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  • Carrollton Federal continues streak of top five-star rating

    Bauer Financial in Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, recently announced that Carrollton Federal Bank in Carrollton has once again secured its highest, five-star rating. According to a news release from the company, a five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. In fact, Carrollton Federal Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 31 consecutive quarters.

  • Readers on Vacation | April 26, 2018
  • 2018 Easter Coloring Contest Winners

    These children were the winners of The News-Democrat’s 2018 Easter Coloring Contest, sponsored by Hometown Pizza. Every participant received a coupon for a free individual pizza and the winners also received a coupon for a free large pizza.

  • 4-H trap shooting meeting April 22

    The 4-H Trap shooting sports team will hold its first meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, behind Kinman Chevrolet. Trap shooting coach Randy Glauber said all interested youth are invited to attend. He said 4-H has shotguns youth can use and the targets and ammunition are provided by grants 4-H receives from several shooting organizations.

    Glauber said all the instructors are certified. The meeting and practice sessions are usually held on Sunday afternoons.

  • CFD golf scramble April 28 at Fairway

    Carrollton Fire Department golf hosts its annual golf scramble April 28, at Fairway Golf Course, 4940 Hwy. 227 N in Wheatley, Ky. Proceeds benefit the CFD Christmas With A Fireman program and/or WHAS Crusade For Children. Shotgun start at 2 p.m.

    Cost is $60 for non-member golfers and $50 for member golfers. Golfers will compete on a four-person team. Fee includes cart and green fees and door prizes.

    For more information, contact Brandon Terrell, (859) 992-6588 or Chief Mike Terrell, (502) 732-7041.

  • Easter basket giveaway
  • Changes to Medicare in June

    In an effort to better protect the identities of people on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have changed Medicare cards. Starting in June 2018, Kentuckians on Medicare will be receiving a new Medicare card. No longer will a person’s social security number be used as the Medicare ID number. Instead, Medicare recipients will be receiving a new Medicare ID number that is unique to them. The new card will not change the coverage or benefits.

  • CAC hosts a 5K walk/run Saturday

    The Christian Academy of Carrollton is hosting a 5K walk and run Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park to raise money for this year’s junior and senior class mission trip.

    The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. A t-shirt is included and will be distributed at the event. Meet at the back entrance of the park off Eleventh Street. For more information, call CAC at (502) 732-4734.

  • Remember the Maine! Memories of Carrollton at the start of the Spanish-American War, 1898

    On April 25, 1898, when Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe was 14, the United States declared war on Spain to halt Spain’s empire-building in the western hemisphere – my basic understanding of a complex world situation.

    Sarah read about the Spanish-American War in the Carrollton Democrat and in magazines. She heard conversations about it at school and at her family’s dinner table. Still, from her perspective, the war seemed to have little effect on her family and friends in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Harlem Wizards return April 26

    The Harlem Wizards return to Carroll County High School Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for children and adults. The event is hosted by The Family Ties Resource Center.

    Tickets purchased before the event are $8 for general admission, $25 for Courtside Plus. Tickets can be purchased at Cartmell and Kathryn Winn Primary until the day of the game, April 26, and can be bought online at www.harlemwizards.com. General admission tickets will also be available at the door before the game for $10 each.