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Today's News

  • Readers on vacation | August 7

    On vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., family members pose with their copy of The News-Democrat. Pictured left to right are Robert Yowler, Linda Brown, Benetta Knight, Gwen Knight, Holly Yowler, Brandon Yowler-Jones and Sam Burgess.
     

  • Celebrating 60

    A surprise anniversary party was recently held at Grace Ann Tharp’s house for Mary Jo and Dave Corley. The couple celebrated their 60th annivesary. Pictured from left are Mary Jo and Dave Corley, and Hazel and David Willhoite, who have been married 45 years. (Photo by Carolyn Jones)

  • Cheerleaders go to camp
  • Carroll County Schools Menu | Aug. 12-14

    Tuesday, Aug. 12, Breakfast: French toast; lunch: pizza, garden salad, corn, banana or peaches.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, Breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon; lunch: hamburger/cheeseburger, bun, lettuce/pickle/tomato, French  fries, peas and carrots, strawberry cups or pears.

    Thursday, Aug. 14, Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: hard or soft taco, lettuce/tomato/cheese/salsa, refried beans, Spanish rice, grapes or fruit cocktail.

  • Mulch Madness

    Girl Scout Troop 1641 volunteered their time Thursday, July 31, to help Carrollton Public Works employees Ronnie Knight and Troy Harell spread mulch at the 2Rivers Campground. Troop leader Kimberly Bowen said she asked Knight for a project the girls could help with so they could earn their community service badge.

  • Manage poultry parasite risks to avoid problems with fowl

    For poultry owners, scouting for parasites is an important management practice for the flock. Let us take a closer look at a variety of parasites that can attack poultry by either sucking blood or feeding on skin and feathers.

    Northern fowl mite:  The most common external parasites in chickens, turkeys, game birds, pigeons etc. are northern fowl mites. Spread through bird contact, signs of infestation depend on severity.  Chickens may lose weight, exhibit decreased feed intake and egg production, or become anemic.

  • Soccer alumni prevail in double-header

    Alumni of Carroll County High School’s soccer program were victorious over this year’s team in an exhibition double-header Saturday, Aug. 2. The girls game ended 6-0 in favor of the former players and the boys game ended 3-3, but the alumni team won 4-3 in penalty kicks.

  • State registry aims to protect vulnerable adults, elderly

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear Monday ceremonially signed a new law creating a caregiver misconduct registry to  help families and employers in the adult-care profession learn if an applicant has a record of substantiated adult maltreatment.

  • Polishing up the Band of Gold

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold practiced pieces for its new halftime show at band camp July 30.

    The performance, “A Blast from the Past” features three songs: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, which is a Latin-into-swing song; “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen; and “Echano” by Chuck Mangione, which is a fast Latin song, band director Scott Brawner said. “It should be a real crowd pleaser.”

    Brawner said he wanted to choose pieces the students would enjoy playing and the crowd would enjoy listening to.

  • Ky. work force retaining in-state college grads

    FRANKFORT — A report released Tuesday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on the state’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state.

    It also indicates that people who complete postgraduate degrees are less likely to remain in Kentucky to work than people with undergraduate degrees.