Today's News

  • Encourage children to play outside

    For many of us, our fondest childhood memories were made outdoors, swinging, running, fishing and exploring nature. That’s not the case for many children today. Many of them spend very little time outdoors and too much time in front of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Let’s change these statistics by making getting outdoors a priority for our families in 2017.

  • Closing out 2016 with a look ahead

    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • EPA approves two new dicamba formulations

    Dr. J.D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist, reports that two dicamba formulations, XtendiMax (Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean.

    In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMax product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The Engenia product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Getting to know your new hunting rifle

    Lots of hunters receive a new rifle over the holidays or take advantage of the subsequent sales to add to their collection.

    The impulse is to immediately dash off to the shooting range. Fighting back that urge and instead taking time to familiarize yourself with your new rifle is a good first step toward safe and responsible ownership.

  • EKU’s online enrollment increases

    EKU Online degree programs continue to grow steadily with more than 3,200 students enrolled as of fall 2016.

    Today, more than 30 fully online degree options span four colleges. EKU Online nursing degrees attract the most students. Graduate nursing programs, including MSN and post-MSN options, are the most popular. The RN-BSN is also among the largest programs. The bachelor’s degree programs with the highest enrollment numbers are psychology and occupational safety.

  • School Menu | Jan. 12, 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. 12: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.

  • Brooks, Vogel graduate from UC

    University of the Cumberlands announced that local students Jonathan Brooks of Worthville, who earned an Education Specialist degree, and Michelle Vogel of Campbellsburg, who earned a Master of Arts in Education degree, completed their studies and earned their degrees on Dec. 23, 2016.

  • Carroll County Schools recognizes its board members

    January is School Board Recognition Month in the state of Kentucky, and the Carroll County School District is proud to honor its local board members, including three who are new.

    The Carroll County Board of Education has five members: Carolyn Jones (Chair, District 4), Rob Spenneberg (Vice-Chair, District 3), Corey Groseclose (District 1), D’anne Smith (District 2) and Gwen Chapman (District 5).

    Chapman began her service in 2016 after being appointed to fill the vacant District 5 position. Groseclose, Smith and Chapman were all elected in November of 2016.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 12, 2017

    New events

    Monday, Jan. 16

    The Carroll County Food Pantry will conduct their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.

    Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • Church News | Jan. 12, 2017

    Gospel concert Jan. 14

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Ln. in Bedford, Ky. will hold a concert 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, with Gospel Singer Mark Bishop.

    No admission fee, a love offering will be accepted. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510.

    Worldwide Mom’s Day of Prayer Jan. 14

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton, will host the Worldwide Mom’s Day of Prayer at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.