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Today's News

  • 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.

  • State makes progress on educational goals

    When the General Assembly overhauled the state’s postsecondary system in 1997, it set some ambitious goals to reach by the year 2020.

    Last month, the Council on Postsecondary Education gave us an update on just how far we have come since then – and how much further we need to go in the next few years to stay on track.

  • Magazines played an important role in life beginning in childhood

    I heard Tom Brokaw speaking on television the other day and he talked of knowing about certain events as a child because his family subscribed to Life Magazine. 

    It made me think of all the magazines that have been a part of my life.

    My family was not, in retrospect, very sophisticated.  We lived in a rural area; we went to ‘the city’ for the Ice Capades, the zoo, school clothes, and to see Santa on the sixth floor of Shillitos. But we were readers of two daily newspapers most of the time and some popular magazines of the day.

  • Off the trail
  • Halloween safety guide - tips for kids from Carroll County Emergency Management

    Kids love Halloween. They get dressed up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday. Be careful though, Halloween night is not as safe as it use to be to let kids walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them. To give your children a fun filled evening and some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life, just follow a few simple safety tips and by using common sense this Halloween should be safe and hopefully happy for everyone in Carroll County.

  • Volunteers sought for Haunted Train

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival is seeking volunteers to help with this year’s Haunted Train Ride Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. The event will be held at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park beginning at 6 p.m.

    Dress up in scary costumes and makeup to join in and provide those attending with a frightfully fun time.