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Today's News

  • School district budget tops $25 million

    The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a working budget of more thank $25 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The budget totals $25,365,495.75, with employee salaries and benefits taking up 72.08 percent. There also is a 9 percent contingency built in.

    The new district activity budget line generated the most discussion.

  • CCHS students to take on great leadership roles in school

    Carroll County High School rolled out a new leadership program Sept. 25, with assemblies and training provided by the Franklin-Covey group.

    GRIT, which stands for Goal-Driven, Resilient, Influential Teens, is the model being used for the Leader In Me activities at the high school.

  • Crawford a Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James M. Crawford has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Crawford   became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual  Meeting of the College in London, England. 

  • 2014 Tobacco Festival Sing-Off Winners
  • Rekindle program opens office in Carrolton

    Rekindle Micro Enterprise Small Business Program is pleased to announce the opening of a new office to assist business owners in Carrolton. The office will be located in Northern Kentucky Community Action Center (NKCAC) at 1302 Highland Avenue in Carrolton. 

    Come and visit with Program Director Ella Frye from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

    A free workshop will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10.

  • Medical association says obesity is a disease

    Most people think of obese people as lazy and undisciplined. More than 90 percent of people who try to lose weight gain it back within a year.

    America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with no end in sight. The medical establishment has, in some cases, thrown its hands up trying to deal with the problem.

  • N Ky. Salt Festival one of many fall events held in Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun early last week, but for many Kentuckians, it really started about a month ago, when the season’s first wave of festivals arrived.

    Our nation has always used the harvest period as a time of celebration, and these gatherings, many of which draw tens of thousands of tourists, seem to grow more popular with each passing year.

  • Community Calendar | Oct. 2, 2014

    Thursday, Oct. 2

    KIPDA kynectors will be available at Shelby County Library to help enroll through KYNECT and renew applications.  You may qualify for no-cost insurance plan or payment assistance.  For information, call (502) 536-0196 or (502) 266-5571 and ask for a kynector.  

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

  • Christ can help everyone break chains of addiction

    I had a conversation with a man earlier this month who was truly struggling with life.

    Down on his luck, hungry, broke, and tired he came by my door. I sat with him and listened to his story and near the end I said “God wants to help you through this.” 

  • Fall is time to think about weed management options for pastures

    As we move into fall, our grazed pastures may be showing areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Weedy vegetation, like common ragweed and other summer annuals, may already be present, but as these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will take their place:  chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle. Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.