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Today's Features

  • Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces landed at the beaches of Normandy, France and commenced the invasion of Europe.

    A wire report in the June 8, 1944 edition of the News-Democrat relayed, “The scale of coming battles is expected to be beyond anything heretofore experienced in this war, and according to Allied commanders, a strong, mounting attack of all the armies of the Allied nations will be developed for total victory.”

  • The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) held the organization’s 86th annual State Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Louis-ville, Ken-tucky May 14-16. More than 575 attendees from across the state, including 95 first-time participants, took part in the three-day meeting celebrating the theme “The Sun Shines Bright.”

    Five Homemakers and I attended the meeting from Carroll County. They included Patty Kost, Georgia Miley, Pat Kindoll, Marie Vandiver and Pat Watkins.

  • Tomorrow marks Opening Day for the 2019 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall on the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 1 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows being held over the coming week:

  • *New events in bold. Carroll County High School home games are bold and italicized.

    Ongoing Community Services/Centers

    Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information, Call 502-732-7020 or fax 502-732-7122.

  • The Port William Historical Society met May 21, at the Masterson House with six members attending. Vice-president Luanne Simmons welcomed everyone to the meeting. The minutes of the April meeting were approved as presented. The financial report will be presented at another meeting.

    The city and county governments have approved the society’s request for a donation. The society greatly appreciates their generous support.

  • Each May, the Administration for Aging leads the nation in observance of Older Americans Month. This year the theme is Connect, Create, Contribute.

    This theme encourages our seniors to connect with friends families and services, create by engaging in activities that promote personal enrichment and contribute time, talents and life experience to benefit their community! Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger.

  • A free summer lunch food program will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, June 18 – Friday, Aug. 16: lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, food will be served at Ghent Baptist Church, 203 Ferry St., in Ghent; Wednesdays, at Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St., in Carrollton; Thursday, Sanders Baptist Church, 4365 Hwy 467 in Sanders; and Fridays, Worthville Baptist Church, 652 Hwy 467 in Worthville.

  • Hello once again my friends. Somehow someway summer appeared out of nowhere. What were once 70 degree days with cool nights have now morphed into upper 80s and pop up thundershowers. Which tells me one thing — it’s time to barbecue.

    Barbecue is a funny word. It means different things to different people. To some, barbecue is throwing some burgers on the grill. To others it means pulled pork or sliced brisket. The one thing that ties it all together though is that it’s outside cooking. And anytime we can get outside, it’s a good day.