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Today's News

  • Rand: Fall is full of autumn festivals across the commonwealth of Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun last Friday, but it could be argued that it really began several weeks ago, when many communities began hosting a wide array of festivals popular during this time of year.

    There certainly is no shortage of themes, with some events centered on such well-known staples as apples, chicken, country ham, bourbon and tobacco.  Other gatherings, however, feature products that may seem obscure to those not from the region.

  • 2017 Carroll County Fall Festival Pageants
  • Carroll Co. Schools celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

    For many people October is a month of awareness. Whether it is breast cancer, domestic violence, or anti-bullying, it is a month to raise awareness for causes that we are all passionate about.

  • Socializing is important for living a healthy life

    Just as we need food and water to survive, we also need meaningful social relationships and connections. Because we are wired for social contact, going without it increases the risks to jeopardize our overall health, well-being and life quality. While it is okay to feel lonely and to be alone at times, chronic loneliness can cause serious health concerns. Researchers continue to demonstrate how important meaningful relationships with others are to our mental, emotional and physical health.

  • Spiders like the golden argiope keep other bugs away

    Spiders can have a bad reputation. They are creepy-looking with all those legs stretching out from their bodies, and honestly, what creature should have six or more eyes?

    While there are dangerous spiders out there that we should avoid at all costs (black widow and brown recluse), most spiders are very beneficial, and if they are not right in our way, we should let them be.

    One such spider that is out and about during this time of year is the golden argiope or black and yellow garden spider.

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | Sept. 28, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Sept. 28: Cards, games, and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingocize, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 a.m.; shopping at Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.

  • Price tag for Kentucky’s ailing pensions could hit $5.4 billion over next two years

    By JOHN CHEVES

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s General Assembly will need to find an estimated $5.4 billion to fund the pension systems for state workers and school teachers in the next two-year state budget, officials told the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 28, 2017

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30-5 p.m.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays.

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  • NKADD competes in statewide food drive

    Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes joined Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board Chairman Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Executive Director Lisa Cooper and representatives from the Freestore Foodbank Sept. 20, to kick off a statewide food drive competition that challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families.