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Today's News

  • Livestock, pets must be protected from extreme heat

    Last week, the county definitely got a taste of the summer heat. Accord-ing to our local Kentucky Mesonet system, actual air temperatures reached 90 degrees Fahren-heit or above, for five out of seven days.

    This week’s change in the weather is providing a reprieve from the summer heat, but we should always be prepared to deal with higher temperatures around the farm and home.

  • Community Calendar | Week of July 24, 2013

    Wednesday, July 24

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, July 25

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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  • Church News | July 24, 2013

    Sanders church sets monthly hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Pastor Hardin Lowe and the congregation invite the public to attend.

    Renewal workshop set for church July 23-25

    Second Baptist Church of Carrollton, 611 Sycamore Street in Carrollton will hold a spiritual renewal workshop, Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25, at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. L.H. McIntyre and the Rev. Dr. John C. Travis as speakers.

  • Christians grow in faith through the word of God

    I have to admit it. I too, fell victim to one of those fad diets. Honestly, I don’t even know that someone could classify it as a fad diet due to the lack of participants. It was one of those many ideas that initially sounded good and made sense, but in time, revealed itself to be foolish.

  • Officials want more info on proposed pipeline, Owen judge says

    By MARY ALFORD

    Landmark News Service

    Officials from several Kentucky counties are meeting the Bluegrass Pipeline project with skeptic eyes.

    Owen County Judge-Executive  Carolyn Keith said officials simply want more information on the proposed pipeline that would transport natural gas liquids from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the northeast United States as well as to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Ethics watchdog group calls Kentucky governor ‘a clown’

    From The State Journal

    A recent report by a Washington watchdog group has listed Gov. Steve Beshear among the worst governors in the United States and categorized him as a clown.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., released the report earlier this week, assessing U.S. governors on corruption, transparency, partisan politics, pressuring public officials, cronyism, self-enrichment, scandal and mismanagement.

    Beshear ranked seventh on the list for his involvement in the coal industry.

  • State revenue exceed target as fiscal year ends on June 30

    They may be relatively unknown and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the eight economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect.

    As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it can be tough to predict what a year will bring.  Their job, however, is even more difficult: They have to look more than 30 months ahead, to cover not just the two-year span for the budget but also the six additional months needed to prepare, pass and implement it.

  • Rockin’ Out!

    Paragon Arts and Music Academy held its Rock Star Dance Camp July 15-19. Every day was dedicated to a different rock star: Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice, Shake It Up, Rock Star Barbie and Fresh Beat Barbie. The girls learned a new dance every day and performed a rock concert for their parents at the end of camp. Campers also worked on rock star-themed crafts, modeled for a photo shoot, made music videos and sang karaoke. At the end of the week, each camper received a certificate, goody bag and rock star t-shirt.

  • Heroin forum sheds light on serious drug problem in region