Today's News

  • Garden visit yields teas, recipes

    I’m back! I know. It’s a surprise to me as well, but here I am doing what I love to do, writing this column. 

    The sale of our house fell through and we were disappointed; however life does go on and there are reasons for everything. In this process, I have redecorated our house with all of our own things and that is very good.

    In September, we visited the new home of my high school friends in Virginia, then drove further south to Charleston, S.C., where we met my cousin and his wife from California. 

  • TOPS program to discuss ‘Living Well’

    Sue Livers, foundation director at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, will speak at the Tops Ky. No. 529 meeting at the Senior Citizens building, on Sixth Street in Carrollton, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

    Livers will be speaking on the difference of living and living well. Tops is a non-profit support group for weight loss. All are welcome.

  • Group set to sweep area along Highland Avenue

    Carrollton Main Street Program is holding its fall sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Kentucky Adopt-a-Highway cleanup.

    Project coordinator Alice Richter said the area stretchs on Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) from Cartmell Elementary School to the Prestonville bridge.

    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Cartmell parking lot to pick up their trash bags and gloves, Richter said. For more information, call Richter at (502) 732-0779.

  • Carroll woman killed in Trimble crash

    A Carroll County woman has died from injuries suffered in a crash on Friday, Oct. 26. Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by Norma Puckett, 76, of Carrollton, was traveling east on Hwy. 42 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Puckett, who was wearing a seat belt, was first transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital. Puckett died of her injuries at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

  • STAND strength team to visit Carroll County

    The STAND Team is coming to Carroll County and to the Worthville Baptist Church, Nov. 2 through Nov. 4. 

    STAND is a national and international non-profit organization standing before thousands of people yearly. They go into public and private schools, prisons, churches and give concerts using feats of strength to illustrate a powerful message.

  • Adolescent substance abuse program opens

    Adolescents in Carroll County and the surrounding area have a new place to seek help for their substance abuse issues-an intensive outpatient program designed specifically for teens within walking distance of both Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School.

    Operated by the Brook Hospital at KMI, the Brook Outpatient Center is a new chemical dependency treatment center conveniently located behind the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice on Clay Street. 

  • Legend creates story of jack-o’-lantern

    Tonight is an especially spook-tacular evening full of ghosts, goblins, princesses, and other creative creatures walking the streets in Carroll County.

    In the spirit of Halloween, this week’s article focuses on a spooky origin of a well-known season staple.

    Jack-o’-lanterns are a popular item to see keeping watch on doorsteps. We see them everywhere and even have pumpkin-carving parties. But do you know the legend behind the jack o’ lantern?

  • FSA county committee voting set to begin Nov. 5

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 5. State FSA Executive Director John McCauley says FSA county committee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

     “I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this year’s elections,” McCauley says. 

  • Extension Homemakers host drug-abuse talk

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite all interested residents to a special program, “Championing for a Drug Free Carroll County” Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

    Guest speakers will be Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Champions Coordinator Misty Wheeler.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 31, 2012

    Wednesday, Oct. 31

    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.

    Carrollton and Carroll County are hosting Trick-or-Treating for Halloween from 6-8 p.m. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution during this time.

    Thursday, Nov. 1

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.