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Today's News

  • Students get taste of higher education at camp

    Seven Carroll County Middle School students and two Henry County Middle School students had an opportunity last Wednesday, June 27, to hear about the importance of continuing their education beyond high school.

  • Hwy. 36 bridge opening now set for August

    It’s likely to be one more month before State Hwy. 36 is reopened to traffic at Locust Creek, between Carrollton and Milton.

    Ryan Watts, a spokesman for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6, said the bridge and the new road west of the creek should be completed by the first week of August. He didn’t provide a specific date.

    The road has been closed since March 11 and originally was to reopen 90 days later on June 8.

  • Kenseth wins Quaker State 400

    Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth drove a patient race behind the dominant Lowe’s car of Jimmie Johnson and took advantage of a late Johnson miscue to win Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Franklin wins Miss Madison Regatta crown

    Hayley Franklin of Carrollton won the title of Miss Madison Regatta at the Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant July 1 at Madison Consolidated High School.

    “I have been waiting six years to say this: I am your 2013 Miss Madison Regatta! What an indescribable feeling to achieve something you’ve worked so hard for,” she said.

    As the pageant winner, Franklin won a $1,000 scholarship and will represent the community in all of the Regatta-related events leading up to the Madison Regatta race.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. pole winner for Quaker State 400

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award Friday for the third annual Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at the Kentucky Speedway, with a lap of 29.406 seconds at 183.636 miles per hour. His qualifying speed set a track qualifying record previously held by Jimmie Johnson (181.818 mph) from June 30, 2012. Nine different drivers posted faster laps than the previous record.

  • Franklin appointed agency manager

    Angela Franklin of Carrollton has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Carroll County Agency. She became an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau in January 2009 and was named the 2011 District 3 “Agent of the Year” and the 2012 District 6 “Agent of the Year” for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance. Franklin was previously an agent in the Oldham County–Goshen Agency. She and her husband, Chad, have two children, Taylor and Seth.

  • Community Calendar | Week of June 26, 2013

    Wednesday, June 26

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Carrollton will host a golf scramble at Cardinal Hill Golf Course in Bedford, Ky. beginning at 9 a.m. with lunch provided. Cost for a four-person team is $225. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters. For more information contact Jason Stephenson (502) 525-1874.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | June 26, 2013

    For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, June 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mad Science of Ky. – at Cartmell Elementary, 10 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Stories and Crafts, age 6-11 years old, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m. until noon; pre-school Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden, 11 a.m.; family movie, “The Borrowers,” 2 p.m.

  • Family welcomes baby daughter April 5

    Jesse and Amy Saggus of Carrollton announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Jaye Saggus, born Friday, April 5, 2013, at 6:46 p.m. at Kings Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Ind. She weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Also welcoming her home was 3-year-old big brother, Connor Lee Saggus.

    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Maggie Ball of Carrollton. Maternal great grandparents are Harriett Sharp Johnson of Carrollton and the late Owen “Billie” Sharp.

  • Avoid the food rut by tweaking everyday recipes

    Boredom. Yes, the dreaded B-word.

    We all seem to hear it enough as it is, especially when our children are out of school for the summer. Boredom is the ultimate test of our character. We all want to be satiated with enjoyment. We want fun and we want new experiences. Let’s face it, boredom can set in at anytime and it can last a long time.