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Today's News

  • Use the correct, and best, knife for the job

    I wish that I could happily report that as I type this I’m sitting outside, wearing shorts and thoroughly enjoying the warm Kentucky weather. Alas, I’m indoors with a long sleeve shirt and pants and shivering at the thought of going outside at all. Oh well, sooner or later that day and that article will come. Today though, it’s a different subject.

  • Student learn of leadership, state government through 4-H

    One of the 4-H categories is that of leadership.  Wednesday, March 19, nine people from Carroll County Extension attended the “Capitol Exper-ience” event in Frank-fort and on March 20, 21 and 22, seven delegates attended Teen Summit in Jabez.

    Knowing your elected officials, how the government works and the process of creating political change are all important skills necessary for youth to become active members of society.

  • Children learn many of their eating habits at home

    For parents, being a good role model is a constant challenge and a lifelong job. Kids absorb everything their parents say and do, right down to their eating habits.

    Consider these tips for building a healthy foundation for your kids’ eating habits by starting with yourself.

  • USDA encourages farmers to register early for FSA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia recently recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance.

    Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to a local FSA Service Center before April 15. 
 

    Enrollment for the disaster programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, including the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will begin by April 15.
 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | March 27, 2014

    Thursday, March 27

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Lent offers the time to pay it forward

    Who among us does not believe that Jesus Christ gave his life for us on the cross. Who of us would deny this total gift of Jesus for us and our salvation . Who can be indifferent to the incredible love that enabled Jesus to accept crucifixion . Lent is the season our churches set aside to reflect on this divine reality.

  • Ghent wants more police protection

    City of Ghent commissioners are looking at ways to increase police protection for residents who are concerned about drugs and crime.

    A citizen speaking at the commission’s regular March meeting raised the need for increased police presence in Ghent. This prompted commissioners to restart discussions that first began in March 2011 with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

  • Carrollton, Westside fight duplex fire

    Local firefighters battled a duplex fire in Carrollton Saturday that has left two families without homes.

    Carrollton Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded to 213 Seventh Street at 11:11 a.m. There are two apartments in the building – Apt. 1 on the right and Apt. 2 on the left. Apt. 1 renter Victoria Smith had left for work, and her boyfriend, Clifford Perkins, was still in bed, property owner John Cox said Saturday. Perkins discovered the fire in the kitchen and alerted his neighbors so they could get out of the house, Cox said.

  • Hicks' grand slam helps lift Carroll over Trimble

    An inning of miscues by the Trimble County Raiders opened the door for the Carroll County Panthers to take a big lead on their border-rivals and ultimately win, 13-3, in five innings Thursday, March 20, at Panther Field.

    Down 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Carroll’s Seth Hicks led off with a walkand Austin Crowell was hit in the back by a pitch. Jackson “Boo” Donahue laid down a bunt to the first base side, but an error on the throw allowed Hicks to score.

  • Child dies of drug overdose, father charged

    A report from the state medical examiner concludes that Bradley James Allen, 2, of Ghent died from acute oxycodone intoxication.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite received the autopsy report this week showing the toddler had high levels of oxycodone and oxymophone in his system. Allen was found dead at Ghent home on Feb. 18.

    The child’s father, Douglas Allen, 26 of Ghent, was arrested and charged with murder March 7 after he was interviewed by Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg.