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Today's News

  • Make a plan, stick to it to get more active in the new year

    All of us at the Carroll County Extension office hope you had a nice holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you back for another year of great programs and activities. Please stop by and check out what the New Year brings.

    Did you make any new year’s resolutions to increase or start a physical activity program? Yes, it is easy to make a resolution to improve your physical activity, but sticking with it is the problem. 

  • Programs aid farmers with beef certification, breeding

    2012 is officially here, and with it comes new opportunities to gain knowledge through the UK Cooperative Extension Office.

    One such opportunity is through the “Carroll County Agri-culture News.” I have developed this Exten-sion newsletter to be delivered on a quarterly basis. The inaugural newsletter is being sent out at this time, and it will include information from the UK Cooperative Extension Service, as well as reminders and announcements for upcoming programs. If you would like to receive my newsletter, please contact the Extension office.

  • Permit change receives just one comment

    With just a couple of days left before the public comment period ends on a revised permit for the Carrollton River Terminal, officials have received just one comment on the proposal.

  • Moving Knights By Day
  • What do you think?

    What would you like to see the city/county government do in 2012?

    “Bring more jobs into the community because there are a lot of people out of work.” - Sandy Smith, Carrollton

    “Get a better school district because they teach you to spell like you talk, and they don’t teach you how to count back change.” - Tessa Kramer, Carrollton

  • County eyes jobs, roads

    The county’s wish list for 2012 includes bringing a new industry into the county, obtaining funding for the Jefferson Community & Technical College-Carrollton campus, completing/making progress on multiple construction projects and cleaning up the Kysoc property.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has received a few calls from prospective companies about relocating to the area, which he saw as a good sign.

  • Generating traffic for C’ton is mayor’s priority for new year

    Bringing more people to Carrollton, in particular downtown, is the main focus for Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry in 2012. Among the ways he hopes to achieve this goal are beginning work on the highly-anticipated river walk project, hosting a Fourth of July festival and fireworks display and putting a greater focus on the local artists in the area.

  • Rain gardens provide many benefits

    This year, 4-H agents will receive hands-on training at 4-H camps so they can teach youth about the benefits of rain gardens.  Rain gardens are landscaping features adapted to provide on-site treatment of stormwater runoff, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Residential rain gardens are usually small, “homeowner sized” (averaging 60 to 100 square feet) plots that utilize in-place or native soil.  They generally cost $2 to $5 per square feet (without under-drain) and create habitat for wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

  • Resolutions provide a chance to become healthier in 2012

    New Year’s is a great time to make a fresh start at living a healthy life. However, anyone can start over on any day of the year. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that we can use to help middle and high school age kids put into practice. As adults, we can be good models by also trying them out ourselves:

    •                  Eat more fruits and vegetables

  • New Years Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 in celebration of the New Years holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.