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  • Do not miss God’s blessings by not listening to him
  • Community Calendar | Feb. 23, 2017

    New events

    Friday, Feb. 24

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers basketball team takes on Owen County in the 31st District championship game. Tip off is at 7 p.m. at Henry County High School.

    Saturday, March 4

    Friends of NRA banquet at the National Guard Armory. Doors open at 5 p.m. and will include dinner, live auction and door prizes. For ticket information, contact Kathy Watts, (502) 525-0273.

    Regular events

    Thursday, Feb. 23

  • Little of this, little of that — Blended Learning

    There is no doubt that the pace of change in education and technology is accelerating. Humans used animal-drawn ploughs for thousands of years before the tractor, but only fifty years have passed from the time of mainframe computers to “Liking” a picture on Facebook.

    Think of YouTube (founded in 2005). Facebook (founded in 2004) and Twitter (founded in 2006).

  • CCHS invites parents to conferences

    Carroll County High School invites 9th-11th grade parents to attend scheduling conferences at the high school library. The following are the dates and times:

    Current 11th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8

    Current 10th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10

    Current 9th graders: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14

  • School Menu | Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Franklin gives eight tips to keep your health healthy

    Love is in the air for February 2017. With holidays like Valentine’s Day reminding us about our heart, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about Heart Health Month and awareness that comes along with it.

    Heart Health month is celebrated every February and reminds us to be present in the choices we make daily to keep our hearts strong and healthy. According to The American Heart Association, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.”

  • Rules of the road for farm vehicles

    Planting season is quickly approaching, and with the warmer temperatures we have experienced this week, it has a lot of farmers itching to get a jump start on the growing season. Sometimes our farm work requires us to get on the main roads. Let us keep in mind the farm vehicle requirements for Kentucky provided by the Kentucky State Police.

    Moving farm implements are required to have a lead escort vehicle if a vehicle and load exceeds ten (10) feet, six (6) inches wide but does not exceed twelve (12) feet wide.

  • Jansen returns to Carroll Extension as FCS agent

    We have exciting news to share at the Carroll County Extension Office!

    We would like to welcome our new Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Cathy Jansen, to Carroll County!

    Cathy’s first day is Monday, Feb. 27. Please stop by the Extension Office and meet her! A welcome reception will follow in the coming weeks.

    To some of our residents, Cathy’s name may be very familiar—she was Carroll County’s 4-H Agent from 1997 to 2003. We are excited to welcome Cathy back to the community.

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  • Peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us

    Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold.

    Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended periods, threadfin shad begin to suffer from the cold water.

  • Tomlinson chairs the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his first meeting Feb. 8, in Frankfort, as chairman of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts.

    The KCADD is the association that represents the 600-plus board members of the 15 Area Development Districts throughout the Commonwealth. Tomlinson is in his second year chairing the board for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.