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Today's News

  • Public forum set on Park to Park trails

    A public forum on a long-range master plan for Park to Park Trails, Phase II: Carrollton River Walk will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.
    Lose and Associates, the architectural firm hired to design the system of trails and greenways throughout the county, will present a master plan for the river walk, RV park, and other trails and amenities discussed at two previous public meetings. A synopsis of Park to Park Trails, Phase I (the Lock No. 1 project) will also be included.

  • County seeks road, bridge funding

    The News-Democrat

  • Businesses seek info on Sprint Cup’s local impact

    Since its announcement last August, it has been well known in the area that the Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County will be hosting its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on July 9. What affect it will have on its neighboring county from the southwest, however, has been up for debate.

  • Brain surgery aims to treat 9-year-old's epilepsy

    Dylan Williamson is a typical nine-year-old. He hops from one activity to the next with boundless energy, laughing and cracking jokes throughout.

    He loves playing the drums, just like his dad; racing miniature cars; driving the four-wheeler; playing the Wii; and spending the night at his grandma’s house. He dreams of being either a Wal-Mart truck driver or a racecar driver when he grows up.

    The difference between Dylan and other 9-year-olds? Seizures that will only go away with brain surgery.

  • Free hunters education class meets March 18-19

    A 10-hour Kentucky hunters education class will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Carroll County Extension Building, 500 Floyd Ave., Carrollton.
    The class is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1975. Topics include survival, first aid, firearm safety, ethics, wildlife identification.
    The class is free to anyone 9 years old or older on the day of the class. Another class is set for Aug. 26-27.
    For information, call (502) 732-5120.

  • Phase I, conservation reserve program sign-ups in March

    I hope you noticed the ad in the paper recently about the sign-up period for the Phase I cost-share money.
    Applications will be taken from Wednesday, March 16, through 4:30 p.m. March 30; they will be available at the Extension Office, and anyone on my mailing list will receive an application in the mail. They will be sent out Tuesday, March 15.
    The sign-up this time has a 25- to 75-percent match, with a limit of $2,500. Receipts dated from Sept. 21 through the end of the program will be eligible.

  • Diet, exercise keep brain healthy

    March 14-20 is Brain Awareness Week, so start thinking about your brain.
    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all organs and bodily functions, all of our thoughts, emotions and memory, and gives us the ability to be self-aware.
    Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even faster without proper care.
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, staying physically active and maintaining a “brain-healthy” diet is important, as is staying socially active and mentally alert.

  • Students, teachers aim for bull’s eye on ‘learning targets’

    In the hallway of Cartmell Elementary School hang three posters, each showing a large red-and-white target with arrows hitting the bull’s eye. The posters ask students and staff members if they know their targets, if they can hit their targets, and how will they know when they have succeeded.
    The “targets” are the specific learning tasks students should be able to do, such as “identify numerators and denominators” or “identify fractions in a picture,” in third-grade mathematics.

  • Asparagus is tasty – steamed, sautéed or raw

    My daughter-in-law called the other day to tell me about her great grocery savings: She bought $120 worth of groceries for under $54.
    She is now known in our family as the “coupon queen,” and rightfully so.
    The other reason for her call was to tell me how she had prepared asparagus for her family, including her parents. She was so proud because her father had paid her the best compliment.

  • READY FOR RACING

    It’s clear that Carrollton and Carroll County are getting serious about the impact the new Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway will have on our community this summer.
    More than 100 people packed the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse Thursday morning for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee and Conversation program, with officials from the speedway.