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Today's News

  • Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 13, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    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.

  • Track team competes at Mason Dixon

    The Carroll County varsity track team competed in the Mason County Indoor Meet Saturday, Feb. 9. Head coach Joe Creager said the team had some good results and was able to compare times with the University of Kentucky meet two weeks ago.

    Senior Brandon Franklin led the team with a 9th place finish in the shot put.

  • Church News | Feb. 13, 2013

    Pastor celebrates fifth anniversary

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton Church, 103 Park Lanes Center in Carrollton, will hold the fifth pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor and Mrs. Ron Tiller Feb. 22-24.

    The Friday evening celebration will start at 7 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

    Pastor Mark Copeland of Sebastopol, Mississippi will be one of the speakers.

    Compassion Week concert is Saturday

  • Ashes and Valentines

    Planets are colliding as you read this. Beginning today, Wednesday, a 48-hour cycle will witness Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. Obviously, we cannot call this a seamless event. But they may be closer than we think. 

  • 2013 Homecoming Crowning
  • Many local residents step up for the February challenge

    Last week I gave you a February challenge — to select a few ways that you can improve your eating habits from a list of 25 ways that I had in my column.

    Several Carroll County residents have taken up the challenge and you can too.

    Read over the list from last week. Select some you wish to do to prove your health.

    Send me an e-mail with what you are doing or stop by the Extension office with what you plan to do.   I have a small gift for you. At the end of the challenge we’ll see how many took the challenge. 

  • Grasses over option for ground cover in rough winter months

    Many areas in pastures are susceptible to severe damage between late fall and early spring. High traffic areas such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers are often bare and muddy this time of year.

    To slow and reduce soil erosion, compaction, forage damage, and weed problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly.  It is also beneficial for animal health to reduce muddy areas.

    Both annual (Italian) and perennial ryegrass are good options when renovating these areas.

  • Parks and Rec baseball, softball sign-ups

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation 2013 youth baseball and softball registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Feb. 11-March 1 at the parks and recreation office on the third floor of the downtown county courthouse.
    Registration forms also may be mailed before deadline with payment to: Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main Street, Carrollton, KY 41008
    The following is a list of teams and fees:
    Blastball- Boys and Girls ages 3 & 4 (on April 30th, 2013) $15

  • McClellen named to dean’s list

    The University of Northwestern Ohio has named Cameron McClellen of Carrollton to the dean’s list for the November 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies.

    McClellen is majoring in Diesel Technology and Agriculture.

    He is the son of April McClellen and grandson of Donna Yocum and the late C.E. “Cookie” Yocum.

  • Carroll County Schools participate in Digital Learning Day

    Students and teachers in Carroll County Schools participated in the second annual Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6. The event “shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country,” (www.digitallearningday.org). During the day, a variety of technology tools and techniques were used to enhance student learning.