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  • CFD Auxiliary hosts brunch for mothers May 19

    Carrollton Fire Department Auxiliary hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the firehouse, 750 Clay St. The following menu will be served: pancakes, scrambled eggs, smoked sausages, potatoes, coffee, juice, milk and other drinks. There will be raffle drawings, and every mother will receive a free raffle ticket for a special mothers’ gift basket.

  • Oaks Day entertainment

    A new Oaks Day event called Park After Dark will bring a live group to the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Kirby’s Dreamland will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 4 for an evening of music, drink, food, fun and friends. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with food available until 9:30 p.m. The bar will open at 6:30 p.m. and remain open until midnight.

    There is a $5 cover charge to attend that can be paid at the door.

    For more information, contact Melanie Stewart at (502) 525-0294.

  • New wrestling program underway, while play continues at county park

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation saw 12 of its first-year wrestlers seeded at the end of the year tournament at Madison, Ind. last week, Parks and Recreation director J.P. Dale announced at Fiscal Court April 24. Two wrestlers were seeded number one in their weight division, two were seeded number two and two more seeded at number three. Dale thanked Emily and Randall Prince, Chriss Spicer and Cody Human for their efforts in getting the wrestling program started.

    Dale said soccer signups start May 6. He said lifeguards are still needed for the pool.

  • No FEMA flood help for local residents

    Carroll County officials learned Tuesday that county residents will not be eligible for federal assistance to deal with damages from the flooding that occurred here in late February and the first week of March.

  • Camp Kysoc organizational meeting canceled

    KARMA, the local organization that charged itself with developing a revitalization plan for the Camp KYSOC property, had a community meeting for May 1, cancelled without a rescheduled meeting date set.

    The meeting was set by Carroll County District 2 Magistrate Kerry Graham and Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis. But Graham abruptly cancelled it on April 27.

  • Reforesting General Butler State Resort Park

    Reforest the Park saw 50 volunteers plant 84 native species trees at the front entrance at General Butler State Resort Park in one hour on April 28.

    The park was hard hit by the Emerald Ash Borer, resulting in more than 2,000 trees being removed from the park’s landscape. This project was phase one. Phase two will include planting trees in other areas affected by the borer damage to ash trees. Jeremy Chowning provided  his equipment to pre-dig each of the tree holes.

  • Jailer candidates discuss issues, show why they are the best choice

    Four Democrats and one Republican are competing for position of jailer that will be vacated when current jailer Mike Humphrey retires at the end of his term Dec. 31. Democratic candidates Ron Holloway, John Proctor, Scott Rose and Jesse Saggus will face each other in the Primary Election May 22. The winner will face Republican challenger Thomas Evens Jr. in the General Election Nov. 6.

  • Candidates aim for top spot as next Carroll County sheriff
  • Each magistrate seat up for grabs; candidates discuss the issues

    Candidates running for Carroll County’s three magisterial districts took the stage April 20, to answer questions about important issues affecting the county. The election forum was hosted by The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA and held at Carroll County Middle School. The Democratic candidates will compete in the Primary Election May 22, and the winner will face the Republican challenger Nov. 6.

  • Civil War comes to life at Point Park for students