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Today's Features

  • SFC William P. Lewis, II of Carrollton was presented the award for 2017 NCO Soldier of the Year at a ceremony May 4. He was chosen from soldiers in three states.

    During the presentation his superior, Master Sergeant Chad Savage, said Lewis is physically fit, mentally fit and spiritually fit.

    Lewis will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in October where he will be honored for this accomplishment.

    Lewis serves in the Ohio National Guard based in Cincinnati.

    He is married to Brittany Tiller Lewis, and they reside in Carrollton.

  • Eight Carroll County women recently competed in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon April 29, in Louisville. Jenna Groves, Amy Eversole, Tonya Martin and Melanie Groves ran their first full marathon (26.2 miles). Hayley Franklin, Amy Alsup, Michelle Griffith and Katrina True ran the half marathon (13.1 miles). 

  • Veteran community engagement professional Amanda Peters was named Heroin Impact Response Task Force Coordinator at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District in April.

    The Heroin Impact Response Task Force was formed in 2012, bringing together more than 15 community partners in a united effort to ensure the people of Northern Kentucky will have access to life-saving and life-restoring resources for addiction that will reduce its impact in our communities.

  • The Carrollton Fire Department/Rina Moore Vankleef Memorial WHAS Crusade for Children concert will be held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, May 27.

    The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features Captain Backfire, rock and funk band that plays rock and fund music covering four decades.

    Local musician Jordan Bales is bringing his band Bales and Twine to the show. Bales’s Facebook page said his band is going to start promoting more of their original music from here on out and performing some all original shows this year under the name Bales and Twine.

  • The average age of farmers in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be a difficult topic to discuss.

    It is important to realize that at some point every farm business will experience a transfer of ownership, either with or without owner participation. The farm business can transfer in one of two ways: either as a viable farm business or as a set of assets.

  • With summer coming and school being out soon, there will be more and more traffic on the roads. Being aware of drivers around you and being extra careful will help cut down on accidents and could save your life.

    It is estimated that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use. There are many myths regarding cell phone use and driving. Many people know that using cell phones to text while driving is dangerous, but many underestimate the danger that is still present when using the cell phone for a conversation while driving.

  • As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues: