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Today's News

  • Thankgiving provides a time with friends and family

    With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to take a moment to venture away from my traditional agriculture column and share a poem of Thanksgiving.

    Many years ago, a Kentucky gentleman who prefers to remain anonymous awoke early on Thanks-giving morning and penned the following words. You may find, as many have, that his expression of gratitude speaks to your heart:

    “I am thankful for the gift of life, for the opportunity to breathe and move and see, for the invisible energy that lovingly beats my heart.

  • Lindsay earn’s Navy’s highest honor with selection to ceremonial guard

    Selection to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard is one of the highest honors bestowed upon seamen graduating from boot camp.

    Seaman Daniel Lindsay, a 2013 Carroll County graduate, was selected to be a member of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard.

  • Froman club discusses Bible, Audubon

    The November meeting of the Caby M. Froman Club was held at General Butler State Park.  Mrs. Pam Froman was the hostess for the meeting.

    The tables were decorated in beautiful thanksgiving figurines, fall leaves and flowers.  Individual floral arrangements were gifts for the members.

    President Sandra Thomas read “We Are Grateful,” by Margaret McGovern.  Mrs. Thomas, also gave a talk on the history of Thanksgiving.

  • Giving thanks
  • Time for Tots
  • Comer encourages state to ‘Shop Small’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — After fighting crowds of early Christmas shoppers on Black Friday, and before charging up your credit cards on Cyber Monday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks that you don’t forget to buy local on the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

    Commissioner Comer says an easy way to ensure you are buying local is to look for Kentucky Proud products.

  • Court Records | Nov. 27, 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.

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  • Williams retires after three decades of service

    A school district is like an iceberg. Some parts are visible — touchdowns, report cards and playgrounds — while other parts are invisible — program design and planning, curriculum development, assessment management and data analysis. Like an iceberg, what happens below the surface in a school district has a tremendous impact on what happens above the surface.

  • Prestonville Prepares for Christmas; still awaiting deed after 28 years

    Prestonville City Commission got an update on its Christmas project during the regular Nov. 16 meeting.

    Commissioner Linda Clark said she has counted 32 children so far within the city limits. 

    Last Christmas, the board gave boxes, and gift cards, to 26 Prestonville children and their families.  Any family with children in their home in the Prestonville city limits will be given a Christmas box this year, and gift for each child under 18. 

  • Student of the week: Natalie Abbott Twelfth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like to learn new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math, I like the analytical part.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Fault in Our Stars” John Green

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “A Disney movie with my little brother Neal.”

    Where do you want to go to college?