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Today's News

  • There are healthy ways to prepare family favorites

    Eating healthier doesn’t mean that you have to give up those family favorite recipes. In many cases family favorites can be adapted to be lower in fat, sugar or sodium.

    To do this, identify the ingredient that makes your recipe high in fat, cholesterol, sodium or sugar and try replacing it with a low-fat, low sugar or low salt alternative. For best results, make small changes and limit the number of changes that you make at one time.

    Try these tips to cut back on fat:

  • Student News | March 6, 2013

    Students earn top ratings at competition

  • Carroll County Schools Lunch Menu | March 6, 2013

    Wednesday, March 6: Hot dog, bun, sweet potato fries, chilled broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits and milk; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, March 7: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, March 8: Hamburger or cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle,  pimento cheese sandwich, French fries, banana, applesauce  and milk; breakfast: donuts.

  • 4-H students, volunteers visit the state capital

    4-H members and volunteers traveled to Frankfort Feb. 21 to participate in Capitol Experience.  4-H was represented by more than 300 participants from all across the state.

    Car-roll County wore its green 4-H shirts and got to meet with the 4-H state officers as well as Dr. Char-lene Jacobs, who is the assistant director for 4-H Youth Development.

    Knowing your elected officials, how the government works and the process of creating political change are all important skills necessary for youth to become active members of society.

  • Alternative school prepares students for reality

    Before coming out of retirement in 2004 to teach at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center, Ed Nelson, the school’s current principal, taught agriculture classes at Carroll County High School for 28 years. Referring to himself as “an old vocational teacher at heart,” Nelson says preparing students as citizens and employees has always been important to him as an educator.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 6, 2013

    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.

    CORRECTION

  • Playoff Champs!
  • High school indoor track season ends, looking forward to outdoor meets

    The Carroll County Panther track and field team competed in the 53rd Annual Mason-Dixon Games Saturday, March 2. The Panthers did well as individuals, but the team scores were not where we wanted them to be, head coach Joe Creager said in an e-mail.
    Mason-Dixon is equivalent to Indoor State, and the best competition from Class A was on hand to show what they can do.
    The Panthers were led by junior Taylor Byrd, whose diving finish was good enough for fifth place in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.1 seconds.

  • House looks at pension funding options

    Like most other states, and many local communities as well, Kentucky is facing a serious challenge when it comes to the long-term viability of our public retirement systems.

    They were more than fully funded as recently as a dozen years ago, but the country’s two recessions since then have taken a significant toll, much as they have with the retirement plans for millions of Americans.

  • Rookies rock the gym

    The Upper Little Rookies and Lower Little Rookies competed Sunday, Feb. 24, at Kathryn Winn Primary.