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Today's News

  • Curry named NCKC co-player of the week

    Carroll County’s Kyndal Curry and Trimble County’s Raegan Black and Chloe Griffith were named the NCKC players of the week.

     Kyndal scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in two games last week and has guarded the other teams’ best player all season long.

    Raegan averaged 20 points, seven rebounds, and two-and-a-half blocks in three wins.

    Chloe averaged 12 points and six rebounds in three wins.  She shot 73 percent from the field.

  • 1918 river ice proved destructive to maritime trade on Ohio River

    The oppressive arctic conditions that prevailed throughout the Ohio River Valley and along the river’s tributaries in the winter of 1918 continued late into January. By Jan. 20, many rural and small community schools had been forced to close due to extreme cold and deep snow. It was almost impossible for students on the farms to make their way to the school houses.

  • State imposes limits on outdoor burning

    Kentucky law designates Feb. 15-April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

  • Second class on photography tackles copying images

    Do you have pictures on your camera and you are not sure about the next step?

    We will be talking about saving and transferring pictures to computer. The next steps would be editing pictures and then getting them printed. We will be covering those topics this Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension office.

    Please bring pictures and if you want a laptop computer. I will have a couple of extra computers for the attendees to use.

    Managing calving season

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Feb. 23, 2011

    First reading for city’s amended sexually oriented business ordinance

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the Ordinance 2011-02 amending Ordinance 2004-01 for sexually oriented businesses at their meeting Feb. 14. The new amendment revised the distance that a sexually oriented business can operate or cause to be operated to 500 feet from the original 250 feet.

  • Pulled cream candy, needlework classes set for February

    Do you yearn for the wonderful cream candy made by your grandmother or mother in days gone past? If so, you can learn to make it yourself.
     
    On Thursday, Feb. 24, we are having a cream candy making class from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    This class was originally planned for November, but due to an illness by our instructor it had to be postponed. Even though the weather is getting warmer, we still wanted to offer this class.

  • Pulled cream candy, needlework classes set for February

    Do you yearn for the wonderful cream candy made by your grandmother or mother in days gone past? If so, you can learn to make it yourself.
     
    On Thursday, Feb. 24, we are having a cream candy making class from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    This class was originally planned for November, but due to an illness by our instructor it had to be postponed. Even though the weather is getting warmer, we still wanted to offer this class.

  • Sherrard named news editor, Taylor moves to Banner

    Staff writer Kristin Sherrard will begin duties as The News-Democrat’s news editor Monday, Feb. 28.

    Publisher Jeff Moore made the announcement Monday in making several other changes involving staff member transitions at the Carrollton newspaper and her sister publication in Bedford.

  • City traffic lights’ timing reset Friday

    Workers from Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet have reset timing on two city traffic lights. Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry he has asked officials to improve the timing on lights at Highland Avenue and Fifth and Sixth streets. The mayor noted that lights at these to intersections have been slow to change, leaving motorists on cross streets sitting 5-6 minutes or more.

    He said it had become a hazard because some drivers are not waiting and crossing on red because of the long delays. McMurry said the retiming on Friday has resolved these issues.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs

    County to pursue more funding for Park Trails

    In a rare Wednesday meeting on Feb. 9, the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to pursue a matching funds federal grant to help continue the development of the Park to Park Trails Project.