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Today's Features

  • Hello once again, my friends. I am looking out the window and all I can see is sunshine and warm temperatures. OK, I'm kidding about the last part. The sun might be shining, but winter doesn't seem to want to give up its grip, so the temperatures are cool and breezy. But oh well, we all know spring is coming and, with it, all the great summertime foods.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories: Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adult. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In the United States, more than 17 million bulls that range in age from one day to one year are castrated yearly. Tetanus is a potentially life-threatening neurologic disease affecting all species of domestic livestock, including cattle, so it is important for producers to take steps to prevent it.

  • Carroll County Extension Homemakers will raise funds for ovarian cancer research programs by donating $1 per member out of their annual dues. This year we are also having three additional fundraising events to help.

  • 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.

  • 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.