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Today's News

  • Fiscal court to lease Camp Kysoc property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will lease the Camp Kysoc property in a move that will eventually allow it to be used for recreational opportunities and special events.

    Cardinal Hills Healthcare, which operated the camp under its Easter Seals program, closed the camp last year because it was losing money and turned the property back over to the Kentucky Department of State Parks.

  • Belchers take part in Atlanta cancer walk

    Wednesday, Oct. 5: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; sewing class, wool make-up bag. 10-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 6: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers ages 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 4-6 years, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m., closed at 5 p.m. for Two Rivers Tobacco Festival.

    Friday, Oct. 7: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 8: Closed for Tobacco Festival.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Oct. 5, 2011

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Oct. 5: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 6: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 7: Commodities. 8:30 a.m.; euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.;

    Monday, Oct. 10:Euchre, pool, WII game, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Monday movie madness, 9:30 a.m.

  • Fire hydrant flushing to be conducted in city of Carrollton Thursday, Oct. 13

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, Thursday, Oct. 13. Flushing will begin at 8 a.m. and be completed by 5 p.m.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

    For more information, call Carrollton Utilities at (502) 732-7055.

  • Lewis returns home after year-long Guard deployment in Iraq

    SFC William “Bill” Lewis, a resident of Carroll County and a member of the Ohio National Guard returned from active deployment to Iraq Sept 9, 2011. He was called to duty on Sept. 20, 2010.

    SFC Lewis, Task Force 1-174th, Air Defense (C-RAM), is originally from Columbus, Ohio and moved to Carrollton in 2008. He is married to Brittany Tiller Lewis of Carrollton. While on deployment their first child was born May 4, 2011. He was able to take 15 days leave when the baby was born and arrived at the hospital just hours before the birth.

  • Bust A Ride Poker Run set for Oct. 8

    Bust A Ride Poker Run 2011 will start with sign-ups at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Grillin-Station in Prestonville.

    Riders will leave at noon and will finish at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw. Cost is $15 for singles and $20 for couples. Entertainment will include a live band and 50/50 drawing, ($1 per ticket or six tickets for $5). $5 for extra poker hand, 50 percent will be paid for the best poker hand. For more information please contact Gloria Belcher (502) 732-0284 or Gina Barr (502) 525-4568.

  • Breakfast for dinner is a popular family favorite

    My friend, Sandy, told me when her grandson came over she prepared breakfast for dinner.

    His reaction was quite surprising to her. He said it sounds awful to have breakfast for dinner, because breakfast is for breakfast.  Another friend called me a few days ago and during our conversation she asked what I was fixing for dinner.  “We’re having breakfast for dinner,” I said.  She told me her kids loved that for dinner when they were growing up.

  • ELECTION 2011: Agriculture Commissioner

    James Comer

    Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    JC: I've been a lifelong farmer. I'm a fifth generation farmer. I love agriculture. I love farmers and farm communities, and I know I can make a difference and take agriculture to the next level.

     

    2. What experiences and qualifications have prepared you to serve as commissioner of agriculture?

  • ELECTION 2011: Agriculture Commissioner

    Bob Farmer

    Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    BF: Well, you I come at it from a different angle than a lot of people seeking office. I've had my own business for 30 years, marketing, advertising, public relations. And I want to use my life skills as a business person, a marketing person, 'cause that's a big big part of this job, marketing, to help the people of Kentucky and rural Kentuckians, in particular.

  • ELECTION 2011: Its Farmer vs. a farmer in race for agriculture commissioner

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service


    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.