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Today's Features

  • The Senate passed several bills this week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

    Many students feel bored with the pace of high school during their senior year. Senate Bill 86, passed with bipartisan support, helps focus our students on the higher challenges required of them. It provides an early graduation option to high school students who meet course requirements, grade point average and college readiness standards. 

  • Editor:

    Carroll County Girl Scout Daisy Troop 337 would like to thank Kroger and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for helping  us support First Lady Beshear’s Shop and Share event this weekend by helping us take donations for the Domestic Violence Awareness Shelters of Kentucky.  Our Daisy Girls experienced first hand what a wonderful, giving community that they live in, and how very important it is to give to people in need. 

  • Matt and Kendra Dalton of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayden Layne Dalton, born Jan. 9, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    She weighed 7 pounds 9.4 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    Her big brother, 23 month old, Hunter Dalton helped welcome her home.

    Maternal grandparents are Allen and Tonya Rassman of Carrollton.

    Paternal grandparents are Gene and Kim Webster of Ghent and the late Brent Dalton.

  • Do you like to walk? We are starting a new program to get out and walk together during these colder winter days and continue into warmer spring days. 

    We will meet at the Extension office, get outdoors and walk, and then return to the Extension office to talk about the benefits of walking, sharing and a bite to eat. 

    We invite you to join us Mondays from 4-5 p.m. as follows:

    Monday Feb. 13: Winter Walks and Chili

    Monday, Feb. 20: Winter Walks and a Wrap

    Monday, Feb. 27: Winter Walks and Supper Soup

  • Most people are aware of the danger to ash trees from the emerald ash borer throughout North America.

    Accord-ing to a sobering USDA Forest Service publication, “Emerald ash borer is the most destructive forest insect introduced into North America in recent history. Our present ability to detect, contain, eradicate, or manage EAB infestations is limited ... The eventual loss of the vast majority of ash trees in North America should be anticipated.”

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga (new day), 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 9: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, 4-6 years old, 1:30 p.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.; United Authors Writing group, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 10: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, Valentine craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 11: Digital photography, 10-noon; teen movie, “Real Steel”, 2 p.m.

  • Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, are you ready? That is the day I like to make something special for my sweetie. 

    He has always done sweet things for me, but I must admit, I would discover what he was going to do before he got the chance to present it.

    In our first years of marriage, money was tight, so we gave each other small things. I would make a special dinner with a luscious dessert, and one time he gave me nail polish. It was so sweet, but unfortunately, I guessed it before he had the chance to surprise me.