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Today's News

  • Senate, House agree on minimum gas tax

    Historical, life-saving legislation was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly during the final hours of the 2015 Session. Senate Bill 192, a comprehensive approach to stymie the scourge of heroin addiction in Kentucky, reached final passage after countless hours of bipartisan work throughout the session. In fact, this is the third year that the Senate has led the charge on an anti-heroin bill. SB 192 was signed into law Wednesday morning by Gov. Steve Beshear and is now in effect due to an emergency clause. 

  • Passing heroin legislation was crucial

    In one way, the bills filed each legislative session are not much different from the teams taking part in the NCAA basketball tournaments. Some advance, while others find out that this is not There is one key difference in the General Assembly’s version of March Madness, however: More than one “winner” is crowned.

  • New feature series to highlight older generation, keep memories alive

    My Grandma Bettye just celebrated her 86th birthday on March 24, and I cherish all of the time I get to spend with her. My dad’s mom, she is one of my favorite people.

    My mom is one of those people who can talk to someone in the grocery store and find out and remember specifics about their entire lives. She remembers who is married to whom, who their children are, where they worked and lived, etc., etc. about members of our entire family tree, as well as our friends’ families and celebrities. I am in awe sometimes of what all she can remember.

  • Gubernatorial forum April 7

    On Tuesday April 7, the four Republican candidates for governor will meet in LaGrange for a pre-election debate at the LaGrange Baptist Church. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the debate will start at 7 p.m. Sharp.

    The candidates will answer questions asked by the moderator Joe Elliot, who is a radio personality. Audience questions will then be asked by some of the local news reporters.

    The  Oldham County Republican Women’s club, the Oldham County GOP, as well as the Henry and Carroll County Republicans, sponsored the event.

  • Moving the new campus forward
  • The Adult Playground

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation began an adult basketball league this year, with games held every Monday and Thursday until May 14, at Cartmell Elementary. 

  • CAC Spring Performance (2015)
  • Panthers fall to the Colonels, 11-1, at home Tuesday

    Carroll County struggled to string hits together, while the Oldham County offense rolled, winning 11-1 at Panther Field. Oldham County junior starter Griffin McLarty earned the win on the mound, striking out 12 batters.

    Panthers starting pitcher sophomore Seth Hicks struggled to find the strike zone, walking five batters–one called intentionally after a 3-0 count by coaches as a strategic move that resulted in an out.

  • USDA ARD and PLC price support deadline April 7

    Last Friday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill.

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.

  • Creative ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.