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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Alex Skirvin, 12th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is being around all my friends and favorite teachers because I enjoy seeing people I don’t get to see outside of school.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is band because I love being around music all the time.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “To Kill A Mockingbird”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Dec. 26, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Dec. 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 30: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; take down Christmas decorations, 9:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 26, 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, Dec 18-19, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Medicare change period begins Jan. 1

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period is Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 of every year.

    During this time, Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan (also known as a Medicare Replacement plan or Medicare Health plan) can drop their Medicare Replacement plan and return to Original Medicare.  Changes that you make during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period go into effect the first day of the following month. 

    During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare Replacement plan. 

  • The true Christmas story should not be missed through the busy season

    Luke 2:1-7 says, “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

    “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

  • Carol’s Christmas

    Carroll County Middle School performed the play “Carol’s Christmas” on Dec. 13. It is a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Carol is a spoiled middle school girl who does not care about anyone. Ghosts come to help show her the error of her ways by showing her things from her past, present and future.

  • Search of Trimble home leads to the arrest of four

    Four people were arrested Dec. 18, after Kentucky State Police troopers served a search warrant at the home of Daniel McFarland, 423 Harley Lane, Bedford, according to a news release.

    Troopers obtained the warrant after receiving information that large amounts of drugs and stolen items were located in the home, police said.

    While searching the home, troopers located 10 portable generators and six industrial fans. 

  • Take 10 minutes to build a more fit family over break

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is closed for the holidays until Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. We hope that you are enjoying some special time with family and friends during the break and as we ring in a new year. Here’s to you and yours, “Happy New Year!”

     

    Do you have a Fit Family?

  • Motor fuels tax rate to decline by 1.5 cents per gallon on Jan. 1

    Kentucky’s gas tax on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will decrease by 1.5 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, reflecting a drop in the calculated average wholesale fuel price.

    The decrease would result in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $45 million on an annualized basis.

    “The Road Fund is our source of revenue for building, improving and maintaining Kentucky roads and bridges, so any loss of revenue is concerning,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said Thursday in a state news release.

  • Amaryllis provides some color in winter months

    Cold temperatures, snow and muddy walkways may be in our future for winter this year, but I have a plant that will bring color and liven up the dreariest of winter days—the amaryllis.

    Amaryllis is a member of the lily family, and is available in a range of colors, including pink, white, red, orange and variegated.

    This plant grows from a large bulb, making it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.