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Today's News

  • Carroll County sees growth in arts activities

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Carroll County is experiencing its own sort of Renaissance. Not necessarily returning to Greek sculpture and Italianate Villas, but I do see signs of artistic interest.

    Main Street alone has two art studios, two dance studios, and one music studio. That’s five opportunities to learn something new. That’s in addition to the various festivals we have with artists and musicians displaying their talents and multiple programs in the local schools promoting the arts.

    What is “The Arts” anyway?

  • Readers on vacation | Aug. 28, 2014, Franklin
  • Readers on vacation | Aug. 28, 2014, Hays
  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Aug. 28, 2014

    Thursday, Aug. 28: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 29: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; free manicures, with Missy Ireland from Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. 

    Monday, Sept. 1: Closed

    Tuesday, Sept. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; free bingo, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Chef formerly of Carrollton in BBQ competition

    Jeffery Dailey, formerly of Carrollton and a chef at Louisville’s fine dining, Corbett’s Restaurant, was selected to participate in the Cochon Heritage B.B.Q, and National Bourbon Month competition from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7,  at 21c Museum Hotel.

    Dailey with four other notable chefs, will go head to toe in a globally-influenced barbeque competition to promote the consumption of heritage breed pigs raised by local family farms.

  • Run the Falls 5K set for Sept. 27 in Madison at Clifty Falls park

    King’s Daughters’ Health will host its annual Run the Falls 5K event at Clifty Falls State Park on Saturday, Sept. 27. The 5K event for runners and walkers will begin at 8 a.m. and feature electronic chip timing for the first time.  On-site Registration will open at 7 a.m. on race day.

    Proceeds from the Run the Falls 5K event benefit the KDH Girls on the Run program - held each Fall for girls in grades 3-5.  Online registration is now available at www.kdhmadison.org.

    The 3.1-mile course winds through the park on paved roads.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 28, 2014

    The Giver: Imagine a world without color. Print 2 photographs of something you love: one in color and one in balck and white. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see the movie “The Giver” based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Photos will be on display in September. All ages welcome to enter. For more information call the library at (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Pick a ‘safe word’ for your family

    “Your mother was involved in an accident, she asked me to pick you up and take you to the hospital to meet her.”

    How many of us have children that wouldn’t hesitate to go with a stranger if they were told something like this. I would suggest a safe word. The safe word would be known only by you and your child or children.

  • Kentucky Lottery campaign tells where money goes

    By Sheldon S. Shafer

    The Courier-Journal

    The Kentucky Lottery, for the first time, is running ads explaining that nearly all of its profits are used to support educational programs, due to a new regulation lifting a restriction on advertising where proceeds are distributed.

    Where lottery money goes is “a huge, huge question” that seems never to be sufficiently answered in the public’s mind, Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said in an interview Monday. The question is nearly unending, he said.

  • NASCAR tripleheader weekend returns to Kentucky Speedway

    Sparta, Ky. – For the fifth time in the tracks history, NASCAR’s elite drivers will battle on the roughest track in NASCAR July 9-11, 2015 for three action-packed nights of racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Nationwide Series (NNS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) visit Kentucky Speedway.

    “We are thrilled to maintain our position as the only mid-summer tripleheader weekend on the NASCAR schedule and we will again host the Nationwide Series for a return visit in September,” General Manager Mark Simendinger said.