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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bake-off winner
  • 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.

  • Take the challenge: 25 ways to eat better in 2013

    This week I am asking readers to take a challenge and see how you measure up to eating healthy.

    Read the list below of ways to eat healthier and mark “yes” for those you already do and “no” for those you do not do.  Add up your “yes” replies and then your “no” replies.

    Which response is higher?

  • School Menu | Feb. 6, 2013

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

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

    Friday, Feb. 8: Hamburger or cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, French fries, orange, applesauce  and milk; breakfast: donuts.