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  • December full of holiday events

    December is a special time of year, filled with preparations, decorations, gift exchanges and spending time with family and friends. Everyone has their own special traditions, which may include watching the annual parade at A Christmas Carroll, nibbling on desserts at the Nutcracker Tea or eating breakfast with Santa Claus at General Butler State Resort Park. Here is a list of upcoming community events this month, including new events that could become a part your family’s traditions.

     

    Now through Dec. 31

  • Wintry weather causes number of wrecks throughout county

    Icy conditions before Thanksgiving resulted in numerous car accidents throughout the county, including one involving a Carrollton Police officer.

    Officer Andy Sisenstein was responding to a call of a stranded motorist in General Butler State Resort Park Nov. 22, when he lost control of his 2010 Ford Explorer police vehicle on the park road.

  • Carroll County FFA places third in state horsemanship contest

    Carroll County High School’s FFA chapter placed third in the state at the recent horsemanship competition held at Murray State University. Team members were Lacie Jamerson, Mallary Bickers, Kassandra Hickey and Amber Schissler.

    The horsemanship competition is one of the newer events sponsored by FFA. “This is the third year of the event,” Jamerson said. “I have been able to compete all three years.”

  • Humana named county’s new insurance carrier

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to change its health insurance provider to Humana at the Nov. 25, meeting.

    Fiscal Court had contracted with Bluegrass Family Health last year. County employees had a number of complaints and issues with the provider this year.

    The complaints were about the timing of deductible updates and issues with claims primarily on the prescription side. Another complaint was Cincinnati doctors not being in the network. Magistrate Floyd Bowling said fiscal court knew the out-of-network issue from the beginning.

  • Giving thanks
  • Time for Tots
  • Comer encourages state to ‘Shop Small’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — After fighting crowds of early Christmas shoppers on Black Friday, and before charging up your credit cards on Cyber Monday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks that you don’t forget to buy local on the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

    Commissioner Comer says an easy way to ensure you are buying local is to look for Kentucky Proud products.

  • Williams retires after three decades of service

    A school district is like an iceberg. Some parts are visible — touchdowns, report cards and playgrounds — while other parts are invisible — program design and planning, curriculum development, assessment management and data analysis. Like an iceberg, what happens below the surface in a school district has a tremendous impact on what happens above the surface.