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Today's News

  • New book details the dwindling of rural Kentucky

    By Greg Kocher

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    RICHMOND — Kentucky is still rural, as evidenced by 310 million chickens raised for meat or eggs in a state of 4.3 million people. But a new book documents what’s left behind as more people trade the countryside for jobs in cities.

  • Girl Scouts host Halloween costume contest on Oct. 22

    Carroll County Girl Scouts invite all children preschool up to sixth grade to their Halloween costume contest Saturday, Oct. 22 at the front entrance of Butler State Resort Park at 4 p.m.

    Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Prizes and trophies awarded. The girl scouts will be accepting cat and dog food donations for the registration fee to go to Carroll County Animal Center.
     

  • Fall festival raises funds for Winn playground equipment

    Kathryn Winn Primary holds its fall festival 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
    A $5 per child admission or $10 per family admission will help to benefit the school and help raise funds for new playground equipment.

    It will also allow each child the opportunity to have a great time, playing games, touring the haunted house, participating in a costume contest and bouncing in an inflatable.

    Concessions, vendor booths, additional games, a silent auction and a basket auction will also be available but are not included in the admission fee.

  • Kevin Adams is featured at Butler dinner theater

    General Butler State Resort Park will present a dinner theater production featuring singer, entertainer and impressionist Kevin Adams on Nov. 12.

    Adams has been entertaining for more than 20 years and can do more than 100 voices and impressions including Elvis, Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Sonny and Cher, and many more. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Battle of the banks
  • Carroll County Public Library - Oct. 19, 2011

    Carroll County Public Library will display quilts during the month of Oct.

    Wednesday, Oct. 19: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; YAH book, Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 20: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, age 4-6, 1:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 21: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; Greasy, Grimy, Grossy: Gossology for kids, 3:30 p.m.

  • Arvins qualify for All-Conference

    Lady Panther runners senior Brittany Arvin and freshman Kirsten Arvin qualified for All-Conference honors at the meet Tuesday Oct. 11.

    The cross country team will not compete again until the Regional Meet on Nov. 5 in Lexington.

    Kirsten Arvin
    finished the 5K run with a time of 23:59:67, followed by her sister, Brittany, with a time of 24:44:16. Also competing for the Lady Panthers were seventh grader Haley Dermon, 25:29:32, and senior Nikki Hill, 27:43:69.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 19, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

  • Bus crash documentary underway

    By Jeff D’Alessio

    Landmark News Service

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 bus crash in Carroll County that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • Five NASCAR events slated for Kentucky Speedway in ‘12

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway announces its 2012 schedule will feature five NASCAR-sanctioned events highlighted by the return of the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” in June and the addition of a second 300-mile Nationwide Series (NNS) race in September.