Today's News

  • Library sees an increase in use by its patrons

    As we ended June, we officially ended our year. I am sure I have mentioned before, we use July and August to grade our performance. For the most part, we feel like we delivered quality service and filled the needs of our community. 

  • Tips on teaching your children about strangers

    With recent rumors about town and news stories about child abductions, human-trafficking and solicitation of children, parents are scared to let their children out of their sight. The threats are real and more close to home than ever.

  • Student’s mother has a big influence on her life

    If you were to ask an elementary school student who his/her hero is, the response would probably be something like Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman and that would be understandable. All those “super heroes” saved someone from the “bad guy,” and kids look up to them for that reason.

    If you were to ask a middle or a high school student who his/her hero was, the response might be different. My answer to that question is my mom.

  • Student of the Week: Whitney Wehrman, Sixth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like to be with my friends and learn new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I love reading because there are a lot of books that interest me.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “If you’re reading this, it’s too late”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”

  • Winn parents form first PTA in more than 20 years

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Kathryn Winn Primary has a Parent-Teacher Association.

    County Attorney and Winn parent Nick Marsh approached Principal Gerda Wise earlier this year with the idea of starting a formal organization to help channel parent involvement in the school. In short order, the Kathryn Winn PTA was born.

  • Autumn brings time to harvest apples in Kentucky

    September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers—both for the commercial and home operation. In fact, I have received a couple of calls already about the best time to harvest apples this season.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat.

  • Adults must help foster leadership skills in youth

    All young people need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, they learn they can make a difference. 

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    l Manage time

    l Work as a team

    l Set goals

    l Start conversations

    l Facilitate meetings

    l Solve problems

  • P’ville hires Gamm as City Attorney

    Prestonville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to hire Corey Gamm as the new City Attorney at its Sept.16 meeting. The current City Attorney Alecia Gamm-Hubbard announced her resignation from the position, effective Sept. 19, during the August meeting. 

    Gamm is with the law firm of Gamm & Hubbard located in Warsaw.  The conditions of his employment will be the same as Hubbard.

    Hubbard has agreed to stay on with the city through their litigation with Can-Do Construction over the Community Center building.

    Citizens’ comments

  • FDA clears up label rules on what is really ‘gluten free’

    The Food and Drug Administration recently finalized the definition of the term “gluten-free” on food labels. All manufacturers that want to use the gluten-free wording on their products must adhere to strict guidelines.

    According to the FDA, the term gluten-free now refers to foods that are either inherently gluten-free or foods that do not contain any ingredient that is:

    • A gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt or wheat)

    • Derived from a gluten-containing grain that has not been processed to remove gluten (e.g., wheat flour)

  • Hall ties scoring records in shutout

    Carroll County boys soccer senior Michael Hall put on a clinic Tuesday night against district foe Gallatin County, scoring five first-half goals to tie the school record for most goals in a game and tying his own school scoring record for most goals in a season at 21 – and he still has eight regular season games plus tournament play to put it further out of reach.