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Today's News

  • Firewood selections explained

    Every winter we look forward to the pleasures of warming our hands and feet by a blazing fire, mesmerized by the dancing flames.

    When buying firewood two factors will determine just how hot your fire is—seasoning and the kind of wood.

    Wood is made up of air and cellulose (wood fiber). The more air space that wood has, the less there is to burn. Buying wood with the heaviest/densest per unit volume will keep you toasty.

    Osage orange, hickory, black locust, all of the oaks, sugar maple and ash produce hot fires; plus they are easy to split.

  • Social activities offer benefits

    Happy New Year!

    I hope that you have had a happy and prosperous 2010 and here’s to a very Happy New Year 2011!

    The Carroll County Extension Service will be offering many special programs and activities this coming year. Make it a habit to read my column here in The News-Democrat weekly to keep abreast of these programs and other activities. Also check out the News-Democrat for information from me or Tim Hendrick, our Ag Agent about activities at the Extension office. I hope you are having a blessed and enjoyable holiday with your loved ones and friends.

  • Girls top Gallatin, get to title game

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    The Carroll County Lady Panthers tasted revenge in the second round of the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic by defeating Gallatin County 46-36 on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The win avenged a 56-51 overtime loss to the Lady Wildcats only three nights before and boosted Carroll County into the championship round of the tournament.

  • Mushroom dish is contest entry in parent cook-off

    Well, we got through Christmas and now we’re headed to a completely new year. I predict that only good things are ahead of us. This is a community of really good people and we are here to help each other through good and bad times. You all are so amazing, so don’t worry about making resolutions just keep doing the wonderful things you are already doing.

  • Lady Panthers runners-up in NAS holiday tournament

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    The mascot moniker is a misnomer. While Ashland Blazer’s boys’ basketball team is known as the Tomcats, their coed equivalents are known on the basketball court as the Kittens. But in Wednesday’s title matchup of the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic, these Kittens fought like alley cats in what local fans hoped would be a real cat fight with the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

  • Have you met ...

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    Carroll County native Jim Sutherland called last month’s 50th anniversary celebration and reunion at Camp Kysoc “the highlight of my year.”


    During the Nov. 13 reunion Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presented Sutherland a plaque commemorating his 31 years of employment at the facility. Sutherland went to work at Camp Kysoc as a maintenance man and assistant caretaker in October 1969.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Lions Club meets at nonn at Butler Park lodge.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Dec. 23, Red Cross blood donations can be given at Wal-Mart, 200 Floyd Dr. in Carrollton from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Christmas Eve service set at Methodist Church

    The Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Avenue, invites everyone to celebrate Christmas by joining them for their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24. This traditional ervice is filled with charm and warmth as scripture readings are tightly interwoven with twenty-six carols that include just a touch of Handel and Bach.