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Today's News

  • Make plans now to save leftovers for future meals to save money

    Hello once again my friends. I would love to say wow right now. Wow in that we are already at the holiday season. It seems like yesterday that I was writing about summer foods and grilling and light salads. Now we are talking turkey and ham and all the great holiday food traditions. Unfortunately, one of the traditions that seems to come with the holiday is breaking the food budget.

  • To fully experience Thanksgiving, remember to count your blessings

    The experience of a traditional Thanksgiving experience was introduced to me by marriage.

    Actually, I had seen it played out on television with the head of the house carving a giant bird surrounded by the adoring sitcom family with each innoxious remark punctuated by canned laughter.

    But I have no childhood memory of experiencing the giant meal. What I recall was Dad working a double shift at the plant in Louisville so others could be off.

  • Be thankful for, and keep protecting, your blessings

    In a tradition familiar to many, on Thanksgiving I will sit down with loved ones and we will take turns giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. We know who we are by what we hold dear.

    I recently had the privilege of sitting down with leaders from diverse groups across Kentucky and learning what they are grateful for. Made up of working families, teachers and students, faith communities, vulnerable Kentuckians and more, they are grateful for things I thought worth sharing. They have given me permission to share them with you.

  • Thanksgiving holiday has ties to Kentucky

    This week, our families and friends will sit down at the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, the oldest of the American-based holidays.

    Nearly 400 years have passed since the most famous of these harvest feasts was held by the Pilgrims and Native Americans. It didn’t become the holiday we recognize today, though, until President Washington and then President Lincoln helped solidify its place on the calendar, which Congress finalized in the 1940s by declaring it to always be on the fourth Thursday of November.

  • Giving to others

    Volunteers loaded up large boxes filled with individual shoeboxes that will be given to children around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse program. Organizer Stacie Darnold said Carroll County donated items and money for 619 shoeboxes. She thanked First Baptist Church for storing the items and McNeal’s Hardward for delivering the boxes to the collection center in Walton.

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  • Goins takes the reins of CCHS baseball team

    New Carroll County head baseball coach Kevin Goins has had a wild couple of weeks as the coaching job came out of nowhere. Carroll County had hired Levi Bristow before he resigned to take the same position at Oldham County High School. Goins said he had been a finalist in both of those coaching searches.

  • Board agrees to $35,000 payment for Marrillia

    Carroll County School Board attorney Jim Crawford recommended the Carroll County Board of Education approve the payment of Carroll County Middle School Pay App 26 for $35,000 to Marrillia Construction.

    Crawford said the architect signed off on the punch list items. Based on the mediation agreement, he said the payment needs to be made. The school district is holding $135,000 in liquidated damages under the terms of that mediation agreement.

  • Former UofL, NFL quarterback Cantwell named Panthers football head coach

    Hunter Cantwell has followed his heart and found a new home in high school athletics as he was introduced as the new Carroll County head football coach Nov. 18 replacing Lee Downey who resigned Nov. 7.

    As a former NFL and University of Louisville quarterback, Cantwell could have found a coaching job at the college or professional levels. “At the upper levels coaching is business,” Cantrell said. “At the high school level you are developing young men.”

  • Sheriff Kinman’s trial begins Nov. 28, at Carroll

    After more than two years since the indictment, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman will go to trial Nov. 28, as a judge denied the defense’s second motion to dismiss the charges.