Today's News

  • Library sets record for circulation in the last year

    Everyone has heard of Christmas in July, but how about New Year’s in August?

    It is a very true phenomenon in the library world. This is the time of year when we analyze how things went last year (and to make matters more confusing, last year means July 2011 through June 2012). As librarians, we still have to be a little quirky.

    For our library, last year was a record setting year. We circulated more items than ever in one year. We also had more people attend our programs than in past years.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 29, 2012
  • Departure ceremonies Friday, Saturday for Kentucky Guardsmen

    Friends and family will say farewell to approximately 565 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery on Friday, Aug. 31 as they depart for the Horn of Africa for a scheduled nine-month deployment.

    Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, and the Kentucky National Guard Command Staff will be on hand at the Frankfort Convention Center to send the unit off.

  • Madison, Ind. opens private homes for tour Oct. 12-14

    MADISON, Ind. - Tri Kappa Sorority’s biennial Tour of Homes is set for Oct. 12-14, offering individuals the opportunity to tour eight private homes and historic buildings not ordinarily open for public viewing. Hosts will guide individuals through the homes, detailing items of interest and the history of each home. Included on the tour this year are homes of various architectural styles.  All proceeds from the tour are used for local scholarships and other philanthropic projects.

  • Jeffrey shares message on PTS for veterans, their families

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Mike Jeffrey has one foot in America and the other in Iraq — and never knows which is bearing more weight.

    Jeffrey, a Rineyville resident, spoke to about 85 people at the seventh annual Veterans’ Recognition Event at the John W. Black Community Center Aug. 9.

    This year the event focused on post-traumatic stress, a chronic condition that affects anyone who has suffered a traumatic event, including civilians.

  • Barn Razing
  • KentuckyOne Health cancels contract with Medicaid provider Coventry Cares

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

     Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s largest health care system on Thursday said it is terminating contracts at all its facilities with Medicaid managed care provider Coventry Cares.

  • Kentucky’s deer season to open Sept. 1

    When Kentucky’s 2012-2013 deer season opens with the beginning of archery hunting Sat., Sept. 1, there will be plenty of reasons for hunters to be optimistic.

    Last deer season was arguably the state’s best ever.

    Kentucky hunters also posted the fourth best overall harvest with 119,656 deer, the highest total since the 2008-09 season. In 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, hunters bagged more deer than in the 2010-2011 deer season.

  • Promotion - Aug. 29, 2012
  • Sports briefs | Aug. 29, 2012

    Carroll soccer falls 3-2 to Shelby

    The boys soccer team rallied to tie after being down two goals, but was robbed of a win or a tie by a controversial referee call, losing 3-2 to Shelby County Aug. 21.

    Head coach Ben Crutcher said he was not focused on this game going in because it would be his team’s fourth game in four days. He could tell from the start that his team was tired. It also was undermanned, with three starters out with illness or injury.