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Today's News

  • Manage poultry parasite risks to avoid problems with fowl

    For poultry owners, scouting for parasites is an important management practice for the flock. Let us take a closer look at a variety of parasites that can attack poultry by either sucking blood or feeding on skin and feathers.

    Northern fowl mite:  The most common external parasites in chickens, turkeys, game birds, pigeons etc. are northern fowl mites. Spread through bird contact, signs of infestation depend on severity.  Chickens may lose weight, exhibit decreased feed intake and egg production, or become anemic.

  • Soccer alumni prevail in double-header

    Alumni of Carroll County High School’s soccer program were victorious over this year’s team in an exhibition double-header Saturday, Aug. 2. The girls game ended 6-0 in favor of the former players and the boys game ended 3-3, but the alumni team won 4-3 in penalty kicks.

  • State registry aims to protect vulnerable adults, elderly

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear Monday ceremonially signed a new law creating a caregiver misconduct registry to  help families and employers in the adult-care profession learn if an applicant has a record of substantiated adult maltreatment.

  • Polishing up the Band of Gold

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold practiced pieces for its new halftime show at band camp July 30.

    The performance, “A Blast from the Past” features three songs: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, which is a Latin-into-swing song; “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen; and “Echano” by Chuck Mangione, which is a fast Latin song, band director Scott Brawner said. “It should be a real crowd pleaser.”

    Brawner said he wanted to choose pieces the students would enjoy playing and the crowd would enjoy listening to.

  • Ky. work force retaining in-state college grads

    FRANKFORT — A report released Tuesday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on the state’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state.

    It also indicates that people who complete postgraduate degrees are less likely to remain in Kentucky to work than people with undergraduate degrees.

  • Partnership improves reading skills within district

    Students in Carroll County Schools are having a better chance to succeed in skills such as reading comprehension, thanks to the district’s partnership with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

    Gerda Wise, who became district elementary instructional supervisor in July, told the Board of Education last week that the program has made a tremendous difference during the two years it’s been in place in the district.

  • Grand Jury Indictments | August 7
  • PUBLIC RECORDS | August 7

    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.

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  • 4-Hers compete in state fair

    Carroll County will be well represented at the Kentucky State Fair next week.  Eight 4-H members – Evan Searcy, Luke Heveline, Cameron Darnold, Gracie Craig, Andrea Searcy, Abigail Rose, Adam Froman and Caleb Stephenson – will present their country ham speeches Thursday, Aug. 14. The Junior Division members (ages 9-13) will give speeches on how to store and cook a country ham while the Senior Division members will speak about how to build an ideal ham house.

    Along with judging the speakers, 788 country hams will be judged at this year’s fair.

  • Backpacks are best for students when used safely

    It’s back to school time and time to get all that school equipment ready for your child, be it a young child or teen. There is a lot to get done by the first day of school

    Back-packs are necessary school equipment for children and youth nowadays, from preschoolers to college students.