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Today's News

  • Club learns about Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    On Dec. 4, the Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pat’s Place on Seminary Street for a Christmas Program.

    Nine members and two guests were present. Carolyn Stout and Dorothy Buckner were hostesses and had decorated and planned the program.

    Nancy Jo Grobmyer introduced guests Janice Chilton and Sister Paula Gohs.

  • Repenting before God can help with achieving goals in the new year ahead

    We are leaving this year of 2012 behind and I wonder: Have we achieved the goals we set for ourselves? Did we overcome certain family troubles? Do we have a better job? Is our family better socially, economically and spiritually? Do we feel proud of our children?

    Perhaps we are asking ourselves many more questions – how many goals that we set for ourselves this year have we achieved and are we the same or worse than the year before.

  • Nativity on the Square
  • Student of the week: Garrett Sanders

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math and lunch because I have time to talk to my friends.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it is fun and it comes easy to me.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Lightning Thief”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Men in Black 3”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Dec. 19, 2012

    Wednesday, Dec. 19

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the Burley Room at the Lodge in General Butler State Resort Park.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • All I want for Christmas

    Ms. Roos’ First Grade Class

    Dear Santa,  I want a nite lite please.  I wont be scard of the dark.  It wod make me sleep.  I get all green dots.  Can I have it?  Love, Timmy

  • Carroll to participate in $40 Million Race to the Top program

    The Carroll County School District is among 22 Kentucky school districts and two regional educational cooperatives to share in a $40 million Race to the Top grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The consortium, led by the Green River Region Educational Cooper-ative and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, was one of only 16 grant recipients chosen from 372 submitted nationally to receive the award, which was announced on Dec. 11.

  • 4-H demonstrations offer members a lesson in public speaking

    One of the seven areas of the 4-H program to be taught is communications. I have had the most wonderful two weeks by going into Cartmell Elementary and presenting the communications assignment to the fourth- and fifth-grade students.

    So many mixed emotions occurred in the classroom when the students were told that they would be giving a speech or a demonstration in front of their classmates. I sure did not want to add more stress to the students, teachers or to the children’s parents or guardians.

  • Mistletoe mythology leads to a ‘kiss’ under the bough

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. 

    Phora-dendron, the scientific name for this plant, means “tree thief.”  We commonly find these small, leafy plants on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern two-thirds of the United States. 

    Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from their host trees by way of a parasite nutrient-uptake organ; hence the name, tree thief. 

  • Origins of holiday stocking tradition revealed

    Nothing signifies the holidays like festive colored stockings hanging on the fireplace mantle.

    As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown but the most recognized is the one honoring the generous nature of Saint Nicholas in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” by Clement C. Moore. Historically, Saint Nicholas was a charitable bishop in the third and fourth century living in Myra, now Turkey.