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Today's News

  • New systems makes paying for school lunches easier

    The Carroll County School District is offering another option for paying for students’ school breakfast and lunch. The district is partnering with My School Bucks (www.myschoolbucks.com) to process credit and debit card deposits online.

    “This opens up a whole new avenue for payment,” Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said. “While the schools are happy to continue accepting cash and checks for breakfast and lunch money, we are excited to offer the credit and debit card options as well.”

  • Workforce development remains a top priority for Kentucky leaders

    Whenever corporate leaders scout for new locations to expand or re-locate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.

    Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.

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  • Try these fun recipes after trick-or-treating this year

    Happy Halloween! It is that time of year for all the ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to frolic around the neighborhoods. With all that fun, let us also be safe with a few Halloween safety reminders:

    •Make sure children travel in groups and/or with an adult.

    •Give children flashlights for added visibility.

    •Accessorize with glow-in-the-dark necklaces or bracelets, or use reflective tape.

    •Check collected items before allowing children to eat them.

  • Stick to a budget to avoid overspending during the holidays

    Today is Halloween and as the leaves continue to fall and the nightly temperatures dip, we know the big holiday season is just around the corner. It seems the holiday season starts earlier every year; you have probably already noticed holiday decorations on display and carols playing in stores you visit. To help reduce holiday stress and after-holiday bills, often known as the holiday financial hangover, now is the time to start preparing for upcoming holiday expenses.

  • Carroll County 4-H benefits from state ‘Ag Tag’ program

    In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across the Commonwealth to step up and make an “Ag Tag” donation, which benefits the Agriculture Program Trust fund. This is divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud.Farmers had the option to donate $10 when they renewed their license plates. I want to thank Carroll County residents who purchased them.

    The 4-H Foundation is excited to announce the 4-H share for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was $160,895. These funds benefit all levels of Kentucky 4-H.

  • For the children

    The Shop with a Cop poker run was held Sunday, Oct. 20. More than 40 riders participated, and the fundraiser grossed over $4,000 for the annual Christmas program.

    Cindy Walton won the award for best poker hand and donated the $100 prize back to the fundraiser.

     

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  • Chamber awards businesses, individuals at 2013 banquet

    Maguana’s Unique Gifts, North American Stainless and Nancy Jo Grobmyer won the top awards given out at the 2013 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Oct. 17.

    “One of the main reasons for our banquet this evening is, not only to recognize some outstanding citizens and organizations in our community, but also to raise funds for our scholarship program with our silent auction,” Chet Mitchell said to the crowd in attendance at the event, held at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.