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Today's News

  • Volunteers wanted for health dept assessment

    Three Rivers District Health Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying public health issues in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties. This information will be used to help create policies to increase the quality of life in those communities.

    Three Rivers is hosting a 2013 Assessment Kick-Off from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Carroll County Health Center. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Don’t Be Scammed

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.

  • Burgin to resign as mayor

    Prestonville Mayor Vickie Burgin agreed to resign as the city’s mayor Thursday when she entered an Alford guilty plea, not contesting a misdemeanor first-degree official misconduct charge of violating the competitive bidding process on a city project.

  • Eddie the Eagle spreads gun safety message to area students

    Safety is an important word in all aspects of our life. 4-H stresses safety in all of their projects, but the one that is being focused on right now is gun safety. 

    I had the privilege of being included in the health and safety fair that was held at Cartmell Elementary on March 16.  Eddie the Eagle was in attendance where his message was when you see a gun you are to “stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult.”

  • Buttercups are a sure sign that spring has arrived

    One of the signs that spring has arrived is when yellow buttercups begin to appear, but it is during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercups actually takes place.

    As a cool-season weed, this plant often flourishes in over-grazed pasture with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.

  • Moneywise, tips help with solid financial planning

    Spring is finally in the air. I hope you had a nice Easter and are enjoying the beautiful spring flowers that are gracing our yards and parks.

    Today I’m sharing some information about managing your money. Check out the University of Kentucky Moneywise website, www2.ca.uky.edu/moneywise.

    You will find lots of information, decision aids and calculators on Moneywise.

    Did you know?

  • Eagle Scout
  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 3, 2013

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

    Wednesday, April 3: Crafts, 9:30 a.m., work on Derby hats.

    Thursday, April 4: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 5: Commodity pick up, 8 a.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, 11:45 a.m.

    Monday, April 8: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 9: Bingo 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 10: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

  • Coloring contest winners
  • Taylors visit Ghent in search of information on Walnes

    On March 14, the city of Ghent was visited by Christie Taylor and her teen-age son Frank, of Houston, Texas, who were in the area to research the life of her great-grandmother Claudia McCann Walne, a Ghent native who was for many years a Baptist Missionary to Japan. She was the daughter of John J. and Nancy O’Neal McCann of Ghent.