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Today's News

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Oct. 3, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bunk-o, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Oct. 4: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, 9 a.m.; scary movie day with Halloween treats, 9:30 a.m.; walking with Peg, 10 a.m.

  • Owen Electric rate settlement provides utility with $1 million less than requested 

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case filed by Owen Electric Cooperative Inc.

    Owen Electric reached a settlement with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General that grants a $4 million increase in annual revenue, which is about $74,000 less than its original request and $1.07 million less than a subsequent revised request. Owen Electric’s annual revenue will increase by about 2.7 percent.

  • Riding for a cause
  • Reforms reduce prison numbers

    One of Kentucky’s biggest challenges – and biggest success stories – over the last dozen years has centered on the state’s prison population.

    During the century’s first decade, we saw the number of people behind bars grow by 45 percent, a rate about four times the national average.  In 2007, we unfortunately led the country in this category.

  • Life to get better for Kentucky’s previously uninsured

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    After years — decades, really — of talking about health-care reform in this country, a long-awaited piece finally is falling into place as Kentucky’s health insurance exchange starts up today.

    There are bound to be glitches and confusion when something this big launches. Plus, there’s a well-financed effort to malign the reforms and mislead the public. The inevitable bugs should not obscure the importance of the moment:

  • 4-H program almost ready to start at schools in county

    It won’t be long until 4-H will be taught at Cartmell Elementary and in afterschool programs at Kathryn Winn Primary and the Carroll County Middle School. Many lessons will be taught during the school day, but remember 4-H can go beyond the classroom.

  • Tent to feature Extension, 4-H and other local groups

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a tent at the 2013 Tobacco Festival in Carrollton, Oct. 3-5.

    In this year’s tent, we will spotlight each area of the Cooperative Extension Service through demonstrations and informational sessions. 

    On Thursday night, Oct. 3, we will provide an introduction of the Extension Service, explaining our role in the community and highlighting what the rest of the weekend will bring.  A schedule of our events will be posted throughout the festival.

  • SHIP to aid residents with making open enrollment Medicare plan selections

    Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is right around the corner. 

    Each person or someone they care about who has Medicare, should mark their calendars. 

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

    This is your opportunity to review all Medicare choices and make sure each person has a plan that is right for them for 2014. 

    The SHIP Program will be providing comparison assistance free of charge.  SHIP is a non-profit organization and does not sell insurance. 

  • Diabetes support group to learn about body language

    At the Thursday, Oct. 10, meeting of the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group, the program will be “Your Body Language is Telling.”

    The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exten-sion office.

    Body language can support or clarify what you are saying verbally, or it can negate or lessen a verbal message. We invite residents with diabetes or others interested to attend this monthly meeting. A light sampling a food with lower carbohydrates, fat or sugar will be provided. 

    Texiles update

  • Construction crews prep for widening of Hwy. 227

    Utility work is finishing up this week in preparation for the widening of Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    Crews from Walter Martin Excavating of Russell Springs, Ky., began moving the 10-inch water line – located between the main entrance to Carroll County High School and the entrance behind the Panther Field bleachers – over about 12 feet. Operator Jason Moles said the old water line will be re-circulated and merged with the new line, which services the high school and other surrounding offices. He expected the project to be complete by the end of the week.