Today's News

  • Why me?

    Our country witnessed a devastating storm “Sandy” just last week claiming more than one hundred lives and loss to property. Around the same time the people in our Carroll County also suffered the tragic death of two children in a bus accident. 

    Several questions can pop up in our minds during such occasions. Why did the innocent children get killed in this way? Why is nature getting so cruel and violent — sweeping away the lives of people and damaging properties? Why is it happening to my family, to my beloved ones, in my neighborhood and country?

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Nov. 7, 2012

    Wednesday, Nov. 7

    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.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

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

  • Church plans annual nativity scene display

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 501 Main St. Carrollton is again planning for “Our Savior’s Nativity,” a re-creation of what a street in Bethlehem might have looked like when Christ was born and a display of more than 50 Nativity Sets.

    Anyone with a nativity set who would like to have the church to display it should contact Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

    Each set will be safely handled, displayed and returned promptly.

  • Training principles guide a successful training program for better health

    Highly effective training programs aren’t that much different from highly effective people. They both follow a similar set of standards that result in their being highly successful for users. Let’s look at seven principles of highly effective training programs, and principles that can benefit your training.

    Balanced.An ideal training program involves a nice mix of compound movements (squats, deadlifts, bench press) and isolation movements (flys, raises, extensions), at about a 50 percent clip for each.

  • New test-scores model shows Carroll schools ‘need improvement’

    New test scores from the 2011-12 school year were unveiled Friday and will establish a new starting point for schools across the commonwealth to measure progress in several different areas.

    The state’s new Unbridled Learning Accountability Model was unveiled with an avalanche of data, but the following is an attempt to explain what it all means for Carroll County in the simplest terms possible.

  • Student of the week: Brandon Smith

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “When I do good, I earn prizes from my teacher.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “STEM. I like to build with Legos.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Ms. Wishy Washy”

    What was the last movie you saw?  


    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • McClellen named to August dean’s list

    The University of Northwestern acknowledges that Cameron Stuart McClellen of Carrollton has made the dean’s list for the August 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list. McClellen is majoring in diesel technology and agriculture.

    He is the son of April McClellen and the grandson of the late “C.E.” and Donna Yocum.

  • Halloween fun
  • 4-H livestock clinic offers lessons on raising poultry, rabbits

    The first scheduled 4-H program was the livestock clinic that was held Oct. 13, which focused on sheep, goats and beef.  The next one scheduled is a “Poultry and Rabbit Clinic” in the livestock barn on Nov.10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Fairgrounds 4-H Barn.

    During the Poultry meeting, the 4-H youth will be able to identify the parts of their chicken, select an appropriate breed for them, handle a chicken properly and learn to care for their chicken. They will learn how to show their chicken at the county fair.

  • Myths remain about how cool weather affects crops

    There are many myths and old wives tales concerning fruit and vegetable crops that have become part of Kentuc-ky lore.  

    Several myths that still exist today involve grape coloration and fall frosts.

    A number of grape growers believe it is necessary to pick the leaves off the vine to expose the grape clusters to the sun so the grapes will color. 

    This myth probably originated from growers removing leaves to improve air-circulation and reduce fruit rot.