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Today's News

  • Pastor, CFD prevent fire at local church

    An electrical short caused a smoldering fire at Relevant Church in Carrollton Saturday night, according to Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews of the Carrollton Fire Department.

    Carroll County dispatch received a report of smoke at the church at 8:55 p.m.; CFD arrived on scene at 8:59 p.m.

    Dews said Pastor Rusty Bennett noticed the smoke when he was changing an exterior entrance light. Dews said when the fire department arrived on scene, there was smoke coming out from the back side of the building.

  • Special pricing offer for locals brings tickets to $10, $20

    Ticket prices as low as $10 and a new downtown racing festival are set for Carroll County residents as a week of racing comes to Kentucky Speedway, bringing its first Sprint Cup race next month.

    Kentucky Speedway officials invited local industry, business and elected leaders to the track June 1 to announce special ticket prices for Carroll County residents to attend Thursday and Friday races.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - June 1, 2011

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

    Wednesday, June 1: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; fruit facts: watermelon, 11:45 a.m.
    Thursday, June 2: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.
    Friday, June 3: Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Movie day, 9:45 a.m.
    Monday, June 6: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; corn hole, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - June 1, 2011

    Wednesday, June 1: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; creative Wednesdays (teens welcome), 10 a.m. until noon.

    Thursday, June 2: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; summer reading program kick-off and scholastic book fair, all day.

    Friday, June 3: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; meet Clifford (Carrollton Main Street First Friday), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Saturday, June 4: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, June 6: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; young writer’s connection, 5:30 p.m.; the writer’s connection, 6:30 p.m.

  • Memories stir up new upside-down cake recipe

    Do you ever let your mind wander back to earlier times — reminiscing about your past and how far you have come? 

    The other day, Bob mentioned he will be retired 10 years in August. It is hard to believe. We then started talking about all the things, good and bad, that have happened in those 10 years and how we got through it all.

  • McNamara, Vories to wed June 7

    Frances Osterhout of Wichita, Kan. and Patrick McNamara of Sanders, Ky.,  parents of Roxie Morgan McNamara, along with Jennifer Schulte, mother of Daniel Keith Vories of Ghent, Ky. would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their children.

    The bride-to-be, Roxie Morgan McNamara,  is a student at Northern Kentucky University  and the groom-elect, Daniel Vories, is a correctional officer at La Grange, Ky.

  • New jobs, revenue rise show economy growing

    It’s still early, but there are growing signs that the country’s economy is getting back on its feet and that Kentucky is poised to help lead the way.

  • Smith to conduct June 2 pasture walk

    The first in a series of four pasture walks hosted by the Eden Shale Grazing Network Initiative will take place June 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owenton.

    The grazing network, overseen by a committee of forage experts, is designed for participants who have an interest in managing their forages and pastures for improved profitability. The walks provide an opportunity to see how others manage their forages, pastures and livestock while providing a chance to critique and question the operator.

  • New food guide to be released Thursday

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will unveil a new food icon Thursday, June 2 that will serve as a reminder for consumers to make healthier food choices. 

    This new food icon will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand actions, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources will be available from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. There will be press coverage. So, it looks like today’s “MyPyramid” will be a thing of the past. 

  • Family Worship collects donations to assist in Joplin, Mo. disaster relief

    The Family Worship Center in Carrollton is spearheading a relief effort in support of those affected by the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo.

    Currently, many of the residents of Joplin are without electricity and water, so many of the items being sent (canned goods, boxed foods, etc.) are currently unusable.

    Those wishing to support the relief efforts may donate the following items:

    •Gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target or Walmart

    •Bottled water and protein bars