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Today's News

  • Against All Obstacles: Young defies odds with support, love; set to graduate, go to college

    Carroll County High School senior Sabrina Young will be the first in her family to attend college when she arrives on campus at Western Kentucky University. But that achievement is overshadowed by the path she had to follow to even get to high school graduation.

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Mackenzi Hawkins

    Imagine that you have played your entire varsity-level high school softball career with the same core group of girls. Over the past six years, you have grown together as a team and a softball family, celebrating the highs and dealing with the lows together.

    Then, the next year, everyone is gone. They have graduated, and you are the lone senior left on a team of inexperienced underclassmen and middle schoolers, attempting to compete on the varsity level.
    How do you respond?

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Zakk Hicks

    People say that sports are just a game. But to some, it can be so much more.

    For Zakk Hicks, baseball changed his life.

  • Music in the park
  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • County fair exhibit dates

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.

  • Tips how to speed up the ripening process in fruit

    For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be. Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.

  • Let God guide you on your next step in life’s journey

    As we approach the season of graduation, I pause to reflect on when I graduated high school. Fourty-three years ago I walked across the stage and received a high school diploma from Owen County High School.

    At the age of 18, I thought I knew what I would be doing for the rest of my life. As high school and college graduates who have completed “required classes” begin to step into the next place in our lives, we often stop and question if it is right.

  • Deaf conference June 11

    Open Door Baptist Church, 1476 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, will host the 11th annual Deaf Conference June 6-7. 

    The event begins at 5 p.m. June 6, with a cookout, followed by services at 6 p.m. On Sunday, June 7, Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m., followed by food and fellowship. Guest speakers are Mike and Candy Bader, pictured.