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Today's News

  • Take 10 minutes to build a more fit family over break

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is closed for the holidays until Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. We hope that you are enjoying some special time with family and friends during the break and as we ring in a new year. Here’s to you and yours, “Happy New Year!”

     

    Do you have a Fit Family?

  • Motor fuels tax rate to decline by 1.5 cents per gallon on Jan. 1

    Kentucky’s gas tax on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will decrease by 1.5 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, reflecting a drop in the calculated average wholesale fuel price.

    The decrease would result in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $45 million on an annualized basis.

    “The Road Fund is our source of revenue for building, improving and maintaining Kentucky roads and bridges, so any loss of revenue is concerning,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said Thursday in a state news release.

  • Amaryllis provides some color in winter months

    Cold temperatures, snow and muddy walkways may be in our future for winter this year, but I have a plant that will bring color and liven up the dreariest of winter days—the amaryllis.

    Amaryllis is a member of the lily family, and is available in a range of colors, including pink, white, red, orange and variegated.

    This plant grows from a large bulb, making it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Dec. 26, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 26

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 27

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism board meets at noon at the Tourism office, 515 Highland Ave.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Friday at the Warsaw First Christian Church, 207 W. High St., Warsaw.

    Monday, Dec. 30

  • Reduce stress to prevent child abuse

    Stress can increase during the holidays, even in the most loving of families. And that can put some children at risk for abuse.

    With children home from school, holiday travel and seasonal shopping and associated expenses, parents can get frazzled more easily than usual. What is typically a fun and joyful time for children can become devastating when parents or caregivers cope with stress by becoming abusive.

  • Carroll County man dies in flooded creek Saturday

    A Carroll County man died Saturday night in a creek near his home on Gilgal Road.

    Arnold Ray Smith Jr., 48, of 1426 Gilgal Road in Turners Station was at a friend’s house, located at 1453 Gilgal Road, and left between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on a four-wheeler, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. The friend’s driveway has a bridge that crosses a creek. When the friend went to check his mail Sunday morning, he found Smith submerged in the water, Arterburn said.

    KSP received a call on the incident at 8:51 a.m. Sunday.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Dec. 19, 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, Dec. 19: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 20: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, noon; Bunk-O-dinner, 5:30 p.m.

  • Santa helps with Relay fundraiser

    Santa Claus is coming to Kroger, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21. Santa will have his photo taken with children, a $1 donation to be given to Carroll County Relay for Life.

    For more information call Clara Arvin at (502) 347-9742.

  • Santa to visit Beall home in Ghent

    Santa Claus will visit the Beall’s house, 704 Liberty Street in Ghent, again this year. He’ll be there from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday Dec. 20-21 and from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24.

    Everyone is welcome to stop by for a candy cane and some hot chocolate and to visit with Santa.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Dec. 19, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; rainbow loom jewelry, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 23:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; family movie, “Home Alone,” 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 24: Closed for Christmas Eve.