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Today's News

  • Flu shots still available in county

    For those hoping to avoid catching the flu this season, the flu shot is still available at several locations in Carroll County.

    This year’s strand of seasonal influenza vaccine is estimated to be 62 percent effective, indicating moderate effectiveness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The CDC used data from 1,155 children and adults with acute respiratory infection to estimate the overall effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine.

    Where to go and
    what you need to know

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 16, 2013

    Wednesday, Jan. 16

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

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

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

    Thursday, Jan. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Apostolic church holds ‘Mom’s Day of Prayer’

    The First Apostolic Church of Carrollton will be representing the state of Kentucky for the Worldwide Moms Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 19. All moms in Kentucky and southern Indiana are encouraged to come any time during those hours to pray specifically for our children.

  • Book provides pastor with needed ‘jolt’ to his faith

    I have a confession. My walk with Christ received a much-needed jolt this week. This divinely-guided jolt arrived in the form of a book I purchased a few days after Christmas. 

    The book was about global missions, persecuted Christians, human suffering, doubt and the triumph of our crucified yet resurrected Lord. Sound interesting?  If your faith needs a jolt, then this book is for you. 

  • A good plan makes money go further

    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money went? Many of you reading this column will hope that you can manage your money better this year than you did last year. 

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to get better control of your money. Under-standing how and where you spend your money is important for everyone for financial success and to have enough money available for necessities - especially in tough economic times. There are several key steps you can take to stretch your money a little farther each month. 

  • 4-H seeks volunteers to help program grow

    As you are aware, the 4-H program could not exist without the support of caring adults. I have been the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Agent for four months and I am absolutely so impressed with the encouragement that the citizens of this great county have given to this wonderful program.

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.

  • Start planning for best spring calving cow herd

    Study the performance of last year’s calf crop and plan for improvement. Plan your breeding program and consider a better herd sire(s).  Select herd sires which will allow you to meet your goals and be willing to pay for superior animals. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

  • School board members honored in January

    The students, faculty, staff and administrators of the Carroll County School District are saluting this community’s elected education leaders during January in Kentucky’s 18th annual observation of School Board Recognition Month.

     Mona Kindoll, Carolyn Jones, Mary Ann Pearson, Rob Spenneberg, and Dru Maiden are among the 872 school board members being honored across the Commonwealth this month by 174 local school districts.

  • Carroll Faces | Jan. 16, 2013

    Carrollton City Clerk-Treasurer Leatha Grimes and City Attorney Ed James served in their first council meeting Monday, Jan. 14.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Jan. 16, 2013

    Carroll County Public Library. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for info. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, curly scarf class, sign-up please, $5 yarn kit charge,  3:30-4:30 p.m.