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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Steps for managing insects help prevent crop damage

    Insect infestations in stored wheat can cost a lot of money in treatment expenses or elevator discounts.  The best way to avoid insect problems in stored wheat is to follow preventive management practices from harvest until delivery of the crop for sale.

    These steps include conscientious equipment management before, during, and after harvest as well as good sanitation practices.  Other safeguards are thoroughly drying the crop, timely aeration, and frequently checking grain condition.

  • Club to work on quilt June 9

    The Covergirls Quilt Club will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, June 9 at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton. They will start working on the beautiful “Blue Pinwheels Quilt that they are making to be raffled off at the Goldenrod Gala in late August.

  • Board holds first reading of 2014-15 budget

    Carroll County Board of Education approved its draft budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaling $25.76 million at its May 22 meeting.

    District Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the proposed budget, which doesn’t have to be finalized until later this year, includes a $4.43 million contingency, which is 19.89 percent of the budget.

  • Gas causes home explosion

    Travis Noble and his 3-year-old son were able to escape from their 11th Street home in Carrollton without injury Tuesday when a gas explosion brought the roof in on them and set the house on fire.

    “I have no idea how they were able to get out of there,” Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said Wednesday morning, because the explosion caused the living room area of the house to collapse.

  • Panthers’ Regionals run ends in semifinals

    If you really want to know what happened in the baseball 8th Regional semifinal between Carroll County and Anderson County Tuesday night, don’t look at the final score.

    The two teams were deadlocked at one run apiece in the bottom of the sixth before the Bearcats took advantage of a Panther mental error and added a couple RBI singles to take a 5-1 lead and ultimately win by the same margin.