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Today's News

  • Senate recently passes bills addressing labor laws, domestic violence

    This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes. We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda. Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • House discusses education, suicide-prevention legislation

    The one thing a legislative session guarantees is that no two days are alike.  My House colleagues and I may spend an hour or more debating a bill that could have a profound impact on education or public safety, and then pivot to discuss another important to farming.

    Since some bills move through the committee system faster than others, their arrival before the full chamber is generally not coordinated.  And yet, it is not uncommon for themes to emerge, as one did last week.

  • Taking the show on the road
  • Spencer County pulls away in the fourth quarter, wins 60-40

    It was a tight game through the beginning of the third quarter between Carroll County and visiting Spencer County. But eventually the Bears broke down the Panthers’ defense and toughened up on the offensive glass, and the Panthers couldn’t keep up offensively. Spencer County won the game, 60-40 Jan. 30.

  • Lady Panthers honor seniors, drop tight game to Lloyd

    County Lady Panthers held the lead for most of the game on senior night but a victory was not to be had as Carroll was defeated by the Lloyd Memorial Lady Juggernauts, 50-47.

    “We do not have anyone who wants the ball when we get late into the fourth quarter of a tight game,” Carroll County head coach Ron Henderson said after the game. “This is something we have been working on all season. I will say that Mel [Amelia Napier] wanted the ball in the fourth quarter.”

  • Your ‘Rome’ can’t be built in four weeks

    Every year people flock to the gym in January, motivated by their ambition to get into shape. However, the reality is there is only so much progress you can make within a short period of time.

    Yes, you can make significant improvements which then spur you on to keep improving. But, your goals should be matched with realistic time scales. I’m not here to lead you into believing that you’re going to get into the best shape of your life in four weeks, don’t let yourself fall for that!

  • Library serves patrons of all ages, including teens

    Libraries mean different things to different people. I do believe that it all depends on what you need from your library. It also means that we need to try to be many different things for different groups of people. There is the traditional view of libraries that I try to uphold. This includes books, programs for young children and cultural events for adults. While this view may not appeal to everyone, it really is the cornerstone of our industry. On the other hand, in order to stay relevant, we must shape our services to the demands of our community.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Feb. 8, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 or fax (502) 732-7122.

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  • Senior Calendar | Feb. 8, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before.

    Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Legislative town hall meeting Saturday

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues, as well as other Carroll County concerns, will be addressed.

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.