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Today's News

  • Missed out on Watermelon Mania? Recipes are still available

    Last Friday, I had an opportunity to participate in the annual Watermelon Mania at First Friday sponsored by the Carroll-ton Main Street program.

    We demonstrated and gave out samples of a variety of recipes — including a fresh watermelon cooler beverage, watermelon salsa, watermelon feta salad, Asian watermelon salad, watermelon chunks enhanced with lime honey syrup and even fresh slices of watermelon.

    Hats off to our local producers and the RiverView Farmers Market – all watermelon used was locally grown right here in Carroll County.

  • With new school year, 4-H enrollment set to begin

    School begins today and enrollment for 4-H will soon be taking place. Watch for the information to come home with your child. 

    Chances are if your young person has an interest, 4-H has a program that explores it. Not only does 4-H provide an opportunity for its members to try something they think they might enjoy, but 4-H’s programs are designed in a way that 4-H’ers will learn many valuable life skills in the process.

  • Grazing school offers hands-on learning experiences

    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School is being held this month, Aug. 21-22, in Woodford County.

    This grazing school is an excellent educational opportunity for producers.

    Last year, I attended the school and was very impres-sed by the hands-on activities we worked through. In addition, I was able to meet and talk with producers from around the state, learning about their grazing operations.

  • JCTC students earn ‘shout-out’ recognition honors

    With the summer coming to an end there are many celebrations and recognition to JCTC faculty, staff, and students.  Recently the college has started a faculty/staff/student “shout-out” to recognize those achievements.

    Faculty member Joe Carhart, along with colleagues from Assurex Health, Inc., will have research published in the academic journal, Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.  The publication relates to some of the content Carhart teaches in his psychology classes at the Carrollton Campus.

  • Kentucky Guard Memorial announces paver program

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is now offering individuals and organizations from across Kentucky the opportunity to pave the way to a sacred space and become part of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial effort by purchasing a personalized engraved paver.

  • Alumni, friends of program return to take on varsity soccer teams

    The Carroll County High School soccer teams hosted alumni games Saturday, Aug. 3. It was the first ever alumni game for the girls program and the sixth annual for the boys. 

    In the girls match, the alumni won, 8-0. While the score may have appeared one-sided, head coach Greg Damron was pleased with the way his team hung with the alumni, which included five college players.

    Former Lady Panthers assistant coach Lillian Scott scored two goals, while Victoria Paytner and Bre Smith also scored two goals. Lidia Jimenez and Nikki Hill each scored.

  • Modern technology has made communication easier, but less personal

    In our everyday lives it is always a good idea to be in constant communication. Parents communicate with their children and children with parents. We always like to keep in touch with our relatives, co-workers, friends of the family and even casual acquaintances.

    There are many outlets that greatly facilitate the way we do this, cell phones, e-mails and text messaging. It is now actually harder to stay out of touch with someone, and there are fewer excuses we can make because it only takes us a few seconds to say “Hi, how you doing?”

  • Community Calendar | Week of Aug. 7, 2013

    Wednesday, August 7

    First day of school for students in the Carroll County School system.

    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.

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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  • Kentucky has a rich history with many ‘firsts’ for nation

    For generations now, students have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the first native Kentuckian to be U.S. President.

    Technically speaking, however, that’s not true.