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Today's News

  • CCMS 7th-graders take the court
  • Estimated value of Carroll donations to fire relief tops $20,000

    Donations worth an estimated $20,000 plus a $1,500 check were taken Dec. 12, to the Jubilee Distribution Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to help in the fire relief efforts.

    Donation organizer George Moore said he collected donations at Wal-Mart for two days, plus local churches also collected donations. “I was shocked” by the amount of donations, he said. Donated items included diapers, clothes, household items, food and water.

  • Sharing their talents

    Carroll County Middle School hosted a band concert, art show and Project Lead The Way open house Dec. 12.

  • Sharing time makes a great gift

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but for some older adults, especially those living alone or in long-term care, holidays can be met with stress, confusion, and feelings of sadness and loneliness, often intensified because holidays can be further reminders of the loss of loved ones, health and even independence.

    During this time of year, older adults can become isolated from their friends, family and community, leading to an increased risk of depression.

  • Real Christmas trees can bring in unwanted visitors for the holiday

    Having a live Christmas tree in the home over the holidays is one of my favorite traditions. Sometimes, when we bring those trees into our homes, we may also encounter a few extra visitors.

    A number of arthropods live on Christmas trees while others may use them for winter shelter. Most are inactive or sluggish at outdoor temperatures but become active when their tree is brought indoors.

  • Doyle thanks 4-H volunteers

    As 2016 comes to an end I am reflecting on my greatest gift for which I am so grateful. In Kentucky 4-H, one of the things we are most grateful for is the volunteer support we have throughout the commonwealth.

    Our volunteers are leaders, cheerleaders, mentors and advocates for our youth. It is with their help and service that many young people find their voice or passion and become healthy, capable, caring and productive adults.

  • Senior Calendar | Dec. 22, 2016

    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 8:30 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.

    Friday, Dec. 23: Winter Break, closed

    Monday, Dec. 26: Winter Break, closed

  • Carroll County Public Library | Dec. 22, 2016

    Fine Amnesty Month, this is the month when you get to clean up fines and help out a neighbor at the same time. Donations will benefit the No. Ky. Community Action Center. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Tuesday, Dec. 27: Family movie, “BFG,” 2 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 28: Family movie, “Kubo and the 2 Strings,” 2 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 29: Family movie, “The Storks,” 2 p.m. and projects half done,PHd’s 2-4 p.m.

  • Upcoming CCHS basketball games

    Thursday, Dec. 22

    Girls at Lady Dragon Hoopfest at South Oldham, TBA

    Boys at Nick Burns Memorial basketball tournament in Spencer County, TBA

    Dec. 27-29

    Boys at Jeffersonville, Ind. Shootout, TBA

    Wednesday, Dec. 28

    Girls vs. Central Hardin at 7:30 p.m. in the North American Stainless Basketball Classic at CCHS.

    Dec. 29-30

    Girls in the North American Stainless Basketball Classic at CCHS. TBA 

  • Community Calendar | Dec. 22, 2016

    New events

    Thursday, Dec. 22

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

    Sunday, Dec. 25

    Christmas

    Saturday, Dec 31

    New Year’s Eve dinner theatre and dance at General Butler State Resort Park, sponsored by Friends of Butler, starting at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Friends of Butler and their mission towards continuing growth and services toward the park and the Butler-Turpin State Historic House. Call (1-800) 462-8853.