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Today's News

  • Fun and games

     

    The Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival was held May 23-25 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. The event netted about $6,200 for the Shop with a Cop program, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. About 650-700 people came through the gates during the event.

     

  • Family welcomes baby daughter | Mariah Danielle Martin

    Bobbie and Richard Martin of Carrollton announce the birth of their daughter, Mariah Danielle Martin, born Monday, April 28, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She weighed 5 pounds and 8 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.

    Her big sister and brother, Brittany and Kaleb Martin, helped welcome her home.

    Maternal grandparents are Thelma and Robert Dixon of Carrollton; maternal great-grandparents were the late Patricia Martin, the late Robert Mathew Barnes and the late Fannie and Perry Dixon.

  • Summer family activities abound across Kentucky

    With memories of the long winter starting to fade and the Memorial Day weekend now behind us, the time has come to begin planning for summer.

    There certainly is no shortage of activities nearby or across the state, and their popularity can be seen in the bottom line.  According to an annual study released earlier this month, Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry was responsible for $12.5 billion in direct and indirect spending in 2013, which was a 2.6 percent increase over 2012.  Overall, these businesses employ nearly 176,000 people.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | May 29

    Thursday, May 29

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County Animal Support will have a volunteer recruitment meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the Carroll County Courthouse. Refreshments available. The group will have information and sign-up sheets for anyone interested in volunteering at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Duties primary include working with the dogs at the shelter to exercise and help socialize them and helping with on-site adoption events.

  • Superintendent could be named by June 18

    Twenty-one applicants are being considered as the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools.

    The Carroll County Screening Committee held its first meeting Thursday, May 22 to begin the process of recommending its choices to the Board of Education.

    Michael Oder, superintendent search consultant for the Kentucky School Board Association, is working with the committee to narrow the list of candidates to interview to replace retiring Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D. The group will hold three meetings over the next several weeks to review the candidates.

  • Food pantry seeks new, bigger home

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Community Food Pantry could be on the path to achieving its own non-profit 501c(3) status after a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, for community members to attend and volunteer to lead the effort.

  • Hymn sings set in Carroll, Trimble

    A hymn sing will be at Hopewell Community Church, Locust Road, Bedford, Saturday, May 31, 4-8 p.m. Come participate or enjoy music and fellowship.

    Refreshments will be served. For more info call  (502) 693-8094.

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5,  at the Pleasant View Baptist church.

  • In times of trouble turn to Jesus for faithful help

    Unlike the ancient Israelites, I’m not in the habit of naming rocks.

    Not being judgmental, just never thought to do so.

    Apparently, the Philistines were set to slaughter the Israelites. Full-on assault, take no prisoners.

    If you recall from the story of David and Goliath, the Philistines were huge, mean and scary. So, when the Israelites heard about the upcoming attack, they went to their leader, Samuel, and begged him to ask God to save them.

  • Colorful laundry pods can pose a risk to children

    The new single-use liquid laundry detergent packs that dissolve in the washing machine are convenient and easy to use. But if you have (or care for) small children, be especially careful to keep them locked up and out of reach. 

    All cleaning products should be kept out of the reach of children, but these new laundry pods present an even greater risk. With their bright colors and squishy feel, they may look to a child like something fun to play with or good to eat. 

  • Tuttle Tots 3K will benefit area teachers

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Time is running out to pre-register online for the Tuttle Tots 3K that will take place June 14 at the Carroll County Park.

    Adult pre-registration for the walking 3K or running 3K races is $25 and pre-registration for children is $15. Pre-registration ends June 5 and those who pre-register are guaranteed a T-shirt. On-site registration also is available, but T-shirts cannot be guaranteed.