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  • Prevent, protect against mosquitos

    As we come up to Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 26 through July 2, enjoy the summer and protect yourselves from mosquitos.

    As mosquitos bite, they can transfer diseases. These diseases may infect you or your pets, and may include West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, or dog heartworm.

    While many mosquitos may not carry disease, the red dot which is left behind is caused by an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva.

    To reduce the risk of mosquito bites, follow the three D’s of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).

  • Nothing works unless you do

    How many fad diets do you see or do you have pushed in your direction in a weeks time? Have you noticed when you or someone you know lose a noticeable amount of weight or inches the first question is what is your secret? Have you noticed while watching TV or scrolling on social media how many advertisements and fad diets try to suck you in with success stories and pictures?

  • Kentucky has received national awards for the state’s major job announcements

    Site Selection is not a magazine most of us would keep on our coffee table, but for those in government and business who track economic development, this publication is one not to be missed.

    Fortunately, it has had a lot of good things to say about Kentucky in recent years, and over the past two, it has awarded us its annual Governor’s Cup for having more major job announcements than any other state on a per capita basis.

  • Four part docu-series gives reasons why people need to find time to cook

    In my mind, Summer Reading Program is synonymous with children’s programming. It is a huge component of what we do every summer. It is the one place we feel that we can step in and help the school system end the “summer slide.”

    But this year, we decided to incorporate some adult and family programming. We could all stand to learn a little more about living a healthier lifestyle. There is so much information out there, and “healthy lifestyle” can mean so many different things. The obvious answer is exercise and diet. I wish it was that simple.

  • Stop by Kroger for subscription special, talk with news staff

    Are you interested in subscribing to The News-Democrat? Or have you already been a subscriber in the past and you’ve let your subscription lapse? We’re here to help!

    Stop by Kroger in Carrollton today between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and see Publisher Jeff Moore and myself. We will have a special subscription offer for any new subscriber who stops by our table and signs up, as well as for any current subscriber who switches to EZ Pay.

  • You can’t cardio away bad food choices

    Yep, that’s right. Although so many of you try to do just that–make a poor decision then figure you can just cardio it away like it never happened. Nice try, and I applaud your effort, but it is not that simple.

    Simply do what you’re supposed to do and this will never be an issue.

    Remember, if you are eating for a certain “look,” the cardio isn’t going to control that damage. If you’re just trying to be balanced and healthy, you’re losing your balance.

  • Everyone has a role in Zika fight

    Kentucky New Era

    Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of Kentucky’s hot and muggy summers, but this year there’s much more at stake. There are serious health risks because of the likely spread of the Zika virus.

    Most health officials agree that’s it’s not a matter of whether the United States will experience a Zika outbreak. It’s a matter of when.

  • Champions receives mini grant

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton once again. If you read that sentence and seemed confused, that is okay, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to MADD.org (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Legislature worked to improve services veterans

    This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.