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Today's News

  • WKU graduates | July 3, 2013

    Western Kentucky University recently released its list of Spring 2013 graduates.
    Cody T. Clifton of Carrollton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Christie A. Jones of Carrollton graduated with a Master of Science. Amanda F. Cook and Clayton S. Cook both of Worthville both graduated with bachelor of science degrees. Jonathon D. Lynn of Ghent also graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

  • Tips for successfully breeding cows

    This is a critical time for getting cows breeding. Cows should be on good pasture with clover and preferably low endophyte levels in fescue for the spring breeding season. Keep pastures vegetative by clipping or making hay. Cows should have abundant shade and water; heat stress can ruin the breeding season.

  • JCTC free summer workshops range from Pinterest to self-defense

    As prices of gasoline and everyday expenses increase, JCTC is the perfect place to start or continue your education with its affordable tuition.  In-state tuition is $144 per credit hour.

    It’s not too late to sign up for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 19. Aug. 1 is the deadline for returning and transferring students to apply online for free at Jefferson.kctcs.edu. The deadline to apply for first-time freshman for fall semester was July 1. 

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus is offering free workshops all summer long.

  • Be careful when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    It’s that time of year again for good food, good times with family and friends, and great fireworks.

    The Fourth of July is a special time for every American as we celebrate our freedoms in this great country. However, we need to remember that as spectacular as fireworks are to watch, they are extremely dangerous and account for numerous injuries, unintended fires, property damage and even accidental deaths.

  • Carroll County District Court | July 3, 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.

  • Trolley would benefit the city

    Isn’t the prospect of a trolley in Carrollton exciting? I do so hope this comes to pass. While not a great traveler, over the years, I have ridden on trolleys in Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass., Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; San Francisco (of course!); Panama City, Fla.; and yes, in Madison, Ind.  In Chicago, Ill., I have ridden one of the many free trolleys that go all over the downtown area. They have been terrific modes of transportation in each place, sometimes part of a tour of the city and other times, just a way to get from point A to point B

  • Paula Deen’s remarks evoke over-reaction by national sponsors

    I find it ironic that the television media and tabloids have grabbed the torches and pitchforks to drive Paula Deen out of her cable television empire for admitting to, way in the past, making racist remarks, telling unfortunate jokes or having had a fascination with an overly romanticized idea of life on a southern plantation: Wealthy whites being served by blacks – whether as pre-Civil War slaves or post-Emancipation free men and women.

  • Community Calendar | Week of July 3, 2013

    Wednesday, July 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Thursday, July 4
    Independence Day

  • Ghent KU employees win governor’s safety award

    Employees at the Ghent generating station near Carrollton have reason to celebrate. Plant employees have received the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Award for outstanding safety performance. Ghent employees won the award for working 1,272,552 hours and have since hit the 1.4-million-hour mark. Their last lost-time injury was in December 2009.

  • Founding fathers guaranteed Americans religious freedoms

    As we celebrate another Independence Day as Christians, the Fourth of July has a double meaning. This day reminds us of the long journey this country has followed to get to where we’re at.