Today's News

  • Royalty crowned for 2012 Relay for Life
  • Dads, daughters dance supports Relay for Life

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will be hosting a Daddy, Daughter Dance 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the National Guard Armory on Hwy. 227. 

    The dance is for fathers and daughters of all ages, with semi-formal or Sunday attire as part of the theme. 

    Admission is $15 per couple and $5 for each individual. 

  • Carroll County Senior Center - April 4, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.


    Wednesday, April 4: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, April 5: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; Easter goodies, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 6: Closed for Good Friday.

    Monday, April 9: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 10: Bingo, 10 a.m.; Aging in Place, 11 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 11: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; nutrition with Grace Angotti, 10:30 a.m.; Computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

  • Here’s one dreamy dessert inspired by a dream

    Have you ever had an idea that came to you while you were sleeping? You may not have been trying to think of an idea for something, it just came to you almost as a surprise.

    That’s what happened to me last week.  Of course, I knew I had my column to write, but I had already decided what I would write about, so why did something come to me in the middle of the night while I was sleeping so soundly? I guess my brain thought it was important.

  • State’s budget reduces agencies’ funding but protects education

    By the time you read this, the 2012 General Assembly will be one day away from concluding.

    We have completed 59 days of the 60 day session, the last day, April 12, is reserved for considering any governor’s vetoes, if any.

     By far, working on the state’s two-year budget was the most pressing issue this week.

    After several late nights, we reached consensus on the $19.4 billion budget with the House negotiators a little before 3 a.m. on Thursday.

  • Youth invited to join in 4-H food preparation, sewing projects

    We are offering two new 4-H projects for youth.

    4-H sewing

    I will be teaching 4-H sewing for youth later in April and May. This will be a beginning sewing project club. Youth wanting to learn to sew or those with some basic sewing skills who have taken a 4-H beginning sewing project before and who want to increase their sewing skills are invited. Sessions will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Extension office on Thursdays, April 19 and 26 and May 3, 10, 17 and 24. 

  • Lawmakers compromise to OK two-year budget

    When House and Senate leaders first sat down early last week in budget negotiations, most of the major issues had already been decided.

    Each chamber, for example, supported Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to cut most state agencies by more than 8 percent next fiscal year to balance the books, and then maintain that level of spending in the following year. Both the House and Senate believe it is important to live within our means, and to rely as little as possible on one-time funding sources to cover recurring expenses.

  • Cedar rusts threaten apple crops during warm spring

    Warmer-than-normal conditions this spring are causing a few concerns for apple growers. The biggest threats are cedar rusts and fire blight.

    Cedar rust galls are developing. As galls swell, they produce spores that threaten apple (and sometimes crabapple and hawthorn).

    Swelling galls were observed on cedar in Lexington in mid-March.  Warmer temperatures in Western Kentucky provided conditions for even earlier gall development.

    These galls indicate that rust pathogens are releasing or preparing to release infective spores.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 4, 2012

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 28-29, 2012, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Gray, Jack top eight in state

    Carroll County seniors Devin Gray and Dylan Jack ranked in the top eight in the state in their respective events in the first Outdoor Power Rankings of the 2012 season. Gray is currently ranked eighth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.81. He has his sights set on the school record in the boys 800 meter that was set by D’Anthony Collins at the 2008 State Track Meet with a time of 2:03.46.