Today's News

  • Library glad to see Edelen’s efforts on special tax districts

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is shining a light on special taxing districts.  But sometimes all the rhetoric, statutes and technical jargon starts to sound like Greek to me. 

    There are several different types of special taxing districts, and your public library is one of them. As a special taxing district, we can and do collect a property tax. 100 percent of the funds collected go to the daily operation of your public library. 

  • New Kentucky laws go into effect July 12, include copper theft, meth labs

     Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    That means passengers in large vans will soon be required to buckle up. Copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Ready to Race

     The second annual Race Fest event was held in downtown Carrollton Wednesday night. Locals and visitors enjoyed music, food, a car show, a motorcycle show and vendor booths while at the event.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of July 4, 2012

    Tuesday, July 3
    Life in Carrollton, a faith-based alcohol and chemical dependency treatment series, meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Pentecostals of Carrollton, 1207 Highland Ave. Enrollment is open. Call (1-888) 718-3174 for information.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the city hall building.

    Depression Support Group meets 6:30 p.m., Campbellsburg Professional Building, 8910 Main St. (U.S. 421), Campbellsburg, Ky. Call Ken at (502) 525-7506.

  • Welcome Race Fans!

     Carroll County’s Kroger and Walmart stores celebrated Race Week by hosting events at their stores on Thursday and Friday. 

  • English church holds vacation Bible school

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Ky. Hwy 389 in Carroll County will hold Vacation Bible School “Amazing Wonders Aviation...” Monday-Friday, July 9-13, from 6-8 p.m. Children four years old through eighth grade are invited to learn about God’s awesome power through bible study, crafts, music, snacks and games. For more information call (502) 732-5710 or email: englishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • For the love of pigs

    He came running from the cemetery screaming…dried blood still all over his arms and legs from where it appeared he had been intentionally cutting himself with sharp rocks-maybe hoping to ease some of the emotional pain that he was enduring.

    Upon seeing the boat from the hillside, he ran to Jesus from the tombs because that was his home — his residency since being banished there-banished from cookouts, family get-togethers and all other functions of society.

  • Learn more about spiders and snakes in the backyard

      “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford. 

    Although the song has little to do with wildlife and was popular before I was born, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger is not.  

    Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, are the two most common phobias people experience about animals and wildlife. 

  • Fireworks safety can prevent Independence Day injuries

     The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776.

    A special study conducted by U.S. Consum-er Product Safety Commis-sion found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.

  • Meals on Wheels offering more food choices with new ‘Savory Select’ meals

     Beginning July 1, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky’s Meals on Wheels program began a new chilled-to-hot meal for daily home delivery. 

    The chilled-to-hot “Savory Select” meals are nutritionally balanced with healthy proteins, crisper vegetables, al dente pastas and flavorful sauces.

    With more food choice and flexibility of meal time, these meals are far superior to traditional home delivered meals.