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Today's News

  • God’s love averts our need for secrets from loved ones

    A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other.

    The groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. “Father,” he said, “I am deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée, very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I’m afraid that my future wife will be put off by them.”

  • Not everyone’s going to enjoy a special recipe

    We just spent a week of vacation with our son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren — ages 1, 2, 4 and 10 — in Florida.

    In that group we have some very picky eaters, including the adults. As much as I love them all, I do get a little disturbed because they all eat a lot of snack foods. The general menu for the 2- and 4- year-olds is chicken fingers and French fries, no vegetables. Their mother is trying to get them to eat better, but their habit of eating snack foods that it makes it very difficult for her.

  • Make plans now for county fair exhibits

    This year’s Carroll County Fair is June 2-11. I know this is more than a month away, but it is not too early to start thinking of what you might like to enter in the fair.

    What flowers or vegetables might you grow? What items have you made or are making that you could enter? Do you paint or take photographs? Start thinking ahead for what you might want to exhibit. We like to see lots of entries in the open and 4-H classes at the fair. You can win money and ribbons for items that showcase your abilities.

  • Carroll, Owen students travel to Greece during spring break

    I had a wonderful opportunity last week to travel to Greece with students, teachers and parents from Carroll and Owen counties. It was a fun-filled week with a great group. The students from both schools represented us well. We were around school groups from the United States, France, Spain, Italy and Greece, and I will put our kids up against anyone. This is saying quite a bit, as several in the group experienced their first plane ride.

  • Panthers advance to ‘All A’ 
regional championship

    Carroll defeated Williamstown and Owen County en route to a match up against Trimble County in the regional championship of the All A 8th Region tournament to be held on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Bedford.

    The Panthers defeated Williamstown 7-1 Thursday, setting up Saturday’s match up with the Rebels.
    Carroll held a 4-2 advantage when the skies opened up and drenched the field with rain. The game continued Sunday afternoon, and Carroll picked up right where it had left off. The Panthers scored three runs in the top of the third inning to lead 7-2.

  • HELP A NEIGHBOR

    There’s a new reality show that airs Sunday nights on CBS that shows how many Americans are struggling through tough economic times.

    "Secret Millionaire" places successful businessmen and women in impoverished communities for a week where they will go out and volunteer to help those in need. They leave all their millions behind and have only the amount that a person on food stamps would receive for a week.

  • LeapFrog donates 50 books to Winn kindergarten class

    Good work, good deeds, good people and, in this case, good teachers, ultimately are recognized and rewarded.

    Alice England, a kindergarten teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary, recently received 50 LeapFrog reading books through LeapFrog’s new “Like. Give. Read." program. LeapFrog asked Facebook fans to nominate their kindergarten teachers for their hard work and dedication to teaching young children to learn to read. The names were included in a random drawing for up to 1,000 classrooms to receive the books.

  • There's a new doctor in the house

    Workers who sustain injuries on the job will find a new face at Carroll County Memorial Hospital ready to assist them with their recovery.

    Dr. Sherrell Nunnelley assumed his full-time role as medical director of occupational medicine two weeks ago, but he has been working at CCMH a couple of days each week for the past two months.

    “For the past 20 years, I have been taking care of all kinds of injuries,” Nunnelley said.

  • HAVE YOU MET ...?

    Sometimes, you gotta look that gift horse in the mouth.

    While the legal profession has given Carrollton resident Stan Billingsley plenty of “gifts” – including a stint in the Kentucky Legislature and a career as a lawyer and a judge in district and circuit courts – he has taken a critical look at the state’s legal ethics system through a thinly veiled parody of an existing case in his new book, “Alice vs. Wonderland: A Chilling Tale of the Abuse of Power in the Name of Lawyers’ Ethics.”

  • Hydro Green: Lock 1 decision to be made within year of permit

    The Kentucky River’s Lock and Dam No. 1 has “interesting potential” for a hydropower-generating unit, according to a Hydro Green Energy representative.

    Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy, responded Thursday to a News-Democrat article announcing his company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.