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Today's News

  • ‘Pippa’s Big Adventure’ – or, ‘How Fortune Smiled upon Us Both’

    I was reminded last week of just how inattentive I can be at times. Or, perhaps, I may just be such an airhead at times that it’s a wonder I get along as well as I do. 

    I am the first to tell the stories on myself … before someone else, I guess. I call this story “Pippa’s Big Adventure.”

    My friend Cindy had traveled from Marietta, Ohio, to Northern Kentucky for a medical procedure and I was to drive her back to Marietta. My 9-pound terrier-mix, Pippa, a rescue from Carroll County Animal Support, would be along for the ride.

  • All adults have a role in child’s upbringing

    The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never had so much meaning as it does in today’s society.

    The responsibility of raising a child is often shared with the larger, extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings. Neighbors and friends also can participate in a child’s upbringing.

    In fact, bringing caring adults into a child’s life is the secret to helping them grow into healthy, happy and responsible adults. And it isn’t really a secret at all.

  • Gilgal home burglarized; truck thefts reported

    A home on Gilgal Road was burglarized during the afternoon or early evening of Monday, Nov. 19.

    Angelus Saggus, 1715 Gilgal Road, called Carroll County Dispatch at 6:46 p.m. to report her home had been broken into. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable responded.

    Joseph Saggus, who also lives at the residence with his mother, reported that his room was ransacked. He said more than 100 narcotic pills, a necklace and other miscellaneous items were taken.

  • Group plans meet-and-greets for December

    Carroll County Animal Support will have a booth in the vendors tent at A Christmas Carroll this Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Additionally, several “meet and greets” are planned at the VF Outlet mall on Hwy. 227, during which adoptable pets will be available. Applications for adoption also will be available to anyone interested in giving one of the dogs or cats in foster care a permanent home.

    The meet-and-greets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, in the mall lobby. For more information, call (502) 732-6040.

  • Businesses present donations to CCAS

    Robin Caldwell Welch president of Carroll County Animal Support, received several checks from local businesses earlier this month.
    This year’s winner of the Rev Up Your Engines sales contest in October was Earl Floyd Ford. The contest, between the Ford dealership and Herb Kinman Chevrolet, donates $25 to CCAS for every vehicle sold during the month. 

  • Deadline nears for cost-share program

    It’s time to apply for the 2012 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program.

    Applications will be available at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton, on Thursday, Dec. 6. They must be completed and returned to my office by Dec. 20. We cannot accept applications before or after these dates.

    A Farm Serial Number is required for the application. I strongly recommend that applicants contact the Farm Service Agency at (502) 732-6931 to receive or confirm your FSN. Only the FSA can provide that information.

  • Tips for safe shopping during the holidays

    Unfortunately when looking forward to snapping up great deals on holiday specials, consumer fraud and theft never take a holiday. Each year, crime tends to increase throughout the nation as Christmas and Hanukkah approach. This is because people are more likely to be carrying large sums of cash or packages with expense gifts.

    An important part of being a smart consumer is knowing how to protect yourself from theft, no matter the date on the calendar. The National Crime Prevention Council provides these tips for shopping safely:

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Nov. 28, 2012

    Wednesday, Nov. 28

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge.

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Thursday, Nov. 29

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Nov. 30

  • Church news - Nov. 28, 2012

    Program celebrates Our Savior’s Nativity

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 Main St., Carrollton, will celebrate Our Savior’s Nativity from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Everyone is welcome to come and experience Bethlehem and see what it might have looked like the night of the Savior’s birth. Numerous nativity scenes also will be on display.

    Anyone who would like to display a nativity set may call Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

  • So what does an accident mean? Tragedy touches each family differently

    When I gave my heart to wisdom and to seek the task which has been done on the Earth — even though one should never sleep day or night — and I saw every work of God, I concluded that no one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, he will not discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot comprehend it.” Ecclesiastes 8:16-17