• Girls’ tennis coach to resign position


  • Group not accepting pets from owners


    Eight years ago Phyllis Codling McLaughlin and I started Carroll County Animal Support with the idea to help the homeless and helpless dogs at our local animal shelter. And over the years we have saved hundreds from being euthanized. We get no funding from local, state or federal agencies; we get our funds through fundraising, donations from local industries and some wonderful citizens. We do not have a physical shelter but foster the dogs mostly in my home and boarding kennel and some other foster homes.

  • Food drive aids many


    The Carroll County Food Bank would like to thank Carrollton Main Street Program for the food drive they held the week of Easter.

    Mary Katherine Smith

    Carroll County Food Bank

  • Neighbors, police come to couple’s aid


    I want to extend my gratification to the residents of Carrollton especially Carl and Katie Walters, Cassie and Sam Proctor and Retha Simmones.

    On Monday night, May 2, my boyfriend and I were getting ready for bed. I went to my front door and looked out. Our streetlight was out, which was odd. I shut the door and locked it and said, “Well, it’s a good night for some mischief.”

  • Support helped make pageant a success


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who helped make the Relay for Life Pageants 2011 a great success. With everyone’s help, “Team Robbins” raised a total of $2,667 to help raise awareness and fight for a cure for Relay for Life.

  • Group appreciates support for animals week


    On behalf of the Carroll County Animal Support group, I would like to thank those who participated in the third Annual Kentucky Week of the Animals.  We had a full week of activities.  We received acknowledgement from the state organization for being the group in the participating 15 states who held an activity each day of animal week.

  • Bullying at school must be addressed


    I am writing about a concern for the bullying that occurs in our schools. My 11-year-old daughter was recently a victim of a serious offense that occurred on the bus. My little girl has been being bullied by the same little boy for the last three years.

  • Basketball camp raised funds for Relay for Life team


    Carrollton Federal Bank sponsored Hoop Shooters basketball camp and Little Rookies basketball tournament during spring break.

    The event was held at the Kathryn Winn Primary School. There were 25 children who attended the camp and four teams that participated in the tourney.

  • Show support for hydro power project


    We are writing in reference to the headline article in the April 6 News-Democrat about the hydro electric project at Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River. As Gary Burbank would say, “Wake up, America!” This is green power. This is very much a project we should be supporting. It would be great to capture every bit of mechanical energy possible from all our dams. We would get power and not consume any of our earth’s natural resources, with no pollution, and affect the community very little.

  • April brings Autism Awareness month


    It is that time of the year again. Time for my Autism Fundraiser. It is planned for Sunday, April 10, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton. I plan to start at 12:15 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall.

    A spaghetti lunch will be served that includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, brownies and a drink. Prices are $5 for 11 years old and above, and $3 for children under 10 years old.