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Today's News

  • Properly pruning trees, plants makes them healthier

    As spring approaches, many homeowners thoughts will turn to landscaping.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, now is the time to start  pruning the trees and shrubs around the house. How-ever, do not just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

    The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs.

  • Take the challenge: 25 ways to eat better in 2013

    This week I am asking readers to take a challenge and see how you measure up to eating healthy.

    Read the list below of ways to eat healthier and mark “yes” for those you already do and “no” for those you do not do.  Add up your “yes” replies and then your “no” replies.

    Which response is higher?

  • School Menu | Feb. 6, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 6: Hot dog, bun, sweet potato fries, chilled broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits and milk; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Feb. 7: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Feb. 8: Hamburger or cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, French fries, orange, applesauce  and milk; breakfast: donuts.

  • Conservation district accepting cost-share applications

    The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Record harvest for state’s deer season 


    By ART LANDER JR.

    Kentucky Afield Outdoors

    Kentucky deer hunters will have lots of ground venison for chili this winter, roasts to bake with onions, celery and vegetables, and back strap chops to grill during the summer.

    That’s because a record deer harvest was posted for the 2012-13 deer season, which ended with the close of archery season Jan. 21.

  • School Menu | Feb. 6, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 6: Hot dog, bun, sweet potato fries, chilled broccoli and carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits and milk; breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon.

    Thursday, Feb. 7: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, grapes, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast: sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Feb. 8: Hamburger or cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, French fries, orange, applesauce  and milk; breakfast: donuts.

  • Shelby Energy to award scholarships

    Shelby Energy Cooperative is offering six $1,000 scholarships, in a program designed to enhance the education and resulting careers of high school seniors.

    Two scholarships per district served by Shelby Energy will be awarded.

  • Three named to dean’s list at Georgetown

    These Carroll County students made the Dean’s List for fall 2012 at Georgetown College.

    Those named to the Dean’s List are Cody Arthur Boles, Carrollton; Jensen Wainscott, Worthville; and William Carroll Yager, Carrollton.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 grade average, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s provost and academic dean.

  • Three to receive EKU dean’s award

    Three area students are among 505 that Eastern Kentucky University announced as Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2012 semester.

    Award recipients include: Jillian Leigh Butcher, Carrollton, a junior pre-RN Pre-Nursing major; Jacob Allen Blair, Bedford, a sophomore journalism major; Karen Denise Popp,  Bedford, a senior General Studies in arts and sciences major.

  • Student of the week:Marissa Poe

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Learning all my sight words so I can learn to read.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Writing.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “I Love Snow”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Little Mermaid”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Wants to go to college, but not sure where yet