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  • A surprise anniversary party was recently held at Grace Ann Tharp’s house for Mary Jo and Dave Corley. The couple celebrated their 60th annivesary. Pictured from left are Mary Jo and Dave Corley, and Hazel and David Willhoite, who have been married 45 years. (Photo by Carolyn Jones)

  • Girl Scout Troop 1641 volunteered their time Thursday, July 31, to help Carrollton Public Works employees Ronnie Knight and Troy Harell spread mulch at the 2Rivers Campground. Troop leader Kimberly Bowen said she asked Knight for a project the girls could help with so they could earn their community service badge.

  • By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School agriculture teacher Joe Vessels recently was awarded the Kentucky Department of Conservation Teacher of the Year.

    Vessels, originally a Payneville native from Meade County, began working in Carroll County in 2007 after he was offered the agriculture teacher’s job at the high school. He said farming was engrained in him at an early age, when he lived with his parents and five brothers and sisters on a corn and soybean farm.

  • By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern

    Jessica Embry’s story is a tale of her father’s lasting impact and realizing as an adolescent the need for people to help other people.

    Embry, 40, lives in Carrollton with her husband and two daughters. She said her large family has always been an inspiration to her career and personal life, especially after watching her father, Jackie Hughes, and working with her cousin who has Down syndrome.

    “When I was seven, my dad had a motor vehicle accident,” Embry said.

  • Thursday, May 29

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

    Carroll County Animal Support will have a volunteer recruitment meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the Carroll County Courthouse. Refreshments available. The group will have information and sign-up sheets for anyone interested in volunteering at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Duties primary include working with the dogs at the shelter to exercise and help socialize them and helping with on-site adoption events.

  • A hymn sing will be at Hopewell Community Church, Locust Road, Bedford, Saturday, May 31, 4-8 p.m. Come participate or enjoy music and fellowship.

    Refreshments will be served. For more info call  (502) 693-8094.

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5,  at the Pleasant View Baptist church.

  • Unlike the ancient Israelites, I’m not in the habit of naming rocks.

    Not being judgmental, just never thought to do so.

    Apparently, the Philistines were set to slaughter the Israelites. Full-on assault, take no prisoners.

    If you recall from the story of David and Goliath, the Philistines were huge, mean and scary. So, when the Israelites heard about the upcoming attack, they went to their leader, Samuel, and begged him to ask God to save them.

  • The new single-use liquid laundry detergent packs that dissolve in the washing machine are convenient and easy to use. But if you have (or care for) small children, be especially careful to keep them locked up and out of reach. 

    All cleaning products should be kept out of the reach of children, but these new laundry pods present an even greater risk. With their bright colors and squishy feel, they may look to a child like something fun to play with or good to eat. 

  • Insect infestations in stored wheat can cost a lot of money in treatment expenses or elevator discounts.  The best way to avoid insect problems in stored wheat is to follow preventive management practices from harvest until delivery of the crop for sale.

    These steps include conscientious equipment management before, during, and after harvest as well as good sanitation practices.  Other safeguards are thoroughly drying the crop, timely aeration, and frequently checking grain condition.

  • The Covergirls Quilt Club will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, June 9 at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton. They will start working on the beautiful “Blue Pinwheels Quilt that they are making to be raffled off at the Goldenrod Gala in late August.

  • 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, May 29: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 30: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, May 29: 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, May 30: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, May 31: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, 2 p.m.

    For more information, call Carroll County Public Library at (502) 732-7020.

  • A group of News-Democrat readers took a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and posed for a picture with a copy of the newspaper Saturday night on Broadway. From left: (back) Donnie Wright and James Franklin; (front) Teresa Polley, Tina Marie Stout-Smith and Rachel Lynn Troxell.

  • Darrell and Debbie Wright of Sanders announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mollie Darrah Wright, to Ryan Douglas Shirley, son of Suann McGuire and Bryan Shirley of Warsaw.

    The bride to be is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a teacher at Carroll County High School. 

    The groom elect is a 2009 graduate of Gallatin County High School and is employed by Heritage Environmental.

  • Dana Wesley, Tim McAlister, Kyle McAlister and Todd Dunn invite you to join them in celebrating their parents, Jerry and Jean McAlister, and Bill and Barbara Dunn’s, 50th wedding anniversary, 6 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Old English Schoolhouse in English, Ky.  There will be food, dancing and memories to be shared.

    Mr. and Mrs. McAlister and Mr. and Mrs. Dunn, all of Carrollton, held a double wedding ceremony on June 6, 1964, at English Christian Church in English, officiated by the Rev. Tom Mefford and the Rev. Wallace Randall.

  • The bright, royal blue polo shirt was what caught the reporter’s eye during a public meeting several months ago at Madison’s Brown Gymnasium. Stitched in gold on the left breast were the words “Trimble County High School Alumni.” The wearer, sporting a bright red goatee, was an affable young man who seemingly doesn’t meet a stranger. His name is Larry “Red Dog” Collins and he has a significant responsibility with the new Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • The plan was to stay in Carrollton for five years, then move back to the family farm near Scottsbluff, Neb.

    But plans change, especially when a young man meets a pretty local girl and falls in love.

    That’s what happened to Scott Nab, who came to work at Dow Corning’s Carrollton Plant in January 1992, right after graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.

  • Last season when then-junior Michael Hall set the Carroll County High School scoring record with 21 goals, head coach Ben Crutcher thought soccer could not be beat.

    But Hall proved it could be. By a lot.

    In his senior season, Hall scored 36 goals and dished out 13 assists – tying Brandon Stewart’s school record set last season – and helped his team win back-to-back 31st District championships. He will hang up his black-and-gold Panthers jersey as the all-time scoring leader with 70 career goals.