• Support helped make pageant a success


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who helped make the Relay for Life Pageants 2011 a great success. With everyone’s help, “Team Robbins” raised a total of $2,667 to help raise awareness and fight for a cure for Relay for Life.

  • Group appreciates support for animals week


    On behalf of the Carroll County Animal Support group, I would like to thank those who participated in the third Annual Kentucky Week of the Animals.  We had a full week of activities.  We received acknowledgement from the state organization for being the group in the participating 15 states who held an activity each day of animal week.

  • Bullying at school must be addressed


    I am writing about a concern for the bullying that occurs in our schools. My 11-year-old daughter was recently a victim of a serious offense that occurred on the bus. My little girl has been being bullied by the same little boy for the last three years.

  • Basketball camp raised funds for Relay for Life team


    Carrollton Federal Bank sponsored Hoop Shooters basketball camp and Little Rookies basketball tournament during spring break.

    The event was held at the Kathryn Winn Primary School. There were 25 children who attended the camp and four teams that participated in the tourney.

  • Show support for hydro power project


    We are writing in reference to the headline article in the April 6 News-Democrat about the hydro electric project at Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River. As Gary Burbank would say, “Wake up, America!” This is green power. This is very much a project we should be supporting. It would be great to capture every bit of mechanical energy possible from all our dams. We would get power and not consume any of our earth’s natural resources, with no pollution, and affect the community very little.

  • April brings Autism Awareness month


    It is that time of the year again. Time for my Autism Fundraiser. It is planned for Sunday, April 10, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton. I plan to start at 12:15 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall.

    A spaghetti lunch will be served that includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, brownies and a drink. Prices are $5 for 11 years old and above, and $3 for children under 10 years old.

  • Family suffers the loss of two pets to traffic


    My 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son lost two cats due to people running over them within a three month frame.

    My daughter was in the driveway when the second cat got hit. She said it crawled to hide under one of our vehicles. She went over to it and moved Pumpkin, her family pet, to it’s bed on the porch.

    She watched it suffer and die within minutes. My kids were sad and crying for the second time.

  • Dow Corning donated materials for new roof


    I am writing this letter from the administration and the board of directors of Carroll County Memorial Hospital to recognize the donation of materials by Dow Corning Corporation for our capital roofing project.

  • CCAS works hard to help local animals


    I am writing as a reminder that we are still working very hard in Carroll County for the homeless, abused and neglected animals. The week of April 9-17 is “Kentucky Week of the Animals.” We have put together a wonderful week of events (see calendar in this paper).

  • Those involved in search appreciated


    I would like  to take this opportunity to thank everyone that was involved in the search  for my dad, Mitch Vories.

    Special thanks are in order for Pastor Keith Mendenhall of Relevant Church,  Mike and Emily Beard, Roxie McNamara, and to my mother Jennifer Stewart for  putting together a beautiful memorial service for dad. He would truly have  been proud.