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Today's News

  • General Assembly wraps up busy first week of 2015

    FRANKFORT – Though regular sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly are yearly events, in many ways each one signals a fresh start.

     That was clear this week as the 2015 legislative session convened with numerous new faces in both the House and Senate. The larger-than-usual freshmen class includes six new senators (two of whom previously served in the House) and 11 new House members (one of whom previously served in that chamber.)

  • Senior Calendar | Jan. 15, 2015

    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, Jan. 15: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 16: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo @ Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 19: Closed for the holiday!

  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 15, 2015

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, Jan. 15: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class. 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; color blank toys, sign up please, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • A batch of random thoughts, including to love neighbor and bear their burdens

    Once a month or so, I make my husband a huge pot of vegetable soup and divide it into small plastic containers to put in the freezer for his lunch.

    Usually, my soup is delicious, except for the batch I just made. I forgot to put in the chopped onion and my husband said it was way too salty.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 15, 2015

    Thursday, Jan. 15

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

     

    Friday, Jan. 16

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Church News | Jan. 15, 2015

    First Apostolic hosts Mom’s Day of Prayer

    For the third straight year, the First Apostolic Church of Carrollton has been asked to host the Mom’s Day of Prayer for the state of Kentucky.

    It is a call to prayer for all mothers of all denominations to bind together and pray over children. The Mom’s Day of Prayer is now a worldwide movement.

  • Dog club, country ham curing next for 4-H program

    Most children are introduced to “man’s best friend” early in life, but oftentimes a dog’s care, training and upkeep are chores left to their parents. The 4-H dog program offers young dog enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about all aspects of canines and strengthen the bond between them.

  • Tips on how to safely operate a generator at home

    Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, we need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

    Make sure to purchase a generator that is rated for the amount of power needed and buy one that will supply more than needed so you do not blow a fuse or damage the equipment you plan to attach to the generator.

  • Public records | Jan. 15, 2015

    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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  • Carroll County Schools its recognizes school board members

    When John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the other signers of the Declaration of Independence imagined a new form of government, their vision was one where citizens controlled the levers of power. Rather than kings and bureaucrats, the people would choose leaders from among their peers. This idea permeated American society, creating a culture of democracy that endures to this day.