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Today's News

  • Library shows love of reading

    The word love brings forth many different connotations. The staff of the Carroll County Public Library loves libraries and all they stand for.

    We say it over and over again through our words and our actions. It is interesting to see what other people, famous or not, have to say about libraries. 

  • Four generations
  • Dinner theater set for Butler Park

    General Butler State Resort Park, Perfect Harmony Dinner Theatre will present The Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute Act at their Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012,  at 6:30 p.m. Individual dinner theatre tickets are $35 per person plus tax or a one night package, for $165.95 per couple that includes a one night stay at Butler Lodge, Saturday dinner/theatre and Sunday breakfast at Two Rivers Restaurant. Assigned seating is available if requested.

  • Chicken in creamy dill sauce is great for big game

    I am sitting here, as I write this, enjoying a beautiful sunny morning. I feel so blessed to enjoy this day and to write this column.

    I love being able to give you recipes and to share some of my stories with you.The fortunate thing is that the stories keep coming simply because of all the good people, friends and family that I feel so privileged to have in my life. There is always a special story every day.

  • Senate approves education bills, prepares to work on Ky. budget

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

     Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Represent-atives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • Lawmakers tackle range of legislation in House

    With January behind us, the General Assembly is finding the quick pace that defined the legislative session’s opening days is now settling into a more measured routine.

    The first few weeks, of course, were dominated by two main actions: Gov. Steve Beshear’s speeches on the state of the Commonwealth and his budget proposal; and redistricting, which the House and Senate undertake each decade to reflect population changes in their districts and those of the Kentucky Supreme Court and our congressional delegation.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Feb. 1, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 1

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Thursday, Feb. 2

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Are you a cracked pot?

    A water bearer in India had two large pots, both hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

    For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house.

  • Take steps to control bugs, insects with year’s mild winter

    However blessed we have been with a mild winter, be prepared for some problems in the garden due to insects, diseases and fungi. 

    A normal freezing winter creates a hostile environment making it difficult for insect larvae, bacteria and various fungi to survive. It looks like this will not be the case this year. With temperatures in the 40s and 50s, we will not have a very good barrier against many pests this year. So it is time to make plans to combat this issue using all the tools we have available for this year and in the future.

  • 4-H camp dates set, offers employment opportunities

    The dates of 4-H Camp for Carroll County 4-Hers are July 3-6. This year’s four-day camp will be held at North Central 4-H Camp in Carlisle and is open to kids ages 9 to 14.

    Details are still being finalized, but if you have a 4-Her who is interested in camp, please add these camp dates to your calendar.

    More information about how to sign up to attend camp will be available in the coming months.

    Employment opportunities