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Today's News

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Gardening experts encourage milkweed planting to help monarch butterflies

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    PARIS — Here’s your problem, Kentucky gardeners: You’re not growing enough milkweed.

    True, milkweed generally is not a showy plant, and a name that ends with weed isn’t the kind of moniker that sets gardeners’ hearts aflutter. Milkweed is not generally stocked by the big-box stores, because gardeners generally want big, showy blooms.

  • Resurfacing brings more road work to the county

    Motorists in Carroll County can’t seem to escape all of the road work that is under way — Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek, Hwy. 55, Buffalo Creek Road and the intersection of Highland and Park avenues.

    Beware. There’s more on the way this summer, with resurfacing projects approved Tuesday, July 20 by Carroll County Fiscal Court.

  • Reading: Diggit, Ribbit!
  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 24, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, July 24: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, July 25: Bunk-O, 9:30 a.m.; elder abuse with Bethany, 11 a.m.

    Friday, July 26: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, Jell-O, 11 a.m.

  • Migration re-enacted
  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 24, 2013

    During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds go to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, July 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; no Zumba tonight; Summer Reading Program finale, prizes, Science and fun, “Silly Safari: animals who live underground, 6 p.m.

  • Couple celebrates 59th annniversary

    David and Mary Jo Willhoite Corley recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.  They were married in Madison, Ind. on June 25, 1954. Mr. Corley retired from the United States Air Force and General Butler State Resort Park and currently works for Earl Floyd Ford.  Mrs. Corley retired from Carroll County Schools.  They have two children, Grace (Randy) Tharp and William (Mary) Corley, four grandchildren:  Eric, Melissa, Mark and Tim and two great grandchildren:  Haley and Ryan.  They reside on Carlisle Road in Carrollton. 

  • Friendly fawn
  • Tomato dish gets loads of flavor from little work

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here typing, cooking seems to be the last thing on my mind. Having surgery on one’s elbow tends to make picking up pots and pans seem like a thing of the past. Oh well, we all have to eat, so sometimes, we have to put our noses to the grindstone and make things happen.