Today's News

  • Rain can increase problem insects

    Several insects thrive and arrive after prolonged rains.  Expect an increase in accidental invaders, including spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs/pillbugs, gnats, and springtails that enter structures in response to high water or extend their of activity because of humidity and dampness.

  • Childhood obesity can have long-term health effects

    In the past 30 years the number of obese children has tripled.

    Children become overweight when they do not get enough activity for the amount of calories they eat and eat foods that are not as healthy.  Unfort-unately, being obese will affect children’s short and long term health. As a parent, it is up to you to help your children eat healthy and get enough exercise so they can maintain a healthy weight.

    Here are some immediate effects of obesity for children:

  • Wet conditions cause tobacco crop damage

    Heavy precipitation in Carroll County was the culprit, not only for canceling a number of outdoor activities, but also for harming some of the area’s tobacco crop.

    Wilting plants is typically associated with not having enough water. However with tobacco, wilt is caused by the lack of water taken up by the roots because of oversaturation, Carroll County Extension Agent Christin Herbst said. This process is called “drowning tobacco” or “wet feet.”

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  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of July 10, 2013

    During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to Carroll County Public Library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call (502) 732-7020


    Wednesday, July 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba! 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 10, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, call Center Manager Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com


    Wednesday, July 10: Rummy tournament, with donuts and coffee, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, July 11: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, July 12: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, various water additives and samples, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 15: Learn something new, Trivia, 11 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

  • Honored at CCMH | July 10, 2013
  • Raker-Buscher-Strautmann- Titkemeyer reunion planned 

    The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. Buscher Raker, Johann F. and Clara Buscher Strautmann and Henry M. and Marie E. Buscher Titkemeyer are planning to gather for a reunion picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hwy. 36, in Hunter’s Bottom of Carroll County, Ky.

  • Hottest dog | July 10, 2013
  • Family welcomes baby daughter, Baleigh Marie Brent

    Susie and Michael Brent of Carrollton announce the birth of their daughter, Baleigh Marie Brent, born Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Also welcoming her home was 4-year-old big brother, Logan Kyle Brent.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary Rabourn of Turners Station and Rosey Meadows of Carrollton; maternal great grandparents are Bobby and Sarah Rabourn, Marjorie Rabourn and the late L.G. Rabourn.