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Today's News

  • Father, daughter inspire some kudos

    As I drove to the grocery store Sunday to pick up an item I failed to get Saturday, I saw a man and his daughter walking up Schuerman Street with a garbage bag in hand.

    They were picking up litter that others had tossed out along the street.

    Their actions impressed me for a couple of key reasons.

    First, there was no big community cleanup underway to inspire the father-daughter duo to hit the roadsides.

  • Construction across district

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved three construction bids for projects within the district.

    E.B. Miller Contracting, Inc., from Cincinnati, was awarded a bid of $20,650 for repainting the Carroll County High School gymnasium. The project was expected to take two weeks. A bid for the painting project was also submitted by Abel Construction Company Inc., from Louisville.

    Abel Construction Company Inc., from Louisville, was awarded a contract to install insulation for the Carroll Co. Schools Conditioning Center with a bid of $29,793

  • Kentucky parks commissioner set to speak at July 9 Rotary meeting

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker will be the guest speaker at the July 9 Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting. The lunch meeting begins at noon in the Burley Room at Two Rivers Restaurant in the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said he invited Walker to the meeting to speak on the status of the tree harvest that the park undertook late last year due to the infestation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer.

  • Diet or excerise: Which is best way to lose weight?

    If present trends continue, 43 percent of Americans will be obese in just the next eight years. Obesity is contributing to the public health nightmare in the United States.

    In spite of spending more money per capita on medical care than any other country, we rank 31st in the world in life expectancy and 19th in deaths from preventable conditions, such as obesity. 

    Experts have argued vigorously about the causes of the obesity epidemic. Some say that physical inactivity is the culprit, while others claim that increased caloric intake is the cause.

  • Local 4-Hers return with honors from summer camp

    Preparing young people to be positive and contributing members of society is one of the most important tasks facing our society today. 

    The 4-H Youth Development does just that. We all know the four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 

    Head: 4-H gets the youth thinking. They will learn how to think as team members and to work with others to accomplish goals. They will discover the world around them and build the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be strong, self-directed and productive adults.  

  • Insecticides, DEET are best defense against mosquitoes

    Happy Fourth of July.As we move into the holiday weekend, it is looking to be the perfect kind of weather to spend outdoors with family and friends.

    While we are enjoying the outdoors, we may be having a little bug enjoying us—the mosquito.  Let us take a look at ways to combat these pests.

    Female mosquitoes are blood feeders and may live for more than a month.  They generally require a blood meal before laying eggs.

  • Readers on vacation | Halmess, July 3, 2014
  • Readers on vacation | Marksberry, July 3, 2014
  • Livesay, Cockrum wed June 7

    Gary and Lynn Livesay, formerly of Carrollton, announce the marriage of their daughter Evan Louise to Curtis L. Cockrum of Denver, Colo.

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Doug and Kate Chapman and the late Rev. Paul and Mary Louise Livesay.

    The couple was married on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Gold Hill, Colo.

  • Craft Corner at Housing Authority

    Children living at the Housing Authority of Carrollton have the opportunity to partcipate in crafts, food and other activities every Wednesday in June and July at the housing authority office. Executive Director Ray Clem and his staff, in cooperation with Carroll County 4-H Agent Joyce Doyle, 4-H members, members of the Extension Homemakers, Fairview Place manager Chet Mitchell and community members are sponsoring the program.  Pictured June 25, children made beaded keychains, paracord bracelets and helped fix lunch.