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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of July 3, 2013

    Wednesday, July 3:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10 a.m. until noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for July 4th holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m. until noon; pre-school Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden, 11 a.m.; family movie, “ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” 2 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee and Carrollton Main Street’s First Friday, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • Workshops to focus on chronic disease

    With an aging population and chronic disease rates increasing among children and young adults, local communities need tools to help people deal with chronic diseases. 

    Three Rivers District Health Department is meeting these challenges by getting staff and community partners trained to facilitate the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. These are evidence-based workshops designed to give patients and their caregivers more education on management techniques, in addition to traditional medical care. 

  • Lykins celebrates 28 years

    Darrell Lykins and Retta Craig, both of Ghent, were married on July 2, 1985, at Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, with Brother Robert Ferguson officiating.

    The bride’s sister; Vicki Craig Harmon, was the maid of honor and best man was Billy Pruitt.

    Darrell retired from Carroll County Water District in 2008 and Retta has been with the Ghent Post Office since 1978.

    They have two daughters, Shannon Lykins Skirvin and Kimberly Lykins Jett. The couple still resides in Ghent.

  • Mentors, money are instrumental in BB/BS program

    Do friendships require money? The simple answer is no.

    But when it comes to a mentoring initiative that provides structure and oversight, candidate interviews and background checks, and home visits and accountability, the answer is yes. These friendships require money.

  • Senior event 2013 to feature railroad theme

    The Carroll County Senior Event planning team announces that this year’s event on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Point Park in Carrollton will bring back memories of when the railroad and trains regularly ran through Carrollton, Worthville, Sparta and other points from Covington to Louisville and beyond. Yes, “It’s Train Time!”

    This year our senior citizens will enjoy great music, food and entertainment in tune with our railroad theme.

     

    Old memorabilia wanted  

  • Spring 2013 EKU Dean's List

    The following undergraduate students of Eastern Kentucky University have been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester: Dilan Ray Hardin  of Bedford, junior, majoring in Journalism; Geoffrey Ervin Beglau of Bedford, junior, majoring in Aviation; Casey B. Bertone of Bedford, freshman, majoring in Criminal Justice; Grace Danielle Bixler of Bedford, senior, majoring in Gen Studies in Arts & Sciences; and Cherah Jade Case of Carrollton, sophomore, majoring in Finance.

  • WKU graduates | July 3, 2013

    Western Kentucky University recently released its list of Spring 2013 graduates.
    Cody T. Clifton of Carrollton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Christie A. Jones of Carrollton graduated with a Master of Science. Amanda F. Cook and Clayton S. Cook both of Worthville both graduated with bachelor of science degrees. Jonathon D. Lynn of Ghent also graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

  • Tips for successfully breeding cows

    This is a critical time for getting cows breeding. Cows should be on good pasture with clover and preferably low endophyte levels in fescue for the spring breeding season. Keep pastures vegetative by clipping or making hay. Cows should have abundant shade and water; heat stress can ruin the breeding season.

  • JCTC free summer workshops range from Pinterest to self-defense

    As prices of gasoline and everyday expenses increase, JCTC is the perfect place to start or continue your education with its affordable tuition.  In-state tuition is $144 per credit hour.

    It’s not too late to sign up for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 19. Aug. 1 is the deadline for returning and transferring students to apply online for free at Jefferson.kctcs.edu. The deadline to apply for first-time freshman for fall semester was July 1. 

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus is offering free workshops all summer long.

  • Be careful when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    It’s that time of year again for good food, good times with family and friends, and great fireworks.

    The Fourth of July is a special time for every American as we celebrate our freedoms in this great country. However, we need to remember that as spectacular as fireworks are to watch, they are extremely dangerous and account for numerous injuries, unintended fires, property damage and even accidental deaths.