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Today's News

  • Herbst provides advice for upcoming calving season

    Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you.

    It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation and assistance if needed. Some specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

  • Republicans push charter schools, other changes in Kentucky education

    By VALARIE HONEYCUTT SPEARS

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Republican state lawmakers have filed legislation for the 2017 General Assembly that would lead to significant changes for Kentucky public education, including charter schools, the statewide school accountability system and teacher requirements.

    Republicans have control of the state House for the first time since 1921. Education bills that failed in the past could be on the fast track under the Republican majority. The session resumes in February. Proposed legislation includes:

  • School Menu | Jan. 19, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Jan. 19: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • School Menu | Jan. 19, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Jan. 19: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • Roberts named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

    Carroll County High School senior Jenah Roberts has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

    “We are extremely proud of Ms. Roberts,” Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan saud. “We are not surprised, just extremely proud.”

    Roberts is active in the community as well as in her school and church. She has served as class president in addition to being part of the National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Pep Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Young Leaders.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Zac Carter

    For Zac Carter, a childhood hobby has grown into a passion and a career.

    When he was in second grade, he attended his first Pee Wee Cheer Camp. From there, it was a combination of watching the popular movie “Bring It On” over and over and watching cheerleading competitions on television that peaked his interest in the sport. “It just took off from there,” he said.

  • HonorBanners will recognize veterans, first responders

    Carroll County residents can recognize a family member or a friend who is a veteran or a first responder while also helping to put veterans to work by purchasing an HonorBanner.

    Based in Owenton, Operation Honor is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “to enhance the lives of veterans one mind at a time.”

    Its purpose is to help assimilate veterans back into the community, Operation Honor founder Joe Montgomery said.

  • Life lessons according to Facebook

    There’s always something new to click on Facebook and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”

    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:

    “Forgiving is easy, it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”

    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle and this led you to new experiences.”

    Hmmm.

  • District leaders get new BOE members up to speed

    Three new members on the Carroll County Board of Education prompted Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan to change up the first meeting of 2017.

    Each position at the board office and each school administrator gave an overview of their primary responsibilities and what they are working on to improve the education students are receiving in the district.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 19, 2017

    Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.