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Today's News

  • Carroll County Chinese program begins its third year

    Carroll County Chinese Program Begins Third Year Walking down the halls of Cartmell Elementary School or Kathryn Winn Primary School, one might hear two students greet each other with “nihao,” which means “hello” in Chinese.

    The Chinese words for hello (nihao), goodbye (zaijian), and teacher (laoshi) are a few of the words that students learn from their new teacher, Han Yuenan, known to her students as Miss Ulza, her nickname in China.

  • Library, animal support group offer programs to benefit our community

    After four days of nonstop Irene coverage, I am so glad that the storm was not as dangerous as it might have been. I have friends on the East Coast who boarded up and evacuated and while I have not yet heard from them, I hope they got no worse than lots of rain.

  • Ky. Transportation Cabinet eager to ‘Adopt’ your student’s ideas

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 12, 2011) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

  • ‘I won’t be the one’

    Underage drinking is not just a youth problem. It is very much an adult problem. 

    It is a problem that cannot simply be left up to young people to fix; we as adults must work to correct this problem. After all, the law states that you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, so they have to be getting it from somewhere. Inconsistent laws in the state of Kentucky send mixed messages to both adults and youth.

  • Weight the Reality Series starts Sept. 7 for 10 weeks

    Starting next Wednesday, Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 10, we will be teaching our fall 10-week “Weight, the Reality Series” from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.

    I have taught this series for several years and recently been fortunate to have Becky Wilson, R.N., of Three Rivers District Health Department working with me so I have a medical professional who understands any underlying medical concerns that our participants may have.

  • ‘Come and See’

    On the feast day of St. Bartholomew on Aug. 24, I meditated upon the reading of the day, John 1: 45-51.

    Here we see Philip who found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  Then Philip invited Nathanael, “Come and see.”

    Nathanael is identified as Bartholomew. Jesus called directly most of the Apostles. In the case of Bartholomew it was Philip who told him ‘come and see.’

  • Battle of the Banks seeks pet food donations for CCAS

    It started with a calico kitten dodging vehicles on Hwy. 227 and the Battle of the Banks was born. 

    Anna Skirvin left her teller station at First National Bank of Carrollton to help a defenseless kitten find safety. She called Carroll County Animal Support President Sherry Stamper to see if someone could foster the kitten. CCAS members Cheri Martin and Robin Caldwell Welch drove over to pick up the kitten and proceeded to the veterinary office as the kitten was ill and malnourished.

  • End of summer pool party Sept. 3 offers $1 admission, prizes

    Carroll County Pool end of summer bash is 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Admission is $1, with free gifts for the first 100 paying customers. Entertainment includes a D.J., concessions, inflatable slide and swimming. The movie “Secretariat” begins at dark. Season passes do not apply for this event.

  • Wild horse adoption set for this fall

    U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management holds a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Gatewood Arena, 4470 Jonesville Road, in Dry Ridge.

    Adoption is first come first served.

    For information, call 1-866-7826 or visit blm.gov.

  • Wild horse adoption set for this fall

    U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management holds a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption 2-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Gatewood Arena, 4470 Jonesville Road, in Dry Ridge.

    Adoption is first come first served.

    For information, call 1-866-7826 or visit blm.gov.