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Today's News

  • Puerto Rican meal offers a spicy array of dishes

    I have had quite an experience this past week, so it would only be fitting to call me a dizzy blonde because that is exactly what I feel like — dizzy.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 2, 2012

    County will not act on drug ordinance

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will not take local action on a synthetic drug control ordinance now that the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill that Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh said House Bill 481 sets up felony penalties to cover the growing problem with these new drugs, some known as synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 2, 2012

    Wednesday, May 2

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, May 3

    Relatives Raising Relatives holds a meeting at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria.

    Friday, May 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • ‘I am the Good Shepherd’

    We continue celebrating the Easter Season, full of joy and gratitude for the gift of salvation we have received in Christ Jesus.

    This past Sunday in our church we focused on the gospel of St. John 10:11-18. Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd.” I remember learning that the image of Jesus as Shepherd was the one first used in the early church. The faithful of the pristine church understood from lived experience the horror of the Roman death sentence.

  • Church news - May 2, 2012

    Calvary Full Gospel to host Bob Marland

    Bob Marland of Chicago will sing at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 6, at Calvary Full Gospel Church, which meets at Westside Fire Deptartment in Prestonville.

    Monthly hymn sing set for Hopewell church

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 3 at Hopewell Community Church, on Locust Rd. in Carroll County.

  • Webster remembered for the many things he did for Carrollton

    Many have shared their memories of Charlie Webster this past week and tonight, as I write, I am moved to share mine.

    In a large way, Charlie was Carrollton to me. I first met him as my pharmacist working out of the old drug store on the square, but soon we connected in a much closer way. Both unrepentant Democrats, we shared our experiences and beliefs in that party over the years. Our stories of old-time politics in small Kentucky towns were made real by our memories of our parents and grandparents.

  • Houseplants can be moved outdoors as weather warms

    Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them because they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants.

    Wait to move plants outdoors until at least mid- to late-May, or when the weather is consistently warm.  Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.

  • Extension homemakers group to visit museum, Danville

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers will travel to Danville to the Great American Dollhouse Museum Wednesday, May 9. While there, they will also do some touring of the Danville area. The group departs the Carroll county Cooper-ative Extension office at 9 a.m., and returns around 5 p.m. There are still spaces available on the trip. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 2, 2012

    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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  • The arts: Carroll County is putting an A in STEM

    Responding to a demand for more high tech workers, educators across the country are placing greater emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, often referred to by the acronym STEM. In Carroll County Schools, however, an additional letter, A for the arts, is equally important.  Students focus on STEAM, not just STEM.

    “The arts help students develop the creativity, critical thinking skills and innovation that are important in the 21st Century workplace,” said Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.