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Today's News

  • Governor’s Medicaid decision could provide needed care across Kentucky

    From The Sentinel-News

    We understand that expansion of the Medicaid plan as part of the Affordable Care Act is seen as a political football, a topic to be kicked back and forth across a field of ideology with not a whole lot of regard for the players involved.

    We also admit that we don’t have the sufficient grasp of either the process or economics to reinforce the decision last week by Gov. Steve Beshear to expand the rolls and open up the possibility that perhaps 300,000 more Kentuckians can have access to health insurance.

  • State makes progress on educating children

    As we put another school year behind us – and as parents wait for the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” in the not-too-distant future – now is a good time to take a closer look at all of the good things going on academically.

    Over the long term, perhaps the best news came out of a 2012 Harvard study, which showed Kentucky tying for fifth among the states when measuring the gains our students have made over the last 20 years in math, reading and science.

  • Terrell looks to build membership as new C’ton fire chief

    Spend a few minutes talking with new Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell and you’ll see that his passion for emergency services runs through his veins.

    While he has just been fire chief since May 6, Terrell has been a volunteer with the Carrollton Fire Department since 1985.

    “It’s sort of a way of life for us,” Terrell said during a Friday interview in his office at the fire station.

  • 2013 CAC K4/K5 graduation
  • HOSA sets uniform sale fundraiser

     The Life Uniform Sale, a fundraiser, sponsored by the Health Occupations Students of America will be held Friday, May 31, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, 309 11th Street in Carrollton from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

  • Student of the week: Brad Osborne

     What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Being with my friends because they make my day.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Pre-calculus. Mrs. Woods is an amazing teacher.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Mockingjay”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The Hobbit”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    University of Kentucky

  • JCTC plans summer camp for area middle-schoolers

    Carroll County Middle School students are being invited to attend the Career Craze summer camp at Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus. 

    This is a free summer camp designed to explore career opportunities that exist in our region. The camp introduces student to the high demand manufacturing technology fields of engineering and electronics technology and applied process technology taught at the JCTC Carrollton Campus.

  • Kathryn Winn students working for ‘summer spike’

    On the last day of classes at Kathryn Winn Primary School, a couple of students asked Principal Gerda Wise if they could make the last ann-ouncement—with a slight change.  Instead of Wise’s usual closing, which encourages students to “read, read, read, all night long,” the students charged their classmates to “play, play, play, all summer long.”

  • Adopt-A-Pet | May 22, 2013
  • Insecticides can help win battle with carpenter bees

    Have you noticed the presence of carpenter bees around your home lately?

    These beneficial pollinators can be intimidating.  They are relatively large in size and can cause considerable structural damage over time.

    Carp-enter bees spend the winter as adults in their gallery homes.  Now, they are starting new tunnels or expanding old ones in order to raise a brood of about six larvae during the summer.  Accumulations of sawdust may be the first sign that their work has begun.