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Today's News

  • Red Cross to hold local blood drives

    It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but patient needs remain steady.

  • Historical society names slate of officers

    The Port William Historical Society met Nov. 29, at the Masterson House with 11 attending. After enjoying a pot luck dinner, Deborah Garrett introduced guest speaker Shorty Tomlinson. He reflected on his terms as judge-executive, his time managing General Butler State Park and his retirement. He continues to serve on a board and enjoys time with his family.

  • School Menu | Dec. 8, 2016

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

    Thursday, Dec. 8: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • High school students explore Hour of Code Week

    Some students at Carroll County High School began programming computers on Monday, and they have not stopped yet. Part of the annual Hour of Code Week, Lynn Eaglin’s business and technology students are exploring ways to make computers do their bidding: writing code, in other words.

    “I think every student should get some exposure to computer science,” Eaglin said. “It forces them to think in a slightly different way, and it’s a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in a computer science-related field or not.”

  • Take time to prepare before celebrating Christ’s birth
  • Community Calendar | Dec. 8, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Dec. 9

    Carroll County Arts Board presents the first Community Church Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. The free concert will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB high school arts scholarship. Call (502) 732-4261 for more information.

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 10

    Santa Comes to Ghent 2016, 704 Liberty St. from 6-8 p.m.

  • Church News | Dec. 8, 2016

    AP Church of the Living God hosts Christmas program

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold a Christmas program, “This Baby,” Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    Dedication Service at Dividing Ridge

  • Be more environmentally friendly this holiday season

    Often we associate environmental topics with spring time, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States.

    The holidays are a great time to reduce your waste and get young people interested in the environment. Here are some ways you and your children can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying the season and showing loved ones that you care.

  • Autumn brings mistletoe into view around the area

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts or steals, water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts, hence the name.

  • Carroll stays close through three quarters, but Trimble pulls away

    A balanced offensive effort and a lesson in patience resulted in a successful outcome for the Trimble County Lady Raiders Friday in their annual border rivalry tussle with Carroll County. While the Lady Panthers made a close contest of it for three quarters, it was Trimble taking the eventual win by a 53-35 score.

    “Our girls played a great game,” Carroll coach Paul Stone, Jr., said. “The effort was spectacular. I can’t say enough good things about the way that they played. If we keep playing that hard we’re going to win some games.”