The News-Democrat

    Lillian Eaves celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

    According to Barbara Long, this would make her the same age as U.S. President Richard Nixon, had he lived. Both Eaves and Nixon were born on Jan. 6, 1913.

  • 9th Street Easy Holiday Brie
By Deborah Garrett

  • Carroll County Public Library - No children’s programming after Dec. 14. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information.  

    Thursday, Dec. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.

  • After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • It was Bingo time at the Carroll County Senior Center on Tuesday morning, drawing at least 20 gamers who were vying for snacks and “The Big Cash Prize” ... which one player quipped might buy a gallon of gas this week for the winner.


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Few students from this Carroll County get to attend “The No. 1 high school in the nation,” but Linda Aguazul, a senior this year at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was born and raised here.

    Gatton Academy was recently named the top high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine, according to the Newsweek website. Gatton is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  •  On the morning of writing this column, I was blessed with picking peaches from our very own peach tree. Why do I say blessed? I am blessed because one year we had several peaches on the tree one day, and the very next day they were all gone. 

  •  With this heat we have been having, I am sure it’s just as hard for you as it is for me to decide what to prepare for every meal. 

    I sometimes just stand in front of the open refrigerator door and try to figure out what sounds good.  Then I think about all the fresh foods now coming from our gardens and try to determine the best way to prepare them.

    You know, we don’t always have to cook the food. Many times it is even better eaten raw.

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.

  •  Sometimes, with the right group of people, it doesn’t matter how much time passes from the last time you were together.

    That’s the way it was for me the weekend of June 23-24, when my best friend and I took a road trip to a tiny town in the Catskills of upstate New York to reunite with some of my co-workers from the past.

  •  Sometimes, with the right group of people, it doesn’t matter how much time passes from the last time you were together.

    That’s the way it was for me the weekend of June 23-24, when my best friend and I took a road trip to a tiny town in the Catskills of upstate New York to reunite with some of my co-workers from the past.

  • • Born and raised in Owen County

    • Resides in Owen County with his wife of 26 years, Tracy

    • Has three children and three grandchildren

    • Graduated from Owen County High School and attended night classes at Kentucky State University and Northern Kentucky University

    • Worked in construction for more than 25 years

    • Served as certified home inspector and building inspector in Owen County for eight years before coming to Carrollton

  •  The weather is getting warmer, and Kentuckians are again firing up their grills for tasty burgers and steaks. Gov. Steve Beshear recognizes this American tradition and has proclaimed May 2012 Beef Month in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

     “I urge all Kentuckians to support Kentucky’s beef cattle industry and to salute the cattle farmers for their contribution to Kentucky’s agricultural and rural economy during the month of May,” Beshear said.

  •  With a little understanding, Expected Progeny Differences may actually be the best tool producers have to address the genetics of their herds.

    While calculating EPD takes a lot of math, producers do not have to do the math; they just need to understand the answers. The calculation results usually appear in the first pages of a sire summary before the actual EPD tables. They may look a little confusing, but the information is very beneficial. It comes down to the fact that you are buying the DNA of a particular animal.

  •  This is the perfect time to take in the beauty in the state of Kentucky and the good news is that you can get in a lot of good exercise while we are doing it.

    In fact, walking and hiking can help you lose weight, decrease blood pressure and improve bone strength.

  • There’s a new face attending to patients at Carroll County Family Practice.

    Dr. Milagros Rivera began working at the practice, located in Carroll County Memorial Hospital, about two weeks ago after more than 13 years as a physician in the Louisville metropolitan area.

    Rivera, who is fluent in Spanish, has a passion for family practice and hopes to help members of the local Hispanic community.