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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Kirsten “Kenzie” Nelson

     What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is math. I love math because I get to learn about adding and subtracting.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is history. I love to learn about the world’s history.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “I’m reading ‘Ghost Girl’ right now.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Five local students make UK 2012 fall Dean’s List

     Five students from Carroll County were among 5,870 named to the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. 

  • County schools participate in P20 Learning Lab project

     Representatives from the Carroll County School District attended a Feb. 8 news conference in Frankfort where -University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced that the National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the UK College of Education. 

    The center has funding from two of the country’s leading foundations — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

  • Cost Share program accepting applications

    The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner year-round. As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • 155 fourth- and fifth-graders advance to county’s speech, demonstration competition

    What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.

    You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well. 

    I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper. 

  • Angus Association registers Luckhardt Farm cow in report

    Luckhardt Farm in Ghent, Ky., has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having one registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Before applying as fertilizer, have manure tested for nutrients

    Properly using manure as a fertilizer can be economically and environmentally beneficial. 

    How-ever, nutrients in manure vary widely, and therefore it is important to have your manure tested before application.

    Testing allows for accuracy in nutrient management specific to your crop needs, and it minimizes water contamination caused by nutrient run-off or leaching.

  • Bring lunch, learn about versatile bamboo Feb. 26

    When you think of bamboo, do you think of the little bamboo plants for sale in Chinese restaurants? Some of us of a certain age also may remember using bamboo fishing rods at the lake.

    Bam-boo has moved to a higher level today; it is used in many different items for your home and clothing, and is our topic for the “Lunch ’n Learn” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 20, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    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 4:15 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Feb. 21

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

  • Church News | Feb. 20, 2013

    Revival services set at Relevant Church

    Relevant Church will hold revival services with the Rev. Norman Parsley of Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7 p.m. March 1-2 and at 11 a.m. March 3. Relevant Church is located at 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

    Harris to minister at Second Baptist