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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Oct. 19, 2011

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

    Wednesday, Oct. 19: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; health department (COPD), 11 a.m.; birthday flowers, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 20: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 21: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; PACS nutrition, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Oct. 24: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Monday movie madness, 9:30 a.m.

  • Collins, McDonald to wed Oct. 22

    Gail Collins of Carrollton and Mark A. McDonald of Worthville will exchange wedding vows, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Legion Hall in Carrollton with a reception immediately following at 2 p.m.

    The bride to be is the daughter of the late Roy and Ora Mae Taulbee and the mother of Mandy Purvis, Brandy Collins and Mark Collins Jr. She graduated from Carroll County High School and is employed as a Drumoff at Site Services.

  • Annual Disability Awareness Walk set for Nov. 5

    The fifth annual Disability Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 5.

    Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk starts at noon in the Wattsy’s House of Iron parking lot. Participants will receive free refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes. Walkers who raise at least $5 in sponsorships will receive a commemorative DAW t-shirt. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to sponsor you in this walk.

  • Student of the week: Jenna Richmond

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    Socializing with friends.
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    Mrs. Cole makes learning fun by participating in hands on activities.
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Peeled”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Twilight Saga”
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    University of Louisville

  • Woman’s Club holds meeting in Boone County