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  • VanDiver gives back to help area youth

    After a 27-year teaching career, Marie VanDiver decided to follow her passion into retirement–right back into the classroom. She volunteered with the kindergarten and first-grade classes at Kathryn Winn Primary as an aide and is now involved with the Carroll County Extension Service’s 4-H program.
    “Being a teacher, I want to help children,” she said, “so any place that children are involved, those are the places I am most interested in.”

  • Football fanatic: Cauley leads youth, operates clock for CCHS

    Football has been a part of Terry Cauley’s life for as long as he can remember.

    In the late 1960’s he played in Carroll County’s youth league on the Blue Cats team and finished his playing career at Carroll County High School after the 1975 season. 

    In 1979, Cauley received a phone call that started him on the path to a 36-year relationship with the Carroll County youth football program now known as the Yellow Jackets.

  • Celebrating Halloween

    Kathryn Winn Primary children dressed up in their Halloween costumes during Red Ribbon Week.

  • Samaritan’s Purse project returns, deadline Nov. 23

    Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse project, enters its 22nd year of delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters and other crises. Since 1993 the program has reached more than 124 million children in 150 countries and territories.

  • Breeden named new director for Haven of Hope

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services has received its non-profit status and also welcomes Maria Breeden as its new director.

    “There are no changes in what Haven of Hope does, just a new face working with its clients.” Breeden said. “We offer free services to pregnant women and their babies.

    Services offered include pregnancy testing, counseling, pregnancy support, post abortion support, and referrals to doctors and other resources.”

  • Young stays busy getting seniors to appointments

    Caring about people has always been a passion for Bob Young. His job brought him to Carroll County in 1969, and he continues to work on the behalf of the county’s senior citizens.

    Young worked for Social Services serving the five rural counties in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. When he retired from the state in 1995, he was the team leader for the Carroll County and Owen County offices.

  • Happy Hollow Corn Maze

    The residents of Happy Hollow hosted its first Haunted Maze during October. There was a 10-acre corn maze that participants had to walk through. The maze had human obstacles to navigate around. Those completing the maze received candy. Residents are using the maze as one method to raise funds for a gate at the entrance of the campground. Happy Hollow will be hosting turkey shoots Nov. 15, 22 and 29, at the resort.

  • Winn honors veterans
  • Employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in 2015 UI taxes

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced that a positive balance in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Tuesday ensures Kentucky employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in federal UI taxes.

    Employers now will not be subject to an additional credit reduction rate of 1.5 percent when they file their federal unemployment taxes in January 2016, saving a total of $165 million.