Today's News

  • Marriage joins a couple as one in unity of peace

    Two major happenings took place for me in January earlier this year.

    First, I got a year older. Second, I got to celebrate being married a year longer. That makes 35 years together for my wife Pam and I. And they said it wouldn’t last.

    Some people don’t understand what marriage is really all about. From the union of the first man and first woman, God has been clear about the purpose of the marriage relationship: “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

  • Baseball Panthers defeat Eminence in district tourney

    The Panthers played virtually flawless in their opening round district game against Eminence Monday at Gallatin County High School. With the win, Carroll played Owen County in the second round Tuesday night. Results were unavailable by press time. The winner will advance to the district championship Wednesday at 6 p.m., as well as punch their ticket to the regional tournament.

  • Grobmeier remains a Carrollton girl after 103 years

     As Sophia Patrillo would say on the hit TV show  The Golden Girls, “Picture it, Hunter’s Bottom in Carroll County, Ky.”

    The date was Jan. 19, 1909, and the air was frigid and a deep snow blanketed the ground. There in a modest farmer’s home was born a daughter, Anna Frances Taylor Grobmeier, to proud parents Arthur Creed and Katherine Matthews Taylor.

  • Church news - May 23, 2012

    Hymn sing cancelled for May due to conflict

    Sanders Baptist Church will not host a hymn sing for the month of May because of a scheduling conflict with Memorial Day weekend and the Carroll County High School commencement.

    The congregation along with Pastor Hardin Lowe invite the public to attend the next hymn sing on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

    Free dinner planned by Calvary church

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 23, 2012

    Wednesday, May 23

    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.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.


    Thursday, May 24

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Don’t overcook pork; take a try at pesto pasta


    I so appreciate all of the positive comments regarding the pork rub recipe I gave you a couple of weeks ago.

    It was so funny because the very day I wrote the column, my daughter-in-law called and wanted to know if I had a good recipe for a pork loin. She wanted to fix a nice dinner for my son. However, he was getting a little tired of chicken and he wanted something different. Hence, my recipe came in really handy that day. The results from my son, “delicio.”

  • Three Rivers Gun Club hosts shoot on June 3

    Three Rivers Gun Club, 3041 Hwy 55 in Carrollton is sponsoring a Shotgun Shoot, (50 clay targets), Sunday, June 3, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for 50 targets or Three River Member cost is $10. Tied score at end of regulation 50 targets will result in a 10 shot shoot off to determine the winners. Prizes: high shooter gets return of entry fee or $1 for each shooter whichever is greater. For more information contact Derrick Willis at (502) 525-8724 or Cody Human at (502) 377-6451. Everyone welcome, please park across road from range.

  • Shelby Energy plans annual meeting June 22 as two vie for local seat on the co-op’s board

     Shelby Energy customers are encouraged to attend the electric cooperative’s 75th annual meeting on Friday, June 22, at the Henry County High School in New Castle.

    Cooperatives are unique businesses organized to provide a needed product or service based on the nonprofit principal. There are no stockholders in an electric cooperative. After all expenses have been paid, any remaining money is returned to the customers as capital credits.

  • Carroll County High School Spring Choral Concert

     The Carroll County High School Chorus presented the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School.

    The program included the songs “I Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor, “An American Tribute,” “Africa”, by Toto, and “For Good”, from Wicked.

    The choir consists of 14 members this year. Choir director Mary Ellis Coombs said that the choir members “like what they’re doing, and are proud to be a part of the choir”.

  • Tourism secretary asks Kentuckians to travel in state to boost economy

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      Kentucky’s tourism industry is once again gearing up for the summer travel season. As someone who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, I believe we have many good reasons to be optimistic about 2012.