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Today's News

  • State closes fiscal year with $70 million surplus

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    FRANKFORT – Thanks to slowed spending by cash-strapped state agencies, as well as a small bump in General Fund revenues, state Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday, July 19, that Kentucky state government closed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a General Fund surplus of $70.6 million.

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  • Takin’ in the music
  • State food prices fall, led by ice cream

    By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Food prices in Kentucky in all six food groups fell in the second quarter, according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey.

    It was the first across-the-board decline in more than five years, according to Farm Bureau. The average of $112.70 for 40 basic grocery items was the lowest total since 2010.

    Prices fell $3.57, or 3.1 percenta, from the same list in the first quarter of the year, and they were down 0.3 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

  • Intern shares passion for music, worshipping God

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Relevant Church’s summer intern has a passion for music. Though his family is musically inclined, Tom Casselman was never very active in music until his freshman year of high school. He never thought he would go to Bible College, either.

    Now, he leads the congregation of Relevant Church in services twice weekly, playing the piano for the service and leading the members in singing hymns.

  • Community Calendar | July 29, 2013

    Monday, July 29

    TOPS weight-loss group meets every Monday at the Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky Center, 110 Sixth St., Carrollton. Weigh-in is 4-5:45 p.m.; meeting begins at 6 p.m. First visit is free. Call Donna Dameron leader at (859) 643-0375. Fee.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Monday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Tuesday, July 30

    Carrollton Utilities Commission meets at noon in the utility conference room at the office, 225 Sixth St.

  • Plans move closer to bid stage for Carrollton river walk

    Carrollton City Council took another small step toward beginning work on the river walk at its meeting Monday night.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz presented city council with a set of plans for the project, which won approval with the addition of stamped concrete and nine lights instead of four. The purpose of the presentation was to get city leaders’ blessing so that he could provide more detailed plans with cost estimates, Eberenz said. He will return to the next meeting, Aug. 12, to present.

  • Genealogy program returns to TV; seminar in Frankfort Aug. 3

    I must admit it – I am hooked on “Who Do You Think You Are,” and I’m thrilled that it’s back on television. NBC dropped it last year, but The Learning Channel has taken it over. (That totally makes up for the fact that TLC is also responsible for “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”)

    Thanks to the Internet, I’m watching last night’s premiere episode on my computer as I write this column. The star of the show is Kelly Clarkson, a singer who was the first winner of “American Idol.”

  • Activity, exercise serve to reduce stress, improve overall health

    In this edition of Health Matters, I am going to hit you with a few different topics to reach a variety of people who read this column for applicable information to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Exercise and stress

  • Special edition offers residents a chance to get to know newspaper

    Many folks may be scratching their heads when they get their mail today, asking themselves, “Why do I have a News-Democrat on a Monday?”

    We are providing every household in the county with a sample of our weekly newspaper, with the help of the many advertisers in this special edition. This newspaper not only has the latest news from Carroll County and the region, but it is filled with all of the back to school information you need to prepare for the new school year starting Aug. 7.