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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Jan. 9, 2014

    For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, Jan. 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, “Despicable Me 2,” 2 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Jan. 9, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Stacey with Congressman Thomas Massie’s office to discuss services available for seniors, 11:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Gallatin Steel supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

    In 2012 and 2013, Gallatin Steel donated a total of $86,800 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Louisville and Lexington. This monetary donation was just part of the overall support that the company provided to this worthwhile organization thanks to the company’s golf outing committee. Through dozens of volunteer hours, the committee spearheaded Gallatin’s golf scramble fundraisers, procured hundreds of “wish list” items, and provided hands on assistance.

  • Census record offers clues to uncover maiden name

    Finding the family name of a female ancestor can be very challenging, no matter what era you are researching. If you are lucky, your female ancestor was young enough to be living with her family in 1850 and later. The 1850 census was the first time enumerators recorded the name, age and birthplace of each person living in every household, along with the relationship they had to the head of household.

    Prior to that, only the name of the head of household was provided. Every-one else was counted according to age and gender.

  • Girls 0-3 at South Warren

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers traveled to South Warren High School Dec. 26-28 for the FNB Holiday Bash, but were unable to return home with a win.

    Head coach Paul Stone said the girls were flat in the first two games of the tournament, but played well in the final game.

  • Panthers take third in Bracken Co. tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers basketball team won two of three games to finish third in the Bracken County Holiday Classic, held Dec. 26-28. The tournament started off on a high note, as the Panthers got a big win over the Bracken County Polar Bears (6-3), 72-60.

    Head coach Carroll Yager praised the effort of senior transfer Blake Kruzan who posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds and tying Austin Crowell with a team-high four steals. “Blake played the best game he has all year for us,” Yager said.

  • More education money starts with tax reform

     From The News Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky.

     

    Teachers are spending money out of their own paychecks each year to make sure all of their students have necessary classroom items that many families take for granted.

    Parents are checking off long lists each August for some essential school supplies. The list and the cost continue to grow with each academic year.

    Students are asked to share school books with classmates and teachers’ salaries rank below the national average.

  • Lawmakers return to Frankfort to tackle issues facing Kentucky

    As the General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Tuesday this week, it is worth taking one last look back at 2013 to review some of the issues my legislative colleagues and I have been studying in recent months.

  • 2014 Homecoming Court

    Freshman Princess: Haley Nicole Dermon; Freshman Prince:  Malachi Corbin

    Sophomore Princess:  Kelsey Wallace; Sophomore Prince:  Alex Jeffrey

    Junior Princess:  Samantha Lillard; Junior Prince:  Colin Prosser

    Senior Queen Candidates:  Kiana Benhoff, Sarah Hawkins, Tatum McIntyre, Kaylin Wallace and Dominique Hunt

    Senior King Candidates:  Noah Abercrombie, Dakota Corbin, Michael Hall, Blake Kruzan and Noah Lewis

     

  • A new year is a great time to get the family’s finances in good order

    Getting your financial habits in order is good to undertake as we begin a new year. Last week I discussed the importance of analyzing your spending habits and creating a good spending and saving plan to stretch your money and make it go further.

    No matter your income, you can learn ways to live within your means. Without a plan, you may charge for purchases, thus increasing the money you owe. Or, at the end of the month, you may find yourself with no accessible cash.  This can cause undue stress and hardship to you or your family