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Today's News

  • Family welcomes baby son | Nov. 7, 2012

    Marisa Ruckel and Benjamin Watts of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Taylor Watts born Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 9 pounds 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Michelle Montgomery of Carrollton  and Monty and Debra Ruckel of Somerset, Ky. and his great Aunt Kathy Ruckel of  Somerset.

    Paternal grandparents are Chuck and Kathy Watts of Carrollton.

  • Scouts to collect items for food pantry

    Feeding an average of 120 people each month has taken a toll on the Community Food Pantry housed at St. John’s Catholic Church. 

    “We’ve had to take cash donations and buy food to have enough for area families,  so Scouting for Food could not have come at a better time,” Ruth H. Baxter, treasurer for the food pantry said.  “We are out of everything that fills a basic food basket – from spaghetti sauce to macaroni and cheese.”

  • Give kale a try in this scrumptious, crunchy salad

    Something is happening to me since colder weather has set in and I think I have it figured out. 

    I must have lived in an earlier time when we had to prepare our bodies for cold weather because we didn’t have the luxury of furnaces that heat the whole house.

    In other words, we would eat more during the winter months because our bodies needed more fat to keep us warm.  I am sure you understand. It’s like when animals get a heavier coat of fur to protect them from the hardships of winter.

  • Why me?

    Our country witnessed a devastating storm “Sandy” just last week claiming more than one hundred lives and loss to property. Around the same time the people in our Carroll County also suffered the tragic death of two children in a bus accident. 

    Several questions can pop up in our minds during such occasions. Why did the innocent children get killed in this way? Why is nature getting so cruel and violent — sweeping away the lives of people and damaging properties? Why is it happening to my family, to my beloved ones, in my neighborhood and country?

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Nov. 7, 2012

    Wednesday, Nov. 7

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Church plans annual nativity scene display

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 501 Main St. Carrollton is again planning for “Our Savior’s Nativity,” a re-creation of what a street in Bethlehem might have looked like when Christ was born and a display of more than 50 Nativity Sets.

    Anyone with a nativity set who would like to have the church to display it should contact Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

    Each set will be safely handled, displayed and returned promptly.

  • Training principles guide a successful training program for better health

    Highly effective training programs aren’t that much different from highly effective people. They both follow a similar set of standards that result in their being highly successful for users. Let’s look at seven principles of highly effective training programs, and principles that can benefit your training.

    Balanced.An ideal training program involves a nice mix of compound movements (squats, deadlifts, bench press) and isolation movements (flys, raises, extensions), at about a 50 percent clip for each.

  • New test-scores model shows Carroll schools ‘need improvement’

    New test scores from the 2011-12 school year were unveiled Friday and will establish a new starting point for schools across the commonwealth to measure progress in several different areas.

    The state’s new Unbridled Learning Accountability Model was unveiled with an avalanche of data, but the following is an attempt to explain what it all means for Carroll County in the simplest terms possible.

  • Student of the week: Brandon Smith

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “When I do good, I earn prizes from my teacher.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “STEM. I like to build with Legos.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Ms. Wishy Washy”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Spongebob”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • McClellen named to August dean’s list

    The University of Northwestern acknowledges that Cameron Stuart McClellen of Carrollton has made the dean’s list for the August 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list. McClellen is majoring in diesel technology and agriculture.

    He is the son of April McClellen and the grandson of the late “C.E.” and Donna Yocum.