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Today's News

  • Peanut butter fudge cookies really ‘To Die for’

    What a wonderful  Independence Day celebration we had at the home of Joe and Sandy Beall in Ghent on Saturday, July 2.

    They do this every year and we feel so privileged to be on their guest list. It has become such  a tradition that even our grandson, Justin, doesn’t want to miss out on all of the festivities and food. Joe and Sandy plan months ahead for this big event – actually, I can honestly say a year in advance. We have already received our “pre-invite” for July 7, 2012.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - July 13, 2011

    Court approves first reading for reapportionment plan

    By of a vote of 2-1, Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the first reading Tuesday of the ordinance to accept, in its entirety, recommendations from the reapportionment committee.

    Magistrate Dean Miller cast the dissenting vote, because he said he was not ready to accept the results.

    Miller said he has no problem with what the three-member committee did, but said he wants to see the numbers from the 2010 U.S. census that explains why the changes are needed in the first place.

  • Carrollton celebrates Race Week
  • A volunteer experiences race mania

    I spent a good part of Saturday at the Kentucky Speedway as a volunteer for the Carroll County Animal Support Group. Our volunteers manned the tram stops Friday evening and from 8 a.m. till 9 p.m. Saturday. 

    It was an easy job, but oh so hot. I must say, I have never seen people work so hard to have fun.

  • Canning workshop cancelled; other preservation classes offered

    Due to low response, the Basic Canning Workshop planned for this Thursday, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office is cancelled.

    I will teach a Mini-Canning work-shop from 5-8 p.m. Thurs-day, July 21, at the Exten-sion office. Cost is $5.

    Call (502) 732-7030 to register, and please pre-register so that we have enough materials on hand. 

  • Canning workshop cancelled; other preservation classes offered

    Due to low response, the Basic Canning Workshop planned for this Thursday, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion office is cancelled.

    I will teach a Mini-Canning work-shop from 5-8 p.m. Thurs-day, July 21, at the Exten-sion office. Cost is $5.

    Call (502) 732-7030 to register, and please pre-register so that we have enough materials on hand. 

  • Beef training July 14; UK grazing school Aug. 15-16

    There are several producers still needing to obtain Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training to be eligible for cost-share with Cattle Genetics and Cattle Handling Facilities.

    A final makeup class is set for 7 p.m. Thurs-day, July 14, at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office. The fee is $5 per person, and the training takes a little over an hour. We will accept cash; checks must be made out to the Kentucky Beef Network.


    Outdoor Cooking Series

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of July 13, 2011

    Wednesday, July 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. (502) 732-5253.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    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.

  • Church hosts conference for deaf
  • Small groups provide guidance, camaraderie, encouragement

    I really anticipate early Saturday mornings. I know that the following awaits me: good coffee, great conversations about life and the Bible, and deep friendships that encourage me as a husband, father and friend.

    No matter how long we gather together over coffee, I walk away strengthened, encouraged and challenged in my own life; for this, I am grateful.

    I am appreciative of what my friends can bring to the table on a Saturday morning, and I hope that the feeling is mutual.