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Today's News

  • March brings the first early round of plantings for local vegetable gardens

    The countdown to the first day of spring is on: It’s now 57 days.

    With the snowfall and cold temperatures we have seen this week, I am definitely looking forward to welcoming spring with open arms.

    As spring approaches, our thoughts travel to preparing our vegetable garden for the season. You do not need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March?

  • Senators tackle bills on illegal drugs, nurse practitoners, more

    The second week of the 2014 Regular Session brought schedules packed with meetings, rallies, press conferences and hearings on bills. We met with constituents, citizen groups and fellow lawmakers as we began vetting proposed legislation.

  • Snow Day!!!
  • House lawmakers eye giving felons back their right to vote

    Last week, the House of Representatives turned its attention to two issues that may not seem to have much in common but are linked nonetheless because of the positive impact both could have on a significant number of Kentuckians.

    The first vote came early in the week, when the chamber put its support behind the creation of public benefit corporations. As its name implies, this legal designation would give private businesses a chance to better verify their commitment to serving, not just their customers, but their community as well.

  • Early college offers credit for students while in high school

    The Early College Program is a partnership between Carroll County High School and JCTC. It is open to juniors and seniors who have achieved “college ready” status by hitting benchmarks in English, reading and math on the ACT or Compass assessments.


  • Take the challenge next week, test knowledge of drug facts

    At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we like to celebrate. We celebrate living a drug-free life and we celebrate when those who need treatment and direction are able to reach out.

    We also like to celebrate when education and prevention reach lives of young individuals who need it most.

    From Jan. 27 through Feb. 1, we will be celebrating “National Drug Facts Week.” This is a week of education and prevention within Carroll County Schools, a week celebrated nationwide.

  • It’s time for state smoking ban

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to health risks such as lung cancer.

    “Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action,” the report urged in its conclusion.

    Some of those remedies have yet to appear half a century on.

  • Wild game dishes are free of hormones, antibiotics

    If you are thinking I seem to always start with a weather-related quote, well you might just be correct.

    I don’t know for sure if that’s true or not as I didn’t go back and look at the first line of all my articles, so I’m not going to say one way or another. I will say this — it’s cold! Yes, bitter cold. Perfect weather for staying in and cooking up something delicious.

  • Holiday help
  • Toevs graduates from basic military training

    Air Force Airman Nathaniel S. Toevs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Toevs is the son of Rodelyn Cooper of Florence and Ron Kohrmann of Carrollton.