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Today's News

  • School bus involved in accident, no children injured

    An Owen County school bus was involved in an accident with a single-passenger vehicle on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

    The school bus carrying 13 students from the Carroll County Area Technology Center was traveling southbound toward I-71 as the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot from a neighboring business. The two vehicles collided, with the car’s driver-side sustaining the most damage.

    The driver of the vehicle was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS. 

  • Local Special Olympians bring home top medals

    Special Olympics  Alpine Skiing Competitions were held Jan. 27-29 at Perfect North Slopes in Indiana.

    The winners were:

    Slalom — gold medal, Heather Westover; bronze medal, Zach Lynn; and bronze medal, Clint Smith.

    Giant Slalom — gold medal, Heather Westover; silver medal, Clint Smith; and fourth place, Zach Lynn.

    Snow Shoes 50 Meter Event — silver, Robbie Andrews; silver, Rhonda Burns; silver, Thomas Granger; and bronze, Amanda Hearn.

  • Local blood donor drives set

    February is Black History Month, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, a black surgeon and blood specialist who became the first medical director of an American Red Cross blood bank in 1941, the Red Cross reminds all eligible donors of the importance of diversity for patients who need their help.

    Local blood drives are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dow Corning–Carrollton, and from 3-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Relevant Church.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Feb. 6, 2013

    Carroll County Senior Center, 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Feb. 6:Hot hand-waxing and lunch provided by Missy Ireland with Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 7:Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 8:Learn how to play Uno, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Feb. 11:Trivia, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12:Valen-tines’ bingo, 9:30 a.m.; aging in place, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 13:Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

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  • Students have chance to win Washington trip

    Shelby Energy Cooperative will award an educational trip for three high school juniors to Washington, D.C.

    The Washington Youth Tour provides an all-expense-paid educational trip for high school juniors, age 16-18. To be eligible, parents or guardians of students who enter must use Shelby Energy for electrical service to their primary residences.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Feb. 6, 2013

    February is “I Love My Library Month.” Tell the library why you love them between now and Feb. 14 and receive a sweet treat from the librarians. Cards available at the desk.

    Call the library at (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m. Music Makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Ribbon Cutting | River Reed
  • Friendship is the key for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    In upcoming issues of The News-Democrat, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Carroll County will profile the adults who serve as mentors to 34 children in this county.

    Our goal in these profiles is to make clear that almost anyone with a willing bone can join the rewarding work of mentoring.

    So what do we do with our kids?

  • Properly pruning trees, plants makes them healthier

    As spring approaches, many homeowners thoughts will turn to landscaping.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, now is the time to start  pruning the trees and shrubs around the house. How-ever, do not just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

    The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs.