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  • Soap Box Derby new to this year’s Race Fest event June 26

    Good luck Chamber Golf Scramble participants! The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual golf scramble is currently under way today, May 15, at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

    The proceeds from the event provide funding for scholarships for our local students and for chamber events.

    Check out next month’s chamber article for a recap of the event.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Race Fest Day is Wednesday, June 26 on Main Street in downtown Carrollton.  The event will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Take advantage of genealogy events

    One of the things I like most about genealogists is their thirst for continuing education.

    Year-round, conferences and workshops are offered on a wide range of topics by local, state, regional and national organizations. It’s possible that someone with unlimited time and financial resources could attend two or three a month. Maybe more.

    I encourage anyone interested in family history research – whether for your own enjoyment or as a paid professional – to seek out these opportunities.

  • Play ball! Little League was ‘family’ affair

    Last week I read an article in the paper about the man from Williamsport, Penn., who started  Little League. Teen-age boys who wanted to play baseball other than on the school teams had a league, but there was not one at that time for pre-teen youth. And note, I said boys; no girls played little league for decades to come.

  • Take time to thank a teacher who has made a difference

    Typically in my monthly column, I address legal issues or current topics in the legal field, but, with your indulgence, I am going to deviate slightly this month.

    In case you did not know, this is National Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a week when we are to give thanks to those who give so much.

  • There’s big efficiency in small things

    Nothing is more heartbreaking in homeownership than the high price of a large problem that started as a small, inexpensive problem. If you own a home, it is only a matter of time until you trace back a big mess to a failed part that cost $1.87.

    It plays out the same way with children.

  • First responders recognized during May

    They may wear a variety of uniforms and have different areas of expertise, but one quality binds all first responders: They’re the ones who immediately run toward an emergency when the first impulse is to run away.

    Their invaluable contributions have been highlighted in recent weeks in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, the ricin-poisoned letters in Washington, D.C., and Mississippi and the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

  • Tips help recover faster from muscle soreness

    After a hard day or week of training, it’s common, even with proper technique, to build up a deep, unending soreness in the muscles. Soreness is a good thing, it means you worked a muscle or muscle group hard enough to feel it, but recovering isn’t always quick or easy. Here are a few great tips on how to minimize recovery time.

  • Rid yourself of the ‘food rut’ by trying new things

    Hello once again my friends. It seems like it was just yesterday we were talking about hummus and how growing our food variety can add so many new flavors and tastes into our lives.

  • ND team addresses paper delivery issues

    For many of our subscribers, our recent delivery of The News-Democrat fell short of the good service they expect.

    A variety of different issues that cropped up over the past couple of months led to late deliveries for folks who are used to finding their newspaper in their mailbox on Wednesdays.

    Our team at The News-Democrat, with support from other offices within our company and the plant that prints the newspaper, have worked diligently to resolve these issues.

  • Friday event to raise awareness of child abuse in Carroll County

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “Substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

    To bring awareness and spread knowledge on this issue, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County sponsors the annual Carrollton Child Abuse Prevention Event every April.