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Today's News

  • It’s time to look ahead to spring landscaping needs

    It has been a long, hard and cold winter for Carroll County. With the snow and ice we have experienced this week, the beginning of March has certainly lived up to the age-old saying, “in like a lion.” Let us all hope it will go “out like a lamb.”

    Believe it or not, spring really is on the way, causing homeowners to begin turning their attention to the landscape.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, consider pruning trees and shrubs around the home that have been affected by the weather.

  • 2014 31st All-District basketball teams

    John Michael Adams, Lauren Moore and Miranda Groseclose were named to the 31st All-District Team. 

    The following also were named to the boys All-District team: Koby Carlton and Troy Phelps, Gallatin; Cornelius Sanford and Jalen Dixie, Eminence; Austin Young, Brad West and Nacona Jeffries, Henry; and Carson Williams, Jarrod Ball, Vince Toftness and Hunter Trenary, Owen.

  • Kentucky Speedway pays long overdue bill to state police

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Speedway on Friday paid a long overdue bill of nearly $300,000 to Kentucky State Police for providing security on the track’s grounds during four major race weeks in 2012 and 2013.

    Speedway Motorsports, which owns the track in Gallatin County, sent a check for $299,125.86 by express mail from its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., said State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

  • Animal Tales

    Carroll County Public Library celebrated “Take Your Child to the Library Day” Feb. 22, by bringing in a special presentation from Animal Tales. This included live animals and fun facts from zoo educators and naturalists. Each child in attendance also received a free gift.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | March 6, 2014

    Thursday, March 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose time, 10 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 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.; Champions Town Hall meeting at Butler Park, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Kynect Healthcare, sign up assistance, 9:30 a.m. until noon; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; artist reception, Jennifer and Jessica Leake, 1-3 p.m.; game day 1-4 p.m.

    Sunday, March 9: Daylight Savings Time.

  • Jack up metabolism to increase fat burning abilities

    Often you hear people blame their weight-loss struggles on a slow metabolism, and is it truly responsible for weight problems?

    The process of metabolism is complex, involving numerous hormones and enzymes with varying functions in the body. This metabolism “network” sets the rate at which your body converts food into fuel, and this, in turn, establishes the efficiency of your body’s fat-burning engine. This makes gaining and losing weight dependent on:

    • Age. Metabolism naturally slows about 5 percent per decade after the age of 40.

  • Family welcomes baby daughter | Sammy Jane Maiden

    Cody and Ashley Maiden of Glencoe, Ky. announce the birth of their daughter, Sammy Jane Maiden, born Dec. 22, 2013, at 3:31 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Edgewood, Ky. She weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her brothers, Ian, 7, and Haylon, 1, and her sister, Stefany, 9, helped welcome her home.

  • KDH to provide free colon cancer testing kits in March

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters’ Health is once again providing free, take-home fecal-occult colon cancer screening kits. Kits are available from KDH primary care providers that offer care for adults (family practice/internal medicine).

    To request a free take-home testing kit, patients need to stop by their provider’s office.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | March 6, 2014

    This menu is for all public schools in Carroll County. Carroll County High School and Middle Schools are the same except for where noted.

     

    Thursday, March 6: Spaghetti with meat sauce, California blend veggies, peas, grapes and peaches; breakfast: Sausage biscuit and gravy.

    Friday, March 7: Hamburger/cheeseburger with bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, Nantucket veggies, curly fries, apple and Mandarin oranges; breakfast: Donuts.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Board of Education voted to keep students off from school during Spring Break

    By a vote of 3-2, the Carroll County School Board voted to continue adding on days to the end of the school year and NOT use Spring Break as makeup days. The district has had 14 snow days as of today, and the last day for students is June 3.

    However, the board is leaving open the option of possibly taking Memorial Day or a Saturday as a make up day if the district continues to have snow days so that Carroll County High School graduation is not pushed back any further. Graduation is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 8.