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Today's News

  • 4-Hers, adults join in program on curing country hams

    I have said it more than once and I am going to say it again.  Carroll County is the greatest county on earth. There is not one project that 4-H has that there is not a true “expert” in Carroll County.

    One of the projects in 4-H animal science is the process of curing country hams. When I came to Carroll County curing country ham was a project I wanted for the youth.  Jim and Bob Froman gave of their time to talk with the members about the process and history of curing country hams.

  • Energy saving tips create savings for winter months

    It’s winter in Kentucky. This is a great time of year to turn up the heat and snuggle down by a warm fire in the fireplace, watch television or read a book. But, this can be costly.

    Heat-ing and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of the energy usage in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.

    It is no secret that energy usage often peaks in the winter with the use of more lighting and heat. Here are a few ways to offset excessive energy usage and electric or gas bills.

    Tips for saving energy

  • Reading 20 minutes a night is a great family investment

    In January, people often resolve to improve their lives by getting in shape, saving money or going back to school.

    Many people set goals to help their children do better in school. The Carroll County School District would like to suggest that a great resolution for anytime is to pledge 20 minutes every night to reading. Turn off the screens, sit down with your children and read together.

  • CCTC scholarship helps Yates land position

    Graduating seniors from local high schools have until March 14 to apply for a scholarship offered by the Carroll County Training Consortium.

    The full-tuition scholarships, funded by grants and donations from local businesses and industry, are offered to traditional and nontraditional students wanting to pursue high-demand degrees at the Jefferson Community and Technical College – Carrollton Campus.

  • Student of the week: Victoria Nelson

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Recess, it is nice to have nothing to do.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art, really don’t have to think about a specific way of doing the project.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Hunger Games”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Somewhere in Florida

    What do you want to be when you grow up and why?  

  • It’s time to apply now for fall financial aid

    It’s not too early to begin preparing for the fall semester. If applying for financial aid, the priority deadline for college financial aid is fast approaching, and students needing aid for the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semesters should begin the application process now.

    The first step is to complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  At Jefferson Community and Technical College, the FAFSA begins the process for determining all forms of federal, state and local financial aid. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 15.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 30, 2013

    Wednesday, Jan. 30

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

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

    Thursday, Jan. 31

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Feb. 1

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Church news | Jan. 30, 2013

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is held the first Thursday of each month at a different location. This month it is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bedford Baptist Church.

  • Students look to help Guatemala children

    Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America. It is the home of mountains, forests, lakes, volcanoes, orchids, exotic animals and Mayan ruins. But Guatemala is also the home of extreme poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, malnutrition and violence.

    According to its website, AguaVivaHome.org, Agua Viva Orphanage in Guatemala City changes the lives of the children in Guatemala; its goal is “to raise and educate them in a loving Christian environment to be successful Christian adults with the desire and ability to help their own people.”

  • What’s in a name?

    On Nov. 24, the Jameson family named their newborn baby girl Hashtag, after Twitter’s use of the (#) symbol.

    The year before, an Egyptian man named his son Facebook, and in 2011 an Israeli couple named their baby Like.

    These babies join celebrities’ babies Spec Wildhorse Mellencamp, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette, Pilot Inspecktor Lee and Audio Science Clayton, which makes Apple Blythe Alison Martin sound almost traditional as a baby name.