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Today's News

  • Does honey help a sore throat?

    Being a backyard beekeeper, I do enjoy the many benefits of having fresh honey at my disposal, which I have many uses for besides sweetening my tea. For me, a teaspoon of honey soothes my sore throat, but I do like to see research to back up some of my home remedies.

    There are many different products sold over-the-counter that help with the coughs that typically occur during this time of year. New research is showing that the use of honey can be used as an alternative to regular cough medicine.

  • Seniors honored
  • Carroll County Senior Center | Feb. 26, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Thursday, Feb. 26: All day, card games, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 27: All day, card games, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; day trip to Madison, lunch at Pines, shop Goodwill Store and Datillio Fruit Company, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, March. 2: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 p.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Nucor Steel Gallatin raises flag
  • Keep staples on hand: meat, vegetables, spices

    Hello once again, my friends. As I am typing this article, I have paused frequently to look out the window. It’s 14 degrees outside, and snow is falling heavily. Like most of you I can only think of one thing: being wrapped up in a blanket on the couch watching TV.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 19, 2015

    Thursday, Feb. 19

    Carroll County Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. in the middle school media center. The Board will be touring the CCMS construction at 4:30 p.m.

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

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

  • Demons on fire from 3-point, win 70-59 at Carroll’s homecoming

    Williamstown Lady Demon’s three-point barrage in the second half was too much for the Carroll County Lady Panthers as they came up short homecoming night, 70-59.

    In a back and forth first half, Carroll led at the end of the first quarter 14-13 and the game was tied at the half, 25-25.

    Carroll County’s Haley Dermon scored eight of her team high 23 points in the first quarter. Dermon added four more points in the second quarter as Miranda Groseclose chipped in nine points in the half.

  • Parks and Rec changes include new adult leagues

    New faces, new ideas and new direction will be defining Carroll County Parks and Recreation in 2015 and beyond.

    “We want expansion of existing programs, plus new programs,” Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director B.J. Watts said. “We want programs for all ages.”

    Advance notice of Michael Battaglia’s retirement and Ramona Damron’s resignation had then County-Judge-Elect Bobby Lee Westrick looking for replacements to head up parks and recreation.

  • Winter storm hits Carroll, dropping 8-11 inches of snow over three days

     About 6-8 inches of snow blanketed Carroll County Monday, Feb. 16, as a part of Winter Storm Octavia. Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency that afternoon in response, which allows local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.

  • Glass-plate negatives are valuable assets for studying family history

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I have been collecting “orphaned” photos for several years now. I have quite the collection; some day soon, I’m going to have to label them all so it’s clear that none of them are photos of my own family. That could get really confusing for someone coming along after I’m gone.