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Today's News

  • Annual Disability Awareness Walk set for Nov. 5

    The fifth annual Disability Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 5.

    Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk starts at noon in the Wattsy’s House of Iron parking lot. Participants will receive free refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes. Walkers who raise at least $5 in sponsorships will receive a commemorative DAW t-shirt. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to sponsor you in this walk.

  • Student of the week: Jenna Richmond

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    Socializing with friends.
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    Mrs. Cole makes learning fun by participating in hands on activities.
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Peeled”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Twilight Saga”
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    University of Louisville

  • Woman’s Club holds meeting in Boone County

  • Vocational school to offer night welding instruction

    Kentucky-Tech Carroll County Vocational School is offering night classes for welding.

    Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding.

    The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 4-8 p.m. Classes run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Students train for high-tech manufacturing jobs of the future

    More than 14 million people are out of work in America according to the latest figures, but there are 240,000 manufacturing jobs for which employers can’t find enough qualified workers.   The problem is a lack of skilled workers.  And it’s only going to get worse as more and more baby-boomers continue retiring and fewer young people enter fields involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Elvis sighting inspires time with old cookbooks

    What wonderful, beautiful weather we have had these past few days. I love to be outside now, but I also like to sit down and reminisce during the fall season. Maybe because it is the time of year we think about home and hearth. Some of it also may have to do with spending time at the Chamber of Commerce banquet and listening to all the “oldies” via Elvis and the juke box last Thursday evening. That certainly brought back many memories and was a great evening.

  • Carrollton Rotary Club recognizes student leaders

  • Edelen, Kemper face off in race for state auditor’s post

    By Jesse Osbourne

    Landmark News Service

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • New book details the dwindling of rural Kentucky

    By Greg Kocher

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    RICHMOND — Kentucky is still rural, as evidenced by 310 million chickens raised for meat or eggs in a state of 4.3 million people. But a new book documents what’s left behind as more people trade the countryside for jobs in cities.

  • Girl Scouts host Halloween costume contest on Oct. 22

    Carroll County Girl Scouts invite all children preschool up to sixth grade to their Halloween costume contest Saturday, Oct. 22 at the front entrance of Butler State Resort Park at 4 p.m.

    Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Prizes and trophies awarded. The girl scouts will be accepting cat and dog food donations for the registration fee to go to Carroll County Animal Center.