Today's News

  • Herbst offers history of holiday poinsettias plant

    Poinsettias are synonymous with the holiday season.  Their bright red, pink or white leaves are beautiful as standalone plants or as components of bigger holiday displays.

    It may surprise many to know that in their native climate, this subtropical plant can grow to lofty heights of more than 10 feet.  In the United States, poinsettias are grown as indoor potted plants, most in heated greenhouses.

  • Give the gift of time to your children this season

    “Walk a little slower Daddy”


    “Walk a little slower, Daddy!” said a little child so small.

    “I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.


    Sometimes your steps are very fast; sometimes they’re hard to see;

    So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.


    Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 11, 2014

    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 Dec. 3-4, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • CAC hosts live nativity scene
  • District communications keep the surprise out of snow days

    While Mother Nature loves a surprise, the Carroll County School District is working to keep school closings as unsurprising as possible.

    One Call Now, Facebook, Twitter, the district website and the communications app are all being used to keep parents and community members informed about school closings. With one snow day already on the books this year, staying tuned in to district communications is the best way for parents and community members to stay up to speed on future snow day closings.

  • Visits with Santa

    Kathryn Winn Primary first-graders told Santa Claus what they wanted for Christmas during their visit to General Butler State Resort Park Dec. 2.

  • Christmas songs spread cheer in holiday season

    What is your favorite Christmas song? Certain songs are toe-tappin.’ Others stir up strong emotion. But all Christmas music, in particular, is magical.

    Many of us have strong opinions on what we believe is good Christmas music versus just plain obnoxious. But all of them evoke some sort of memory. The magic transports us to another place and time.

    Christmas is filled with all sorts of traditions and memories, and music traditions are no exception.

  • Retired teachers donate to local food pantry

    Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met on Friday, Nov. 21 at Two Rivers Restaurant with 13 members and a guest, Allen Schuler Fifth District president, in attendance.

  • Wright, Moravec married Dec. 6

    Matthew Darrell Wright and Naomi Elizabeth Moravec were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at the Theilman Opera House near Wabasha, Minn., before family and friends from several states.

    Matt is the son of Darrell and Debbie Wright of Sanders, Ky. and Naomi is the daughter of Dan and MJ Moravec of Wabasha.

  • Senior Calendar | Dec. 11, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com


    Thursday, Dec. 11: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Advisory meeting, noon; 12 Days of Christmas, noon.