Today's News

  • Three to receive EKU dean’s award

    Three area students are among 505 that Eastern Kentucky University announced as Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2012 semester.

    Award recipients include: Jillian Leigh Butcher, Carrollton, a junior pre-RN Pre-Nursing major; Jacob Allen Blair, Bedford, a sophomore journalism major; Karen Denise Popp,  Bedford, a senior General Studies in arts and sciences major.

  • Student of the week:Marissa Poe

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Learning all my sight words so I can learn to read.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?


    What was the last book you read? 

    “I Love Snow”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Little Mermaid”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Wants to go to college, but not sure where yet

  • Honor Roll | Feb. 6, 2013

    The following are honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

    Cartmell Elementary School

    Third Grade
    All A

    Victoria Brock, Jubilee Burnham, Rebecca Campbell, Julieanna Clifton, Taylor Courtney, Whitley Cummings, Cameron Darnold, Ashlyn Davis, Sophia Fremin, Christy Galvez-Ramirez, Karyna Garcia, Jaxon Hewitt, Layne Huesman, Henry Kwok, Laurel Lewis, Bailee Matthews, Aryanna McClain, MaKenzi McHenry, Chloe O’Banion, Megan Perkinson, Spencer Reynolds, Carlos Sanchez, Ashton Stephenson, Bailey Stewart, Antonio Welch and Jessica York.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Feb. 6, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 6

    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.

    Thursday, Feb. 7

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

    Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group meets at noon at the Subway in downtown Carrollton. Guest speaker will be Dee Moore of Social Services. Lunch, youth craft provided.

    Friday, Feb. 8

  • Infinite Realm to perform Feb. 16 at Carrollton church

    Infinite Realm’s Week of Compassion concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Everyone is invited to attend an evening of southern gospel.

    A love offering will be taken to benefit the needy throughout the world.

  • God works for the good of all as in this story of a heavenly hole-in-one

    There were three people in heaven who decided one day to play a round of golf at the Heavenly Country Club.

    The first man stepped up to the tee, hit his drive, and watched as it headed straight for the water hazard. Just as the ball was about to land in the water, he raised his club, pointed it out over the water, and the waters parted, allowing the ball to land on dry ground. He walked out between the two columns of water and hit a perfect second shot, right in the middle of the green. One of his partners said, “Wow, good shot, Moses!”

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 6, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Carroll County book offers gift of area’s history, heritage; goes on sale Feb. 11

    So, the day finally came.

    On Friday, Jan. 25, while working here in the office, we received a package that was addressed to Editor Jeff Moore. It was a clear package, and to our delight we could see that it was an advance copy of “Carroll County” from Arcadia Publishing. (Woot!)

    I was amused that the area newspaper editors got their copies before I got my own, which didn’t arrive to my house until Tuesday.

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  • When all else fails: Eight steps to putting on muscle

    You want to put on some muscle and you’re tired of waiting. You’re ready to take your physique to the next leveling terms of pure, big time muscle and or size. 

    Here are some tips to all you hardgainers out there who are going to keep trying to get it done.