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Today's News

  • Group begins smoke-free effort

    A new organization sponsored by the Three Rivers District Health Department is directing its efforts toward tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities.
    The Carroll County Tobacco-Free Coalition held an informational meeting at the health department Wednesday, Oct. 12. The next meeting will be held Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

    Becky Wilson, R.N. with health department, said the goals of the coalition are to achieve 100 percent tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities, including businesses, restaurants and public areas.

  • Community joins in war against local drug abuse

    Carroll County has a reputation as a small town with a comparatively high drug problem. Local and state law enforcement work every day to combat the epidemic. To help educate the public on this issue afflicting the area, Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County held a town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the National Guard Armory. About 40 people attended.

    Kathy Dawson, whose son Aaron, 27, was using heroin and died in 2009, spoke about how drugs have affected her family.

  • It’s Cool to Care
  • Copper thieves hit Christian school

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Christian Academy of Carrollton on Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Both the gym and the school building, located at 1703 Easter Day Road off of Hwy. 36, were forcibly entered and the following items were taken: 9,000 feet of copper wiring, musical instruments and other educational equipment, according to a CPD news release. Also, three five-ton air conditioner units were tampered with and the copper cores were removed from each. The approximate value of the items taken were $7,500.

  • New farm bill programs accept applications

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities. 

    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • Extension can assist with tests to improve soil conditions

    Fertile soil is the foundation of all agricultural production.  Without healthy soil, crops cannot grow, pastures cannot prosper, livestock cannot be raised to their full potential, and gardens cannot produce.

    So, how do you know if you have fertile soil?

    By conducting a soil test.

  • Tips help to keep Halloween from being so expensive

    Fall can be a very expensive time of year for families with back-to-school clothing and supplies, fall school activities and several holidays on the horizon. Often the holidays catch up before we have time to plan and one holiday coming up soon is Halloween.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up. 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 19, 2011

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

  • With prayers, give God the chance to be the rescuer

     The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison.

  • Church news - Oct. 19, 2011

    First Baptist to hold revival, annual picnic

    First Baptist Church, 401 Highland Ave. in Carrollton will be holding a revival with speaker, Dr. Dan Garland from Nashville, Tenn. Sunday Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 24 through Wed. Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the church.

    The annual church picnic will be held later Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park, back entrance, off of 11th Street. For more information please call the church (502) 732-4396.