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Today's News

  • Sports help children learn social skills, increase their fitness by getting active

    The beginning of a new school year is here.

    The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports.

    Sports are a great way for your child to get active, gain confidence, make friends and learn life skills like responsibility and teamwork.

    If your child has never played sports or is transitioning to a new school, check the school’s website for the types of sports they offer and whether or not your child has to try out.

  • Workshop aids in controlling stormwater runoff during rain

    A Rain Garden Workshop will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30. The cost for the class is $15.  The agenda for the workshop will include classroom-style material in the morning, lunch and hands-on building of the rain garden in the afternoon.

  • Take an active interest in your school-age child’s homework

    As a new school year starts, now is the time to develop some good habits to be the best supporter of your child’s learning that you can be.

    No, that doesn’t mean doing homework for your child. Here are some wise suggestions that help your child learn. By following these tips, you show your child that you are interested in helping him or her succeed in school and, in turn be successful throughout his entire life.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 21, 2014

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13-14, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Kentucky plays key role in the nation’s medical advances

    Several weeks ago, Kentucky received international attention when we learned that an Owensboro facility was the home of an experimental serum given to two Americans who had become infected with the Ebola virus in Africa.

    While more work is necessary to determine the treatment’s effectiveness, it nonetheless speaks well of our state that we can play a leading role in tackling what has been called the world’s worst outbreak of this disease.

    What makes this treatment unique is that it was produced using a plant Kentucky knows well: tobacco.

  • Going Pro
  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 21, 2014

    Thursday, Aug. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; single serving recipes, test a few favorite recipes, you’ll go home with a booklet of recipes to try, for older kids and adults, 11 a.m.; teen movie, “Amazing Spiderman 2”, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Aug. 21, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 21: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 22: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; nutrition with Peggy, 11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; ice cream social, 12:30 p.m.

  • Community support provides for programs

    We have all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I think that applies to raising great children and raising a great community.  This year the library had one of it’s most successful Summer Reading Program, with more than 2,000 people attending events for families and children in the months of June and July. 

  • Trimble Class of ‘74 plans Oct. 11 reunion

    Reunion plans for the 1974 Class of Trimble County High School are being finalized. The class will gather at Shaker Village on Oct. 11. The class needs information for Betsy Bruce, Vickie Coons and Debra Hensley. For information on the event, contact Connie Johnson at (812) 599-0841 or Sheila Rowlett at (502) 904-3630.