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Today's News

  • Winn parents form first PTA in more than 20 years

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Kathryn Winn Primary has a Parent-Teacher Association.

    County Attorney and Winn parent Nick Marsh approached Principal Gerda Wise earlier this year with the idea of starting a formal organization to help channel parent involvement in the school. In short order, the Kathryn Winn PTA was born.

  • Autumn brings time to harvest apples in Kentucky

    September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers—both for the commercial and home operation. In fact, I have received a couple of calls already about the best time to harvest apples this season.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat.

  • Adults must help foster leadership skills in youth

    All young people need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, they learn they can make a difference. 

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    l Manage time

    l Work as a team

    l Set goals

    l Start conversations

    l Facilitate meetings

    l Solve problems

  • P’ville hires Gamm as City Attorney

    Prestonville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to hire Corey Gamm as the new City Attorney at its Sept.16 meeting. The current City Attorney Alecia Gamm-Hubbard announced her resignation from the position, effective Sept. 19, during the August meeting. 

    Gamm is with the law firm of Gamm & Hubbard located in Warsaw.  The conditions of his employment will be the same as Hubbard.

    Hubbard has agreed to stay on with the city through their litigation with Can-Do Construction over the Community Center building.

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  • FDA clears up label rules on what is really ‘gluten free’

    The Food and Drug Administration recently finalized the definition of the term “gluten-free” on food labels. All manufacturers that want to use the gluten-free wording on their products must adhere to strict guidelines.

    According to the FDA, the term gluten-free now refers to foods that are either inherently gluten-free or foods that do not contain any ingredient that is:

    • A gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt or wheat)

    • Derived from a gluten-containing grain that has not been processed to remove gluten (e.g., wheat flour)

  • Hall ties scoring records in shutout

    Carroll County boys soccer senior Michael Hall put on a clinic Tuesday night against district foe Gallatin County, scoring five first-half goals to tie the school record for most goals in a game and tying his own school scoring record for most goals in a season at 21 – and he still has eight regular season games plus tournament play to put it further out of reach.

  • Carroll couple charged with abusing their adult daughter

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested a Carroll County couple Wednesday, Sept. 11, on charges of neglecting their disabled daughter. 

  • NAS donation to benefit CCMH physical therapy

    A project to improve the physical therapy department at Carroll County Memorial Hospital got a shot in the arm Friday with a $50,000 donation from North American Stainless.

    NAS Vice President-Finance and Administration Mary Jean Riley presented the check at a ceremony attended by hospital staff, board members and Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    Riley said NAS understands the importance of the hospital and she has experienced it herself in the 36 years she has lived here.

  • City sign by Butler Park to be replaced

    Carrollton City Council reversed its previous decision to replace the city entrance sign at the Prestonville Bridge and opted to replace the sign across from General Butler State Resort Park instead. Council unanimously voted Monday, Sept. 9, to rescind the previous motion from a special council meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 4.

  • McConnell, Rand, Massie highlight GOP rally at Sligo

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered Friday at the Multi-County GOP rally in Sligo.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky — both U.S. senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barack Obama and his policies.