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Today's News

  • Join the iCrowd: Library offers Mac classes

     I ahave been very impressed by the Apple program beginning in the Carroll County School System.

    Each high school junior and senior will have the opportunity to receive a MacBook for use at school and, more importantly, at home. I am a huge fan of Apple products. You can come into my office anytime and see an iPod, iPhone or iPad connected or being used in some way or another. The products are intuitive, fun to use and very creative. But, they are also different. 

    A Mac and a PC do not work the same, which can be intimidating at first.

  • First Friday event celebrates watermelons with tastings

    Watermelon was the theme at last week’s First Friday, held monthly on the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse in downtown.

    Coordinated by the Carroll-ton Main Street Program led by Sam Burgess, Jeff Moore and Deborah Garrett and anchored by the RiverView Farmers Market, this team has worked hard to provide entertainment and an interesting program for everyone attending.

    On Friday night, Garrett organized a watermelon bash with demonstrations of watermelon dishes and a seed spitting contest.

  • Serving sweet foods can liven up any meeting

    Things have been a little strange lately, don’t you think?  With the heat for all of the country reaching well into the 100s and higher and all of us worrying about what Congress was going to do about the budget. On top of that, at the time of this writing, we have had no rain.

    It is only natural that people might just be a little testy. Actually, I think everyone has done well  considering how long  we have been dealing with all of this.

  • Diplomas, GEDs have a real payoff

    It has been a little more than a decade since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult-education programs, a high point in the Legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult-education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens in Kentucky who are helped academically each year.

  • Together, the community can be a champion against drug and alcohol abuse

    There is an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. There has probably never been a day and age in which the quote has been more true than now.

    With families needing two or more incomes to survive, the number of families with only one parent, and the number of today’s youth being raised by grandparents and other family members, we need everyone to work together. 

  • It doesn’t matter where, the Lord is always with us

    Jonah 1: “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,  ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.”

  • Carrollton Methodist welcomes new pastor

    Carrollton United Methodist Church recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Oakley.

    Oakley, 26, is a native of Milton, graduating from Trimble County High School in 2003. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky shortly after accepting his call to the ministry.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 10, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug. 10

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    Wifi project funded

  • Hogan medals in Grant County tournament

    Senior Quincy Hogan shot a 78 in the Grant County Invitational Aug. 2, earning her a fourth place finish and medal honors. This marked her lowest score in a tournament for her school career, according to head coach Jay Jones.

    Jones said Hogan had a great short game and showed a lot of patience in the match.