-11 academic year.

    Kemper graduated with a Master of Arts in Education degree.

    Goff earns spot on fall 2010 UK dean’s list

  • Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash returns Feb. 26

  • Go register today

    I’ve had several people ask me questions about last week’s front page article on our move to a subscription-based website, effective Feb. 23.

    Don’t worry. If you’re a subscriber to The News-Democrat, you’ll have access to all news and other content at MyCarrollNews.com. Access to the website is free for all of our print subscribers.

    But you will have to take a few quick steps to get registered, then you’ll be ready to use the digital version of the newspaper.

  • Parks & Recreation sign-ups

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation 2011 youth baseball and softball registration will be held, Monday – Friday, Feb. 16-March 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. third floor of the courthouse and Sunday, Feb. 20 and 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Kathryn Winn Primary. Or registration form may be mailed before deadline, with payment to: Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main St., Carrollton, KY 41008.

  • Pair arrested Sunday night for trafficking hydrocodone

    Two Henry County residents were arrested Feb. 13 in Carroll County while allegedly trying to sell hydrocodone.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said John P. Parker, 26, and Jessi M. Short, 19, both of New Castle were arrested at 7:01 p.m. Sunday night and charged with second degree trafficking controlled substances.

    Kinman said officers made the arrest during a controlled purchase that was allegedly made with the pair. He said Carrollton Police Department assisted the sheriff’s department.

  • Benefit held Feb. 26 for couple injured during 2010 Poker Run

    A motorcycle and ATV swapmeet and dance will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to midnight at the National Guard Armory to raise money for Brad and Missy Valentine of Henry County. The couple was injured during the Poker Run on Oct. 24, 2010 benefiting the Carrollton Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. “We’re trying to help them through their financial situation,” organizer Ron Jones said.

  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Schools look to change employee pay schedule

    Carroll County school officials may change from the current 26 paydays per year to a 24 pay period schedule next year.

    The district’s chief finance officer Jon Conrad informed school board members during Thursday’s meeting that the current pay schedule brings a hardship to district employees every fifth year.