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Today's News

  • Manslaughter, fetal homicide charges against King dropped

    Felony charges were dropped Monday in the case involving a 2007 motorcycle crash in Shively that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child.

  • Smoke-free laws don’t harm the economy

    By ANN BLACKFORD

    UK College of Nursing

    In a recent study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Ellen Hahn, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Mark Pyles, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, found smoke-free legislation does not negatively influence local economies in either rural or urban communities.

    This is true regardless of whether the law is enacted at the state or local level, the study showed.

  • Program teaches how to create rain gardens

    The Carroll County Extension Service is offering several programs that will be of interest to local residents.

    There are other programs offered in the region too, that residents may want to attend.

    On Aug. 10, a special program, “Resi-dential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service office in Covington.

  • This summer may be very hot, but it can be worse…

    In this month of July we have been through a very hot summer here in Carrollton. And almost everywhere in the United States, the weather stations have advised us to be careful when we go outside, to have water handy and to have functioning air conditioning units in our cars to be prepared for the hotter days.

    This reminds me that as Christians we have to be like the weather stations, informing and warning the people that if their ways of living do not change and they keep doing whatever they want they are heading to a very hot place, “Hell.”

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 3, 2011

    Tuesday, Aug. 2

    Kentucky Kruizers meets at 7 p.m. at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Wednesday, Aug. 3

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

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

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

    Thursday, Aug. 4

  • Signs point to improving economy

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Gov. Steve Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.

  • City makes progress with tobacco-free ordinance; county needs to act too

    Our community has seen some progressive moves this summer that are long-overdue that can and will benefit our health.

    First, Welch’s Riverside Restaurant decided to make the majority of its facility smoke-free. Owner Junior Welch set aside an area for smokers, but his decision has cleared the air in most of the restaurant that used to have a heavy smell of cigarette smoke.

  • Salad, crock pot meal won’t heat up the kitchen

    Since it is so hot outside, the only thing to do is try to keep it cool inside. Whether you have air conditioning or not, it can get very hot in the house when cooking. I have a few ideas of some very easy and cool meals to prepare for your family, simple, but cool meals in more ways than one.

    My husband and I love tuna fish, so I frequently make tuna fish salads for lunch or supper. Not the typical sandwich, but an all out cool summer salad. I give you:

    Cool Summer Tuna Salad

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 3, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug 3, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays 10-noon.
    Thursday, Aug. 4, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.
    Friday, Aug. 5, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carrollton Main Street First Friday, music by Clayton Dermon, 6-8 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 6, Family movie, Rio.
    Monday, Aug. 8, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; meet the artist reception, Sam Burgess and Hazel Ray, 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug 9, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 3, 2011

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

    Wednesday, Aug 3: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 4: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 5: Commodities, 8:30 a.m.; euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 8: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; mystery dessert, 11:30 a.m.