Today's News

  • God is with each person through their stuggles

    Have you ever noticed how Jesus seems to be drawn to broken-hearted people, like lepers, prostitutes, the sad, the sick or the sinful? The shattered people.

  • School menu | Aug. 14, 2013

      Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.


    Wednesday, Aug. 14: Hot dog on bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Aug. 15: Taco on whole grain tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 16: Hamburger on bun, L/T/P, French fries, banana, apple sau  ce; breakfast: mini Frenh Toast sticks.

  • Classes to become a certified scaffold builder beginning

    Classes are being organized for local residents to become certified scaffold builders to open new opportunities in the industrial and construction fields.

    An eight-hour Level 1 classroom instruction course will be held Aug. 24. The Level 2 eight-hour hands on erect and dismantle course will follow on Sept. 7. The training will be held at the Bedford Springs Church, 43 Shepherd Lane, Bedford.

    Typical pay scale for these jobs is $14 to $18 per hour. Job referrals are available.

  • School district looks for today’s, tomorrow’s superheroes

    At the opening day ceremony for Carroll County Schools on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., encouraged all staff members to exceed ordinary expectations. 

    “When ordinary people do extraordinary things for students, those people become more than heroes; they become superheroes,” James said, addressing the 300-plus staff members. “How super are you?”

    On students’ first day, Aug. 7, Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise said that the superheroes were already on the move.

  • Young vs. ‘Old’


    The Carroll County High School girls and boys soccer team held their alumni game Saturday, Aug. 3.

  • Tell Congress to rein in NSA

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    The disclosures began exactly two months ago. Whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s excesses: warrantless collection of American phone calls, collusion with major Internet companies for online data and extensive cyberwarfare and hacking operations. But while Snowden recently received temporary asylum in Russia, ordinary Americans have little respite.

  • Sequestration will take toll on funding for Kentucky programs

    We may be a little more than halfway through 2013, but in Washington and state governments across the country, the focus is increasingly on federal actions taken in 2011.

    The issue can be summed up in one word: sequestration.

  • Truancy is a serious issue that demands parents’ attention

    It is no big secret that truancy is an issue across our county, our state and our nation. The importance of sending your child to school, and on time, cannot be overemphasized. At the beginning of the school year is the best time to address this issue before it becomes an issue for your family.

    Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about truancy:

    What does it mean to be “truant”?

  • Carroll County District Court | Aug. 14, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.7-8, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Readers On Vacation | Aug. 14, 2013