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Today's News

  • City makes progress with tobacco-free ordinance; county needs to act too

    Our community has seen some progressive moves this summer that are long-overdue that can and will benefit our health.

    First, Welch’s Riverside Restaurant decided to make the majority of its facility smoke-free. Owner Junior Welch set aside an area for smokers, but his decision has cleared the air in most of the restaurant that used to have a heavy smell of cigarette smoke.

  • Salad, crock pot meal won’t heat up the kitchen

    Since it is so hot outside, the only thing to do is try to keep it cool inside. Whether you have air conditioning or not, it can get very hot in the house when cooking. I have a few ideas of some very easy and cool meals to prepare for your family, simple, but cool meals in more ways than one.

    My husband and I love tuna fish, so I frequently make tuna fish salads for lunch or supper. Not the typical sandwich, but an all out cool summer salad. I give you:

    Cool Summer Tuna Salad

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 3, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug 3, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays 10-noon.
    Thursday, Aug. 4, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.
    Friday, Aug. 5, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carrollton Main Street First Friday, music by Clayton Dermon, 6-8 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 6, Family movie, Rio.
    Monday, Aug. 8, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; meet the artist reception, Sam Burgess and Hazel Ray, 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug 9, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 3, 2011

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Aug 3: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 4: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 5: Commodities, 8:30 a.m.; euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 8: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; mystery dessert, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carrollton One-Stop relocates to new Highland Avenue office

    Carrollton One-Stop has relocated to 1209 Highland Ave., Suite E, Carrollton from its previous location at 320 Garrard St.

    The new facility will continue to house Workforce Investment Act services, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Employment and Training. The office closed for two days last week during the move.

  • Humphrey named to jailer’s board

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey has been re-elected to the Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board of Directors.

    Humphrey was elected Carroll County Jailer in 1993. He has served on the KJA Board since 2001.

    “Being on the board gives me more insight to what is going on across the state,” Humphrey said. “It allows us to be more active with other counties and with the association. It also helps us receive updated information about what is going on with current legislation.”

  • Ten white dogwoods are gift with donation to the Arbor Day Foundation

    Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation before Aug. 31 will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book. Send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 58410.or join online at arborday.org/august.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 3, 2011
  • Health officials say breastfeeding aids children

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The 2011 World Breastfeeding Week slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby as well as the importance of having support.

  • Annual Ready Fair is Thursday at Cartmell

    Family Ties Resource Center sponsors its annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, for Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students at Cartmell.

    Lots of information and free items will be available to families to help make sure students start the school year right.

    Family Ties will be giving each student who attends a bag of school supplies for the new year. There also will be several community agencies on site providing an abundance of information about their programs for parents and students.