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Today's News

  • Girls Day Out project earns national innovation award

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, based in Florence, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Girl’s Day Out, Women Building a Better World project.    

  • EDUCATION PAYS

    About a month ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reaffirmed what has long been assumed: A college degree really is worth the investment.
    Using data dating back to 1973, the Fed determined that those with a bachelor’s degree earn about $64,500 a year, which is nearly $24,000 more than someone who finishes their education at the end of high school.  Over a career, that difference adds up to $1.2 million, or nearly 10 times the cost to earn that four-year diploma.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 31

    Thursday, July 31
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Friday, Aug. 1
    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    AA Big Book study groups meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Agencies line up 80 exhibitors for annual Senior Expo at Newport on the Levee

    The Northern Kentucky Senior Expo 2014 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Newport on the Levee (Gallery area), in Newport, Ky.
    Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, this is the 20th year for the Senior Expo.
    Health screenings, information sharing, door prizes and giveaways will take place at more than 80 exhibitor areas.
    The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography and St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Units will also be available.

  • Cable merger may affect local customers

    By Joy Campbell

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Kentucky’s Time Warner Cable customers likely will become part of Charter Communications if or when the merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast is completed.

    Comcast is planning to divest certain subscribers to Charter Communications, and Kentucky will be part of that, a TWC spokesperson confirmed Monday.

    The $45.2 billion deal is still going through the review process to gain local, state and federal regulatory approvals, said Michael Pedelty, Time Warner Cable spokesperson.

  • Readers on vacation | July 31, 2014, Dixie Chixx
  • Christians living requires that people make church part of their fall routine

    The end of July is upon us, and with the close of the month also comes the winding down of summer.
    Sure, we have a few sweltering days ahead of us, and yes…the last day of summer is not until Sept. 21, but really, it is the coming of the new school year that signals the end of summer.  
    I know it is not necessarily a happy time for students and teachers, but for the rest of us, the beginning of school brings us back into a routine.

  • Three arrested for meth lab

    Kentucky State Police arrested three men July 23, in connection with an alleged meth lab at a Mound Hill home.

    KSP arrested Aaron Breeden, 18, of Milton; Zachary Fox, 19, of Worthville; and Jecoda Robertson, 18, of Worthville, when they went to the Carroll County home after receiving information that a meth lab was located at residence at 1736 Mound Hill Road.

  • Stink bugs found locally are beneficial for the garden

    A lot of the time, stink bugs get a bad rap, and many producers associate this type of insect as one that is difficult to manage.  While some stink bugs found in Ken-tucky are indeed very harmful to agriculture production, there are some that are quite beneficial.
    So, what is a stink bug and why do we call it that?
    Stink bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts and are in the order Hemiptera, which also includes assassin bugs and plant bugs.  

  • Join the 2014 ‘Plate it Up Kentucky Proud Challenge’

    Are you enjoying all our fresh ripe summer produce available in Carroll County?
    If so, I invite you to participate in a special challenge being conducted from Aug. 1-31 by the Northern Kentucky and Louisville area Family and Con-sumer Sciences Extension.  
    We are asking you to track your fruit and veggie intake for seven consecutive days, make a “Plate it Up” Kentucky Proud recipe with local produce available and tell us what you think of it.
    I have more than 50 excellent Kentucky Proud recipes available in my office for your selection.