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Today's News

  • Warren receives achievement award from Probation, Parole

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections honored employees across the state at its annual Corrections Awards Luncheon held Sept. 4 in Lexington.

     Officer Stacy Warren started with Probation and Parole in the Carrollton office on Jan. 16, 2012, after transferring from RCC as a classification and treatment officer. 

  • Class of 1963 plans its 50th reunion

    The 1963 Class of Carrollton High School will hold its 50th Class Reunion at the Butler State Resort Park Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6-11 p.m. All class members are invited plus their guests. If you have not registered there is still time, contact Mary Sue Wilson, 850 Hicks Pike Walton, KY, 41094 or call (859) 485-7210, or (859) 630-4005.

  • United Charities offers local incentive for Make a Difference Day

    Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., challenges the youth of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties to compete for up to $3,000 in cash awards for service projects to their respective communities in conjunction with “Make A Difference Day” Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • Library sees an increase in use by its patrons

    As we ended June, we officially ended our year. I am sure I have mentioned before, we use July and August to grade our performance. For the most part, we feel like we delivered quality service and filled the needs of our community. 

  • Tips on teaching your children about strangers

    With recent rumors about town and news stories about child abductions, human-trafficking and solicitation of children, parents are scared to let their children out of their sight. The threats are real and more close to home than ever.

  • Student’s mother has a big influence on her life

    If you were to ask an elementary school student who his/her hero is, the response would probably be something like Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman and that would be understandable. All those “super heroes” saved someone from the “bad guy,” and kids look up to them for that reason.

    If you were to ask a middle or a high school student who his/her hero was, the response might be different. My answer to that question is my mom.

  • Student of the Week: Whitney Wehrman, Sixth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like to be with my friends and learn new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I love reading because there are a lot of books that interest me.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “If you’re reading this, it’s too late”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”

  • Winn parents form first PTA in more than 20 years

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Kathryn Winn Primary has a Parent-Teacher Association.

    County Attorney and Winn parent Nick Marsh approached Principal Gerda Wise earlier this year with the idea of starting a formal organization to help channel parent involvement in the school. In short order, the Kathryn Winn PTA was born.

  • Autumn brings time to harvest apples in Kentucky

    September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers—both for the commercial and home operation. In fact, I have received a couple of calls already about the best time to harvest apples this season.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat.

  • Adults must help foster leadership skills in youth

    All young people need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, they learn they can make a difference. 

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    l Manage time

    l Work as a team

    l Set goals

    l Start conversations

    l Facilitate meetings

    l Solve problems