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Today's News

  • Smith to conduct June 2 pasture walk

    The first in a series of four pasture walks hosted by the Eden Shale Grazing Network Initiative will take place June 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owenton.

    The grazing network, overseen by a committee of forage experts, is designed for participants who have an interest in managing their forages and pastures for improved profitability. The walks provide an opportunity to see how others manage their forages, pastures and livestock while providing a chance to critique and question the operator.

  • New food guide to be released Thursday

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will unveil a new food icon Thursday, June 2 that will serve as a reminder for consumers to make healthier food choices. 

    This new food icon will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand actions, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources will be available from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. There will be press coverage. So, it looks like today’s “MyPyramid” will be a thing of the past. 

  • Family Worship collects donations to assist in Joplin, Mo. disaster relief

    The Family Worship Center in Carrollton is spearheading a relief effort in support of those affected by the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo.

    Currently, many of the residents of Joplin are without electricity and water, so many of the items being sent (canned goods, boxed foods, etc.) are currently unusable.

    Those wishing to support the relief efforts may donate the following items:

    •Gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target or Walmart

    •Bottled water and protein bars

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of June 1, 2011

    Wednesday, June 1

    WHAS Crusade for Children along with Carroll County firefighters will hold a Crusade Weekend for disabled children. They will be going door-to-door June 1 in the city limits of Carrollton asking for your support. Please be watching for their red trucks with the flashing lights. 

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

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

  • Draw from deep within to replenish the human soul

    In his book, “The Kingdom Within,” John Sanford tells about a well at an old farmhouse in New Hampshire where his family spent their summers. For many years, the house did not have modern plumbing or electricity; all the water came from the well outside the front door. The water was unusually clear and cool, and the well never ran dry, even during the hottest summers when other families had to haul water from a nearby lake.

  • Spenneburg awarded $500 scholarship

    The Ruth Adkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund on behalf of the Carrollton High School Class of 1950 awarded a $500 scholarship to Carroll County senior Travis Spenneberg, son of David and Melissa Spenneberg.

    The scholarship was presented by Pattie Burgess on May 25 at the seniors honors day program at Carroll County High School. 

    The Ruth Adkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in her memory, a junior and senior English teacher at Carrollton High School. She was also the senior sponsor, as well as sponsor of the year book.

  • Guelda named to BCTC spring dean’s list

    Carroll County resident Sue Ellen Guelda achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 spring semester at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • June 4 golf scramble to benefit Lady Panthers’ basketball team

    The Panther Hoop Club is hosting a golf scramble on Saturday, June 4 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky. Proceeds will benefit the Lady Panther basketball program.

    The shotgun start is at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per player, with a discount available for Fairway Golf Club members. There will be four players per team.

    There will be prizes for the winners, and food and drinks provided after the round. A longest drive contest and a closest to the hole on Par 3’s contest also will be held.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 1, 2011

    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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  • CCHS Football Golf Scramble