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Today's News

  • Blood drive at Dow Corning is March 25

    During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross will hold a blood donation drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 25 at Dow Corning Corp., 4770 U.S. Highway 42 East, in Carrollton.

    Like the emergency room of a hospital, the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient needs around the clock.

    Donors can assist by giving blood or platelets, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation

    With the generous support of blood donors, the Red Cross can help ensure all patients have the blood products they need, no matter when or where.

  • Signed by the Possum
  • Family welcomes baby son Feb. 10

    Crystal and Derrick Willis of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their son, Levi Lane Willis, born Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Baptist Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Janice and Tim Tritsch of Carrollton and  great-grandmother, Hazel Tritsch of Florence, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Bulinda and Larry Willis of Ghent, Ky. And great-grandmother Mary Willis of Carrollton.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of March 13, 2013

    Wednesday, March 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; seminar series, Dinosaurs and Disasters, presented by Carolyn Reisner from the Geology Department of JCTCS, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Social Media, for those new to the Social Media, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc. 6:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, 10 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.

  • Online sites aid in family genealogy searches

    With so much information on the Internet these days, it seems easier than ever to do family history research without ever leaving the comfort of  home.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 13, 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.
     DISTRICT COURT
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 6-7, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.
    CIVIL

  • Lawmakers stay busy as session winds down

    Even as many schools closed across the commonwealth due to snow last week, Frankfort shrugged off the white stuff and continued with our work. After this week, only a few days remain of the 2013 Session.

    Kentucky has in place a process for improvement for struggling schools. When the state Department of Education cites a school for being persistently low-achieving, there are several options the school board can choose from such as restaffing, allowing an outside management company to lead a turnaround effort, or even closing.

  • Penalties for driving under the influence not worth the risk

    As summer draws near and warmer weather begins to make its appearance, spring fever is beginning to set in. It will not be long before people are going to ballgames, enjoying our parks, boating on the river or hitting 18 holes of golf.

    Summer is a lot of fun, but for some it can also be dangerous. We all like to have a good time, and some like to drink a beer or a cocktail to enhance their summertime experiences. If you choose to enjoy your summertime this way, please do so responsibly.

  • Application of nitrogen helps spring lawns begin to green up

    At the first sign of green grass in the spring, it is tempting to dust off the fertilizer spreader to apply nitrogen to the lawn.  If you applied nitrogen late last fall or winter there is no need to apply nitrogen this spring because the lawn already should be starting to green up.

    Applying nitrogen now also will make grass less heat and drought tolerant and cause more problems with weeds and diseases.  Weeds compete with grass for moisture and nutrients.

  • Foot care, shoes to be discussed by diabetes support group

    Do you have diabetes or a friend or family member with the disease? A special group, the It’s About You Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Thurs-day of the month at the Carroll County Exten-sion office for people like you.

    The next meeting is this Thursday, March 14, a program on the care of the feet and shoe selection.

    Ruth Kingkade, RN, a certified diabetes educator with Three Rivers District Health Department, will discuss the importance of proper care of the feet. Chuck Webster, owner of Webster Drugs, will discuss proper shoe selection.