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Today's News

  • Diet or excerise: Which is best way to lose weight?

    If present trends continue, 43 percent of Americans will be obese in just the next eight years. Obesity is contributing to the public health nightmare in the United States.

    In spite of spending more money per capita on medical care than any other country, we rank 31st in the world in life expectancy and 19th in deaths from preventable conditions, such as obesity. 

    Experts have argued vigorously about the causes of the obesity epidemic. Some say that physical inactivity is the culprit, while others claim that increased caloric intake is the cause.

  • Local 4-Hers return with honors from summer camp

    Preparing young people to be positive and contributing members of society is one of the most important tasks facing our society today. 

    The 4-H Youth Development does just that. We all know the four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 

    Head: 4-H gets the youth thinking. They will learn how to think as team members and to work with others to accomplish goals. They will discover the world around them and build the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be strong, self-directed and productive adults.  

  • Insecticides, DEET are best defense against mosquitoes

    Happy Fourth of July.As we move into the holiday weekend, it is looking to be the perfect kind of weather to spend outdoors with family and friends.

    While we are enjoying the outdoors, we may be having a little bug enjoying us—the mosquito.  Let us take a look at ways to combat these pests.

    Female mosquitoes are blood feeders and may live for more than a month.  They generally require a blood meal before laying eggs.

  • Readers on vacation | Halmess, July 3, 2014
  • Readers on vacation | Marksberry, July 3, 2014
  • Livesay, Cockrum wed June 7

    Gary and Lynn Livesay, formerly of Carrollton, announce the marriage of their daughter Evan Louise to Curtis L. Cockrum of Denver, Colo.

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Doug and Kate Chapman and the late Rev. Paul and Mary Louise Livesay.

    The couple was married on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Gold Hill, Colo.

  • Craft Corner at Housing Authority

    Children living at the Housing Authority of Carrollton have the opportunity to partcipate in crafts, food and other activities every Wednesday in June and July at the housing authority office. Executive Director Ray Clem and his staff, in cooperation with Carroll County 4-H Agent Joyce Doyle, 4-H members, members of the Extension Homemakers, Fairview Place manager Chet Mitchell and community members are sponsoring the program.  Pictured June 25, children made beaded keychains, paracord bracelets and helped fix lunch.

  • Raker, Buscher family plans reunion at Hunter’s Bottom

    On July 26, the descendants of Ernst and Mary E. (Buscher) Raker are gathering for a reunion picnic at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Hunter’s Bottom, Hwy. 36, in Carroll County.  Come about 11 a.m. and eat around noon.

    Please bring some goodies to share and any historical mementos of the family to “show and tell.”

    Any descendants of Johann and Clara (Buscher) Strautmann and Henry and Marie (Buscher) Titkemeyer are invitred.  Other Buscher families also welcome.

  • Celebrating Race Week
  • Kentucky has ties to nation’s founding days

    Kentucky may not have yet been a state when our country declared its independence nearly 240 years ago, but as we prepare to celebrate that anniversary on Friday, it is worth pointing out we do have ties to this early period.

    We were home to about a half-dozen skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, for example, including what is widely believed to be its last: The Battle of Blue Licks in present-day Robertson County.