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Today's News

  • Local festival benefits Animal Support

    Woofstock 2014 is coming to General Butler State Park Saturday, Sept. 13.

    The free festival for dogs and family will be a fundraiser for Carroll County Animal Support. The proceeds will provide support for the spaying and neutering program and the finding “furever” homes initiative. Carroll County Animal Support also is selling $10 raffle tickets for prizes of $500 and $250 with the drawing at 4 p.m. Saturday.

    “The purpose of the event is to draw awareness to the rescue animals,” CCAS Director Tammie Crawford said.

  • Hendrick hired as new N-D staff writer

    Retired Carroll County Extension Agent Tim Hendrick has been hired as the new staff writer for The News-Democrat.

    Hendrick retired from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in 2011, having served as the Carroll County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources for 24 years. After retirement he worked for the Beef Connection and, most recently, served as a substitute teacher for the Carroll, Gallatin and Henry County school systems.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Sept. 4, 2014

    Thursday, Sept. 4: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Play & Learn Fridays, preschool aged children, explore new pre-school readiness center, adult helper must be present, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament: New Day, 1-4 p.m.

  • Classes of ‘78 and ‘79 prepare for reunion

    The Carroll County High School classes of 1978 and 1979 joint reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Camp Kysoc, Carrollton is nearing. 

    All registrations have been sent. If you did not receive one (this means they have an inaccurate address or can’t find you) and was a student of these classes please contact Karen Perkins Brooks, Karenlbrooks@msn, Debbie Knotts Thaman at thethamans@hotmail.com or message the community Facebook page titled Carroll County Class of 1978 and 1979 Class Reunion.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Sept. 4, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026

     

    Thursday, Sept. 4: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Sept. 5: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Duckling presentation with Christin, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Eversole joins James & Wells, P.S.C.

    Amy L. Eversole has joined the Carrollton office of James & Wells, P.S.C.

    Eversole graduated from Henry County High School in 2002. She then earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Louisville in 2006 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville in 2011. She has been licensed to practice in Kentucky since 2011 and in Indiana since 2012.

  • CPD’s Mitchell promoted to assistant chief position

    Sergeant Tim Mitchell has been promoted to assistant chief of police by the City of Carrollton, replacing recently retired assistant chief Steve Abbott.

    “I am honored for the opportunity to be in this position,” Mitchell said. “I am excited for the future of the police department.”

    Mitchell was hired by the Carrollton Police Department in October 2010, and was promoted to sergeant in August 2013.

    A Trimble County native, he graduated from Northside Christian School in Louisville in 2002.

  • Church News | Sept. 4, 2014

    Church homecoming set for Sept. 14

    Hopewell Community Church is holding its annual homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 14.  Sunday School is 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served on the grounds after service, music to follow.

    Monthly Trimble hymn sing set for Sept. 4

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4,  at the Pleasant View Baptist church.

  • The story of the good Samaritan shows Christian outreach to help others

    One of the more threatening parables to anyone with a conscience is the parable of the good Samaritan. Considering that it is a parable about helping a person in dire straits, it’s not hard to understand why we cringe under the many verbs of helping the down and out man. What is most interesting to me is the unique difficulty it poses to people who consider themselves faithful to God. Kindness to those in need should be right up our alley, but the parable suggests that the good guys in the religious world have an Achilles heel in the mercy department.

  • Kentucky Connected wins award for I-71 corridor study

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court is joining five other county governments in being honored for their participation in Kentucky Connected, a public-private partnership focusing on education, transportation and economic development in the region.

    The group received the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky award and was honored at the annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville last week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder presented the award.