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Today's News

  • Resolutions provide a chance to become healthier in 2012

    New Year’s is a great time to make a fresh start at living a healthy life. However, anyone can start over on any day of the year. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that we can use to help middle and high school age kids put into practice. As adults, we can be good models by also trying them out ourselves:

    •                  Eat more fruits and vegetables

  • New Years Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 in celebration of the New Years holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Dec. 28, 2011

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

     

    Thursday, Dec. 29: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 30: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; New Year’s Toast with dessert, noon.

  • Owens celebrate 60 years

    Adrian and Norma Owen of Ghent, Ky. will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Dec. 29, 2011. Children include the late Sharon Clifton, the late Debra Lane Owen, Anita and John Wood of Milton, Steve and Tina Owen of Ghent, Patty and Johnny Vannarsdall of Carrollton, Sandra McDole of Ghent and Deana Owen of Bedford. The have eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. They are both graduates of Carroll County High School. They will celebrate at home with family.

  • Readers on vacation - Dec. 28, 2011
  • Carroll County Public Library - Dec. 28, 2011

    Wednesday, Dec. 28, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Harry Potter Film Series, “ The Half-Blood Prince”, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, Glee: The Concert Movie”, 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, Dec. 29, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Harry Potter Film Series, “The Deathly Hallows, Part 1”, 2 p.m.


    Friday, Dec. 30, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Creative Fridays, 10 a.m. until noon; Harry Potter Film Series”, The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, 2 p.m.

  • Hot Broccoli Dip perfect for New Year’s Eve party

    I wish you a Happy New Year, and, above all, please stay safe. We spent a wonderful holiday with our four grandchildren from Georgia. What a blast, and thankfully, I had conserved some of my energy before we saw them.  Oh my! But I would do everything all over again in a heartbeat, even being so tired because it was such a joy to be with them.  Special moments!

  • Student of the week: Kaylynn Smisek

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Being able to see all my friends and learn while doing it.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mr. Mahoney, makes learning the material fun.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Breaking Dawn Part 1”

  • Remembering Evelyn ‘Tricky’ Welch

    I wrote a piece saying farewell to my friend Tricky back in August.  She was moving to a different home, a different job.  Last week I wrote another farewell and was one of many who shared our thoughts at the service celebrating her life.  This week, through the heartbreak and tears that so many feel, I share those remarks with you.

  • Private donations help with treatment of abused animals, stronger welfare laws needed

    Two weeks ago, I was on the scene of a puppy mill raid in Henry County. I saw hundreds of animals living in unspeakable conditions. There were dogs in crates stacked two and three high; in most cases, the animals were standing almost knee deep in a mixture of their own feces and urine. There were cats in crates with litter boxes filled to the brim in waste. They had no water and little food.