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Today's News

  • All the right moves
  • Champions | July 31, 2013
  • New priest leads St. John’s church

    Father Allan Ramon Frederick is the new spiritual leader for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton. He is originally from Miami, Fla., where his mother Eneida still lives. Father Allan credits his mother as the strongest influence in his decision to be ordained a priest.

  • Community Calendar | Week of July 31, 2013

    Wednesday, July 31

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

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 1

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

  • Meth lab found in Trimble

    Two people were arrested Friday, July 26, after Kentucky State Police found a meth lab in a shed at 1177 Bells Ridge Road in Bedford. 

    Troopers went to the home to serve an arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine on Steven Gribbons, 28, of Bedford, according to a news release. 

  • ‘Of course I’m right’

    Years ago I wrote a book about idols, which is just another word for sin.

    An idol is whatever you turn to first — a person, possession, position, relationship, substance, belief or experience — for comfort, security, identity, meaning, etc. Basically, anything other than God.

    As I wrote the book, I got halfway through it and decided I was tired of being smacked upside the head with my own idolatry.

    Sheesh. All I wanted to do was write about other people’s idols/sin and make a boatload of money.

  • Soccer squads host camp
  • Use caution when grilling to prevent foodborne illness

    It’s been a wonderful summer, and there will still be many days when we are outdoors at a picnic, grilling or eating outdoors. But, don’t ruin that time by getting sick from foodborne illness.

    Keeping bacteria at bay
    on your grilling day

    Thunderstorms, insects and annoying relatives are not the only thing that could ruin a cookout. Many beloved summertime foods are susceptible to contamination by several foodborne bacteria.

  • Ready Fair set for Aug. 1

    The Family Ties Resource Center will be sponsoring their annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Cartmell Elementary School.

    Ready Fair 2013 is open to all students enrolled in Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. A parent or guardian must accompany children.

  • Farmers market provides fresh, locally grown items

    This week is full of neat agriculture-related events in and around the county.  Here’s a preview of what is to come:

    A taste of the RiverView Farmer’s Market

    The RiverView Farmers Market is open two days a week during the growing season. Times are on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., at Point Park and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at the Hometown Pizza parking lot.

    This week, I will be out at the Farmer’s Market on both days, providing information about a staple in the summer garden:  tomatoes.