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Today's News

  • Stay cool this summer

    When it is hot outside, our bodies also become hot, especially when working or playing outdoors. By taking some simple precautions, we can reduce the possibility of overheating and other health problems caused by the combination of high summer temperatures and humidity.

    Adults normally need about 64 ounces of liquid a day, more during warmer weather.  During strenuous activities, drink one-half to one cup every 10 to 15 minutes, and continue to consume fluids afterwards to replace what you lost in perspiration.

  • 4-H winner
  • Another pest heading this way, brown maramorated stink bug

    The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive pest of over 100 plant species, including vegetable, grain, fruit, and ornamental crops.  From June to September, agricultural producers and home gardeners should keep an eye out for the insects feeding on plants.

    Although the bug has not been officially confirmed in Carroll County, its presence is confirmed in surrounding counties.  A survey will take place this summer in our county to determine its presence in soybean fields.

  • Carroll County Fair livestock show results

    Poultry Show – June 6

    Carroll County 4-H Grand Champion Poultry – Evan Searcy, Carroll County

    Open Grand Champion Poultry – Canaan Phillips, Owen County

    Open Grand Champion Waterfowl and Miscellaneous – Chevy Vaske, Grant County

    Open Best of Show – Canaan Phillips, Owen County

     

    Rabbit Show – June 6

    Carroll County 4-H Grand Champion Fancy Rabbit – Madison Hicks, Carroll County

  • River Valley Winery featured in new book

    Carrollton’s own River Valley Winery is featured in a new book called “Wineing Your Way Across Kentucky,” by Becky Kelley and photography by Kathy Woodhouse. Published by Acclaim Press, the book was released in early December and is available across the region and in national outlets as well.

  • Former CCHS students entertain the crowds at Kentucky Renaissance

    Transport back into time at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. Recent Carroll County High School graduates Logan Underwood and Kathryn Gillespie are participating in the event this year as part of the comedy impro troupe known as the “Minions of Mischief.” They created their own characters–Underwood, a gravedigger named William, and Kathryn a vegetarian butcher named Fiona–then populate the village of the fair and interact (in character) with patrons.

  • Energy investments paying off for district

    Energy usage is down in the Carroll County School District, which means that energy savings are up. Over the first three quarters of the 2014-2015 school year, the district’s energy usage was 9.2 percent lower than the first three quarters of the 2013-2014 school year, saving the district around $10,000.

  • Wiffle Ball

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation introduced wiffle ball for children three and four years old this baseball season. Four teams played twice a week. The Colossus of Clout, coached by Brian Frye, and Kings of Sting, coached by Ashley Farmer, played the first game and the Sultans of Swat, coached by Casey Mefford, played the Great Bambinos, coached by Jamie Cornett, in the second game on June 15.

  • Community Calendar | June 25, 2015

    Thursday, June 25

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at 1208 Highland Ave.

  • Church News | June 25, 2015

    Hymn sing June 28

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.