Today's News

  • Carroll County Senior Center - March 21, 2012

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


    Wednesday, March 21: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 22: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 23: Lunch at Golden Corral, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 26: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 27: Sweet tooth bingo with the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, March 28: Long term care presentation with Casey Turcott, 10:30 a.m.

  • Weekend clinics teach traditional rifle marksmanship skills, history

    Families and individuals who want to learn traditional rifle marksmanship skills, safety and history in a fun, safe setting will want to register for an upcoming Project Appleseed clinic, available March through November in locations throughout Kentucky.

    The clinic will be offered at Three Rivers Shooting Sports, 3041 Hwy. 55, on the following dates: April 28-29, July 21-22 and Aug. 25-26. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., and the course begins at 9 a.m.

  • Rice recipe adds taste of mango, papaya to dish

    My husband loves rice.  Through the almost 40 years that we have been together, he has not missed telling his beloved rice story every time I make rice.

    When he was a boy in South Dakota, his parents would go to town (they lived on a farm) and leave Bob behind with his grandfather. The story goes like this: “I like rice, my Grandpa liked rice and when my parents went to town, he would fix himself some rice in a copper bottom pan, just like the one we have and never offer me any of it. He would eat it right out of the pan. I like rice.”

  • Religion briefs - March 21, 2012

    Church to show movie “Courageous” March 25

    Calvary Full Gospel Church, will be showing “Courageous,” a free movie, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at the Westside Fire Department, 680 Carlisle St. in Prestonville. Refreshments will be served.

    Wesleyan Church hosts Infinite Realm concert

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street in Carrollton, will host a concert by The Infinite Realm at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 25.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 21, 2012

    Wednesday, March 21

    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.

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

    Thursday, March 22

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Look to the Lord for strength, inspiration

    “House, Albert!  House, Albert!  House, Albert!”  If you spend much time in our home, there is a decent chance that you will hear these words spoken with great enthusiasm.

    They come from the mouth of our two-year-old daughter Adeline who is becoming more and more effective in verbalizing her feelings and desires. At this point, there is not much that she wants that she cannot figure out a way to communicate with both passion and persuasion. As a pastor and preacher, I would be wise to mimic her technique.  

  • Pre-planning important in case of emergencies

    It is difficult to be completely prepared for some of the severe weather in Kentucky, especially the recent tornado outbreak.  However, advanced planning can help ensure your loved ones and your property will be as safe as possible if disaster strikes.

    The same concept of preparation applies to woodland owners managing their property after storm damage.

    Kentucky woodland owners should learn about safety in storm-damaged woods, storm timber assessment, types of damage and locations that can affect salvage intensity and timing.

  • Ag commissioner says help available for Kentucky farmers

    I was heartbroken to hear of the loss of life and property from the storms that ripped through parts of Kentucky on March 2. To those of you who were affected, my family and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Many of you lost your homes, your businesses, your vehicles, and other property in the storms. You are frustrated, and you just want to get back to some sense of normalcy. Neither I nor anyone else can make the pain of loss go away. But there are sources of aid to help you in this difficult time.

  • Let the consumer beware in tough economic times

    Today at 3 p.m., Linda Brown-Price, Kenton county family and consumer sciences agent, teaches a special program, “Let the Consumer Beware!” at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Con-sumer fraud, an age-old problem, has become more sophisticated with the expansion of the internet and direct-marketing techniques.

  • Fiscal court should fund 4-H position on ‘stop-gap’ basis

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of the county’s youth as they consider a request to provide “stop-gap funding” for the Extension service 4-H position.

    The Extension agent position for the county’s 4-H program has been open since Mandy Parker left in 2009. She built an excellent program that involved our youth in healthy, life-enriching programs, some of which continue today because of the dedication of volunteers.