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Today's News

  • Maiden graduates from basic combat training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Cody D. Maiden has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Be prepared during months prone to tornados

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below.

  • Relay Events | May 15, 2013

    Pageant prep benefits Relay For Life team

  • Luncheon for moms
  • Jobs expo set for Camp Kysoc May 23

    Looking for work? Carroll County Expo will offer local employers, Dorman, Adecco, Kroger, Select Insurance and more, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23 at Camp Kysoc, 1902 Easterday Road in Carrollton. For information, call Jason Britton at (859) 980-1965.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of May 15, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, May 15: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; stroke presentation with Jeanie from St Elizabeth, 10 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, May 16: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 17: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Monday, May 20: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hospice 101 with Starlette, 10:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of May 15, 2013

    Wednesday, May 22:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, May 23:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden (age six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon.

    Saturday, May 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “The Rise of the Guardians”, 2 p.m.

    Monday, May 27: Closed for the holiday.

  • Winner’s circle | May 15, 2013
  • Summer reading opens new world to local children

    As the end of school approaches this week, I know everyone is very excited for summer break. There just seems to be a little extra charge in the air on that first day of no school, even for those of us who still have to work every day during the summer. It is ingrained in us after 13 of our early years of counting down to the first day of summer.

    It represents a time of freedom and excitement. There are usually vacations and an opportunity to catch up on your favorite soap opera (at least that is what we did in the stone ages). 

  • Safety is legacy of bus tragedy

    From The News-Enterprise

    Signs standing on the shoulders of Interstate 71 in rural Carroll County mark the site of one of our country’s most deadly bus disasters. Flowers, crosses, messages and other items can be seen around this sign, left as tokens to honor the lives lost on this stretch of highway.

    Late on that May 14, 1988, night, a fiery collision involving a pickup truck in the wrong lane operated by a drunken driver and a church bus packed with children forever changed the lives of so many more.