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Today's News

  • Attractive presentation makes punch taste best

    I was thinking the other day about having a refreshing beverage – it was 90 degrees outside, and my mouth was parched. My mind ran down the list of cool drinks I have prepared in the past.

    I began thinking of new beverages to prepare and how pretty and enticing I could make them look, which truly is a blissful experience for me.  Sometimes I am amazed by where my imagination can go.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 18, 2011

    Wednesday, May 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Bingo is 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, May 19

  • Carnival to raise funds for Relay

    River Valley Financial Bank and Fun Zone Inflatables are hosting a Relay for Life carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the parking lot behind the bank, 1501 Highland Ave.

    Proceeds will benefit Carroll County’s Relay for Life. Tables and chairs will be set up under a canopy to provide shade.

  • Easter ‘alleluia’ resonates until feast of Pentecost

    Have you seen the large wooden cross in our churchyard on Fifth Street? I watch people staring at the draped cross as they walk or drive by.

    Some people in the community have asked me why that “white rag” is hanging on the cross. Once in a while, young people rearrange the cloth just for fun.

    Periodically, I wash and iron the cloth because the wind and rain and birds take their toll on it. I am so happy that it is not being ignored.

  • Relay for Life donation
  • Drug prevention starts at home

    By MATT LIPE

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County

    Summer is nearly here. School will be out and teenagers will have a lot of leisure time. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more teenagers try marijuana for the first time during the summer than at any other time of year. 

  • Photo contest offers chance to win prizes, have shot in calendar

    I love to shoot photos in my free time. When I went to San Diego last year, I spent a lot of time capturing scenic pictures and touring through the city’s Gas Lamp district to get a few shots of the historic architecture.

    We often do that when we travel. And some of us do it here at home. Downtown Carrollton is one of the places I often focus on when the seasons change – when trees bloom or there’s a blanket of snow on the ground, or to capture the interesting architecture in the historic district.

  • Disaster assistance available

    On May 4, President Obama declared 14 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that started April 26 and, in some places, continues.

    Carroll County is on this list, along with Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carter, Fleming, Gallatin, Kenton, Lawrence, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen and Washington.

  • Cost-share funding topic of May 19 forum

    Tomorrow night, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy is hosting a forum about the future of investments by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (the cost-share money).

    This is the first of several forums around the state. It will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. A carpool will leave the Extension office at 5:30 p.m. to attend.

    Extension Fair

  • Programs fight childhood obesity through exercise

    Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service hosts its first Extension Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at our office at 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    We invite all residents to come out and learn about our programs, enjoy lunch and have the chance to win a big screen television donated by McNeal’s Hardware. We hope you will stop by.

    Eating, physical activity
    guidelines to fight obesity