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Today's News

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Nov. 9, 2011

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; luncheon provided by Burlington Pharmacy, 11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Nov. 11, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Nov. 14, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner provided by the JAG students and staff, noon.

  • Scouting for Food kicks off annual collection drive Saturday

    As the economy has affected millions of people throughout the United States, Carroll County is no different. The lack of permanent, full-time work has resulted in many people turning to the Carroll County Food Pantry. 

  • Salads are tasty option for Thanksgiving

    I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. We certainly did at the Bealls home in Ghent.  Every year we sit out in their carport, wrapped up in coats and blankets and enjoy all of the trick-or-treaters.

  • Hope Clinic serves area residents

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic in Oldham County was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • State to get $24 million to help families heat homes

    From KPA News Content Service

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Monday announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

    The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services released funding for states’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, which help families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Blaze destroys structure in Worthville, no one injured

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Worthville Thursday, Nov. 3. No one was injured in the incident.

    The call was dispatched at 10:08 a.m. to 1711 Buffalo Road. Worthville Volunteer Fire Department went en route at 10:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 10:21 a.m. Ghent Fire Protection District, Sanders Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded through mutual aid with water and personnel. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies J.T. Shaw and Daniel Rose also responded to the call.

  • Meadows publishes book on hermeneutic phenomenology

    Carroll County resident Becky Lee Meadows, Ph.D. signed a book publishing contract with Cambria Press this month. The publishing company has agreed to publish her book, “The Consciousness of Damnation: A Hermeneutical Phenomenology of the Fall of the Self in Matthew Lewis’s The Monk.”

  • Carroll County Public Library - Nov. 9, 2011

    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.-noon; music makers ages 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 4-6 years, 1:30 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day; walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 12: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; board games, Catan, Zombies and Munchkin, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, Cars 2, 2 p.m.

  • Medicare open enrollment is time to review coverage

    Health insurance coverage is a top priority for many people.  Medicare is health insurance available for people over the age of 65 as well as those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities. The primary Parts of Medicare are A, B and D. 

    Part A is known as hospital coverage and assists with expenses for inpatient care and skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care.

  • Options offer residents help with turkey, black vultures

    Two species of vultures, commonly called buzzards, are found in Kentucky:  the turkey vulture and the black vulture.  Both birds are scavengers—animals that feed on carrion (the carcass of a dead animal).  The presence of these birds is a natural and necessary occurrence.