Today's News

  • Preparation makes for best family history research

    So, you have some research you need to do at an archives, library or a county courthouse?

    Before you go, it’s crucial to plan ahead.

    One of the biggest problems family historians and genealogists have is that we can easily get carried away on tangents. I’ve spent hours online digging for records, particularly if I’ve come across a lead that brings me to find census and other information on an elusive or previously unknown family line.

  • Wood cockroaches can be a season problem in homes

    Cockroaches are a typical household pest that we see every year.  There are several different species of cockroaches, and today’s information focusing on the wood cockroach.

    Wood cockroaches live under loose bark, in cavities of fallen or dying trees, or in stumps. They are natives of moist woodland habitats where they feed on decaying organic matter.

    These cockroaches are accidental invaders in homes and buildings in and around wooded areas.  They are especially active during their summer mating season.

  • Group offers free dogwood trees during August

    Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6-12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

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  • Tour to highlight elements of universal home design

    On Friday, Aug. 23 Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a special tour of the Ohio State Univer-sity Universal DesignFacility in New London, Ohio.

    The tour is coordinated by the Environment, Housing and Energy program of the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Pat Perkins of Carrollton is program co-chair.

    During the tour, information will be provided to assist interested participants in ways to build or remodel their own homes using “Universal Design/ Homes for All Ages” design principles.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Aug. 14, 2013

    Wednesday, Aug. 14

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

  • Church celebrates 57th anniversary

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St., Carrollton, with Pastor Miles L. Miller Jr., invite all to the 57th anniversary celebration. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, with Elder Jonathan Alvear of Conyers, Ga., speaking and at noon on Saturday, Aug. 17, with Elder Mark Kerr of Carleton, Mich., speaking. A meal will be served after each service.

  • God is with each person through their stuggles

    Have you ever noticed how Jesus seems to be drawn to broken-hearted people, like lepers, prostitutes, the sad, the sick or the sinful? The shattered people.

  • School menu | Aug. 14, 2013

      Menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, toast, cereal.


    Wednesday, Aug. 14: Hot dog on bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Aug. 15: Taco on whole grain tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Aug. 16: Hamburger on bun, L/T/P, French fries, banana, apple sau  ce; breakfast: mini Frenh Toast sticks.

  • Classes to become a certified scaffold builder beginning

    Classes are being organized for local residents to become certified scaffold builders to open new opportunities in the industrial and construction fields.

    An eight-hour Level 1 classroom instruction course will be held Aug. 24. The Level 2 eight-hour hands on erect and dismantle course will follow on Sept. 7. The training will be held at the Bedford Springs Church, 43 Shepherd Lane, Bedford.

    Typical pay scale for these jobs is $14 to $18 per hour. Job referrals are available.