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Today's News

  • 4-H Camp deadlines approaching

     4-H camp is right around the corner.  Carroll County will be going to North Central 4-H camp June 22-26.  If you are interested in attending please call the Carroll County Extension Office at 502-732-7030 to request that a packet be mailed to you.

    Campers must be between the ages of 9-14.All paper work must be filled out and returned by June 15.

    The camp orientation meeting for parents and campers will be June 15 at 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office.

  • Go green for spring cleaning

    With warmer temperatures on the way, now is a good time to take inventory and make plans to go green for your annual spring cleaning.  One way to do this is to use homemade or purchased green household cleaning products.

  • Mulch has many benefits

    It helps to control weeds, prevent extreme soil temperature fluctuation, decrease water evaporation, and improve drainage.  Mulch also reduces mower and string trimmer damage on shrubs and trees by suppressing vegetation near their trunks.  As it decomposes, mulch produces organic materials to improve soil and otherwise benefit plants.

    Mulching is one of the best things we can do for our plants, but if done incorrectly, it can be one of the worst things we can do to them.

  • Eating their veggies

    Cartmell Elementary Lighthouse students created their own veggie pizzas April 14.

  • CCHS band presents spring concert

    The Carroll County High School band will be performing its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the high school gymnasium.

    The concert will include performances by the Carroll County Middle School eighth grade band and the high school concert band, symphonic band, jazz band and steel band.

    Selections will include a transcription of Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9,” a classic circus march and Pharrell’s “Happy.”

  • School Menu | Apr. 23, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools,  changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, April 23: Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: soft taco, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese/salsa, sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice, grapes or fruit cocktail.Carroll County High School and middle school will offer: sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast.

  • New parent pickup reduces waiting time at Winn

    Thanks to a parking lot expansion behind the Board of Education building, Kathryn Winn parents are not waiting as long to pick up their children after school. On Monday, parents began using two new pickup paths so that Ninth Street is no longer blocked by stopped vehicles and so that students have more safe crossing areas.

    “This is a big change in our afternoon pickup routine,” said Principal Donna Monroe. “However, it’s in the best interest of students, parents and the community.”

  • Community Calendar | April 23, 2015

    Thursday, April 23

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 1208 Highland Ave.

  • Senior Calendar | Apr. 23, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

     

    Thursday, April 23: Chair volleyball game at Warsaw and hot dog grill out, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 24: Health Rhythm Drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Living a joyful life in an unhappy world

    One must only sit in front of a television set, newspaper, or social media sites to see news of unhappiness and despair in the communities and world that we live in. What are the problems and issues that we face as a community as well as in our personal existence? The negative issues are too numerous to count and most of the time too depressing to think about.