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  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – In light of the devastation in Houston and surrounding parts of Texas from Hurricane Harvey and now the anticipated damage in the Caribbean and Florida from Hurricane Irma, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s focus on September as the National Preparedness Month takes on new importance.

  • FUEL UP! Current Trends in Sports Medicine

    MADISON, Ind. – Hosted by Hanover College, King’s Daughters’ Health will present: FUEL UP! Current Trends in Sports Nutrition at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Horner Center on the Hanover College campus. The program is free for all and parents are encouraged to attend.

    The speaker will be Dawn Weatherwax, RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSCS, a Registered Dietitian with a specialty in Sports Nutrition. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, which is the premier.

  • Military service for Clyde Carter

    A military service for Sgt. Clyde Martin Carter of Carrollton, Ky., will be held at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Ind. He was born on March 23, 1933, to Eleanor and William Carter. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 5, 1949, and was officially reported as missing in action on Nov. 29, 1950, and declared dead on Dec. 31, 1953. He was a Korean War veteran.

    He is survived by three sisters and one brother, Wanda Van Wye of Madison, Ind., Wilhelmina Moore and Patsy Devine of Carrollton; and Cecil Carter of Carrollton, Ky.

  • Team up for Texas

    In the wake of that tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation came together in unity.

    Safe from the harms of Hurricane Harvey, we realize it is time, again, to come together in unity and help those affected, who are currently without their homes, basic necessities, clothes and more.

  • Senior Calendar | Sept. 7, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

  • How can SHIP help you?

    The Legal Aid of the Bluegrass SHIP Program helps Kentuckians 60 years or older in comparing Medicare plans and making informed health care decisions.

    Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, and is the time when Medicare beneficiaries can compare their drug and health coverage options. Do not fall into the trap of keeping your current coverage without first comparing other options. You could end up paying higher monthly premiums, high deductibles and paying for medications covered under a different plan.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 7, 2017

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • How do I tell if I’m carb sensitive?

    There are practical ways of addressing this and more specific ways. For instance, you can take fasted blood sugar levels in relation to a specific type of diet and use the reading to get some form of clarity. However I’m aware most people are not going to do this, and it also becomes too technical. The other thing to consider is that even if you did this, there are many variables which over time would change.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Center for Courageous Kids is Wang’s happy place

    The Center for Courageous Kids is the happy place for Leah Wang, 9, of Carrollton, Ky. She said it is a place of peace, fun, security, joy, acceptance, love and endless possibilities for her.

    Wang was born prematurely and suffers from under developed lung disease. She is chronically asthmatic as a result of the disease. All the children who attend CCK have chronic illnesses. Wang and her mother Starla said families with chronically ill children have challenges to overcome.