Today's News

  • Learn more about spiders and snakes in the backyard

      “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford. 

    Although the song has little to do with wildlife and was popular before I was born, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger is not.  

    Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, are the two most common phobias people experience about animals and wildlife. 

  • Fireworks safety can prevent Independence Day injuries

     The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776.

    A special study conducted by U.S. Consum-er Product Safety Commis-sion found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.

  • Meals on Wheels offering more food choices with new ‘Savory Select’ meals

     Beginning July 1, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky’s Meals on Wheels program began a new chilled-to-hot meal for daily home delivery. 

    The chilled-to-hot “Savory Select” meals are nutritionally balanced with healthy proteins, crisper vegetables, al dente pastas and flavorful sauces.

    With more food choice and flexibility of meal time, these meals are far superior to traditional home delivered meals. 

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  • Senior Calendar--July 4 2012

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

    Thursday, July 5: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 6: Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ping-pong, 10 a.m.

    Monday, July 9: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ladder ball, 10 a.m.; ice cream bars, 11:45 a.m.

  • At the Library--July 4 2012

     Wednesday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July Holiday.

    Thursday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; stories, and crafts for kids, ages 6-11, 1:30 p.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; playtime for children up to age five, 11 a.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; First Friday, Rain Gutter Regatta Artist reception, Jimmy Supplee, 6-7 p.m.

  • Loudens celebrate 40th anniversary

     Mariam “Cookie” Cull and Ira Louden exchanged vows on June 23, 1972, at the Carrollton Christian Church in Carrollton. with Bro. Paul Livesay officiating. Sandra Griffin was maid-of-honor and Dwight Louden was best-man. 

    On Sunday, June 24 the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with 52 of their relatives and long time friends aboard the Captain Quarters Princess Yacht in Louisville, Ky. Guests were treated to a buffet meal along with cupcakes from GiGi’s. They cruised for three hours on the Ohio River.

  • Pies add tasty treat to Extension council meeting

     I recently took three pies to a Carroll County Cooperative Extension Council meeting. We met to mull over our wishes for the type of 4-H leader we would like for our community. 

    Pie was the perfect food to bring for just such an occasion, and after seeing all our wishes recorded in big letters on poster paper in front of us, we should definitely get a perfect 4-H agent. We now have two perfect agents in Grace Angotti and Kristin Herbst, so why not a third coming in the very near future.

  • Carroll County Clerk receives $1,575 grant to preserve local records through scanning

     Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh has received a $1,575 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Sixty-six grants have been awarded for a total of $1,321,474 from fiscal year 2012 Local Records Grant Program funds. During the program’s 26-year history, a total of more than $19 million has been distributed across Kentucky and included grants to all 120 counties.

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