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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library - April 25, 2012

    Wednesday, April 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, April 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; story hour (age 4-6 years) 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic, 10:30 a.m.; beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m. (sign up please).

    Saturday, April 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - April 25, 2012

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

    Wednesday, April 25: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, April 26: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 27: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; volunteer recognition lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 30: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 1: Bingo, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, May 2: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

  • Wilsons welcome baby son March 24

    Michael and Amber Wilson of La Grange, Ky. would like to announce the birth of their son Derek Nolan Wilson, born March 24, 2012, at 8:29 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rob and Amy Johnson from Campbellsburg, David and Karen Wilson from Smithfield and Billie Jo Sexton from New Castle.

  • Gardens may ease pinch of rising food prices

    We are approaching another busy season of fun in the sun, weddings, backyard parties and more. 

    With food costs going up by the minute, having a garden might help. Which means more things to do, but oh, the benefits of having your very own stash of food.  It certainly will help to keep the summer food costs down.

    On the news the other day, they said flour has gone up about 35 percent. A local restaurant owner told me that some of his food has gone up 100 percent.

  • Spring season brings termite activity in local homes

    Springtime, with its warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, is typically the time when winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from the colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    From now through May, swarms of winged termites may be seen inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Because “swarmers” are attracted to light, they are often seen around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • My Plate for Older Adults offers healthy, balanced diet

    In June 2011, the U.S. government introduced MyPlate, a new tool to help Americans make healthy food choices.  MyPlate recommends making half your plate fruits and vegetables, eating more whole grains and choosing low-fat dairy products and lean proteins. 

    All Americans can improve their diet by eating the MyPlate way but older adults can especially find MyPlate a valuable resource.

  • Hog initiative in county garners $1,500 grant

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc. for $1,500 in Carroll County Agricultural Development Funds for the Carroll County Show Hog Initiative.

  • Two arrested after three-county pursuit

    A pursuit on I-71 that spanned three counties ended with two subjects being apprehended by the Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Zack Morris responded to a call of a possible driving under the influence on Interstate 71 North in Henry County at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, according to a state police news release.

    After observing the vehicle, Morris activated the lights and siren on his cruiser to warn the vehicle to stop. The driver of the vehicle, Marcus E. Gritton, 33, of Louisville, continued driving, according to the news release.

  • Special session ends after pain-pill bill; transportation budget wins approval

    By JACK BRAMMER
    AND BETH MUSGRAVE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — A five-day special legislative session that cost taxpayers more than $300,000 ended late Friday afternoon after Kentucky lawmakers approved a transportation budget and a bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.

  • Education news | April 25, 2012

    Adams honored by USAA

    Caleb Scot Adams, son of Vernon and Michelle Adams of Carrollton has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Mathematics. He is in the eighth grade at Carroll County Middle School. He was nominated for the award by his teacher, Michelle Hawkins. He is the grandson of Tresa and Scot Peters of Carrollton and Lawrence and Judy Adams of Worthville, Ky.

    McClellen on dean’s list