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Today's News

  • Spending money on experiences will increase your level of happiness

    We all want to be happy, but many people don’t realize how this affects our spending. We all have things that we need or want to buy that we think will make us happy, and those things often do bring us some pleasure. But maybe we’re not doing ourselves as much of a favor as we think.

    Have you ever bought something because a TV commercial said you need it to be happy? Are you buying something because you are trying to keep up with others? How long will this pleasure really last? How long will something we buy make us happy?

  • Drainage problems linger at Cartmell

    Lingering issues with the drainage problems in a retention pond on the Cartmell Elementary School renovation site prompted the Carroll County Board of Education to meet in executive session Thursday night to discuss possible legal action.

    The board emerged from that meeting with no decision on litigation, according to Superintendent Lisa James. 

  • Cornhole tourney
  • New JCTC-Carrollton campus included in NKY Consensus Committee’s list of projects

    COVINGTON, KY –  With a focus on job creation and spurring economic development the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee has unveiled its list of priority projects for the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly session.

    The list totals $366.2 million and includes transportation, tourism, education and community projects that will create jobs, spur economic development, jump start residential, commercial and industrial construction and improve public safety throughout the region’s urban core, suburban communities and rural areas.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of June 29, 2011

    Friday, July 1

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    First Friday on the Courthouse Square features music by Clay Cable, the RiverView Farmers Market and the second Carrollton’s Hottest Dog Contest, 4-7 p.m.

    Monday, July 4
    Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 5

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

    Wednesday, July 6

  • Grilling Safety Tips

    According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:

    • Designate the grilling area a “No Play Zone,” keeping kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.

  • Be cautious when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under age 15.

  • Oh Boy! Oberto to defend title at 61st Madison Regatta July 1-3

    This weekend marks the 61st anniversary of Unlimited hydroplane racing in Madison, and race fans will see 12 of the world’s fastest boats vie for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup, the first stop on the six-event 2011 Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series schedule. The hydros will compete on a new, shortened 1.67-mile Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course.

  • Beshear seeks flexibility for No Child Left Behind

    FRANKFORT – Calling state authority and autonomy critical components of education improvement, Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Monday called on the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in public school accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking to replace the public school accountability portions of the federal law with Kentucky’s own model. Kentucky is the first state to request the change.

  • Customer service key to welcoming race fans

    As our region prepares for an unprecedented number of visitors next week for the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, I hope we offer a warm welcome that makes these folks want to come back to Carroll County.

    Nearly a year ago, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carrollton Main Street Program teamed up to offer Shining STAR training to help us prepare for the week ahead. This customer service program focusing on service, training, achievement and recognition was developed by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky.