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Today's News

  • It’s time to be ready for tornadoes

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety when a tornado strikes. But it helps to have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips that follow below.
    Know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Have a pre-determined place to meet after a disaster.

  • Special legislative session to tackle shortfall in Medicaid

    When the General Assembly began the 2011 Regular Session in January, there was only one thing that had to be done: Plug a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.
    Work on doing just that began in November, when Gov. Steve Beshear offered a plan that would keep the solution within that healthcare program.
    In essence, it calls for using money set aside for next year to cover the short-term problem, then implementing a wide array of cost-saving managed-care programs across the state similar to those that have long been used for Medicaid recipients in the Louisville area.

  • Cost-share, conservation, goat and woodland programs offered through Extension

    Applications are available today, Wednesday, March 16, to sign up for Phase I funding. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, to turn in a completed application.
    Applications will be available at the Extension Office and those on my mailing list should expect to receive one in the mail.
    The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match, up to $2,500. We will be able take receipts dated from Sept. 21, 2010, through the end of the program.

  • Updates: Eggs more nutritious; new steps to save energy

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reviewed standard large eggs from across the country and found that, in the past decade, the average nutrient content of eggs has changed.
    Cho-lesterol levels have de-creased while vitamin D levels have increased. What caused this change? The USDA estimates that the diet of hens has changed over the years, altering nutrients within the egg as a result.

  • Family welcomes son

    Amanda Oneal and Paul Weeks announce the birth of their son, Walker Henry Weeks, born Feb. 4, 2011, at Baptist Northeast Hospital in La Grange, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Eugene and Fonda Oneal of Carrollton. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy May and Mary and Joe Oneal, all of Carrollton.
    Paternal grandparents are Pamela Weeks of Eminence and the late Patrick Henry Weeks Sr.

  • The importance of family is found in the Word of God

    Many parents worry for their families, and especially for their children’s future. But the actual question would be, what is really being done for them?
    We think that having a good job, a good house and a good car, providing them with food, buying them clothes and giving them an education so that they face the future on their own, means that we have accomplished our job as parents. But what about moral principles and, most importantly, what about God’s principles?

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, March 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.
    A public forum on the Park to Parks Trail project will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Carroll County Public Library
    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.
    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

  • Health fair offers free, reduced-price screening, other medical information

    The third annual Carroll County Health and Safety Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    The free event is sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Health and Safety Partnership, in collaboration with Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Three Rivers District Health Department and Green Valley Care Center.

    The event provides family friendly information to residents in Carroll and surrounding counties about how to be healthy and stay safe.

  • THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY

    Wednesday, March 16: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m.-noon, sewing room.
     

    Thursday, March 17: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds;11 a.m., music nakers, for ages 18 months and up; 1:30 p.m., story hour, for ages from 4-6 years old; 4 p.m., yoga group; 4 p.m., GED help; 5 p.m., homework help; 6 p.m., ESL class.
     

    Friday, March 18: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 6 p.m., Friday night music, Open Mic Night.
     

  • SENIOR CALENDAR

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026