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Today's News

  • Legend creates story of jack-o’-lantern

    Tonight is an especially spook-tacular evening full of ghosts, goblins, princesses, and other creative creatures walking the streets in Carroll County.

    In the spirit of Halloween, this week’s article focuses on a spooky origin of a well-known season staple.

    Jack-o’-lanterns are a popular item to see keeping watch on doorsteps. We see them everywhere and even have pumpkin-carving parties. But do you know the legend behind the jack o’ lantern?

  • FSA county committee voting set to begin Nov. 5

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 5. State FSA Executive Director John McCauley says FSA county committee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

     “I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this year’s elections,” McCauley says. 

  • Extension Homemakers host drug-abuse talk

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite all interested residents to a special program, “Championing for a Drug Free Carroll County” Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

    Guest speakers will be Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Champions Coordinator Misty Wheeler.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 31, 2012

    Wednesday, Oct. 31
    Halloween

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

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

    Carrollton and Carroll County are hosting Trick-or-Treating for Halloween from 6-8 p.m. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution during this time.

    Thursday, Nov. 1

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

  • Church news - Oct. 31, 2012

    Trunk-or-treat set for 6-8 p.m., Wednesday

    Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Ave., will host Trunk-or-Treat 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot behind the church. All children are invited for treats, games and inflatables.

    Worthville church hosts STAND program Nov. 2

    Worthville Baptist Church will host the STAND Strength Team at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4.

  • Changing a person’s words can alter that person’s life

    I was in a bookstore a few weeks ago and noticed that a well-known Christian speaker and author had recently released a book called “Change Your Words, Change Your Life.” I was immediately struck by the title. If a person is looking for a positive change in his or her life, this book may hold the answer. After all, the promise seems straightforward and simple — if I can alter the way I speak, then this will alter the way I live. But is this true?

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 31, 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.

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  • Set the course for our future – vote Tuesday

    In just a week, the campaigning will be over. Election signs will come down, and we will no longer be bombarded with political ads and the coverage of the national races on the evening news.

    We will know who is going to be the president, who will represent us in the 4th Congressional District and in the state House of Representa-tives, and who will serve on our local city councils and commissions.

  • Hard part still ahead for tax-reform commission appointed by Beshear

    From The State Journal

     

    The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform got off to a running start Tuesday with an easy decision. It won’t recommend the state extend its 6 percent sales tax to grocery purchases. The sales tax currently exempts food and prescription drugs, and both exemptions, in our opinion, should stand. Government has to have money to operate but it ought not tax the necessities of life.