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Today's News

  • Lawmakers stay busy as session winds down

    Even as many schools closed across the commonwealth due to snow last week, Frankfort shrugged off the white stuff and continued with our work. After this week, only a few days remain of the 2013 Session.

    Kentucky has in place a process for improvement for struggling schools. When the state Department of Education cites a school for being persistently low-achieving, there are several options the school board can choose from such as restaffing, allowing an outside management company to lead a turnaround effort, or even closing.

  • Penalties for driving under the influence not worth the risk

    As summer draws near and warmer weather begins to make its appearance, spring fever is beginning to set in. It will not be long before people are going to ballgames, enjoying our parks, boating on the river or hitting 18 holes of golf.

    Summer is a lot of fun, but for some it can also be dangerous. We all like to have a good time, and some like to drink a beer or a cocktail to enhance their summertime experiences. If you choose to enjoy your summertime this way, please do so responsibly.

  • Application of nitrogen helps spring lawns begin to green up

    At the first sign of green grass in the spring, it is tempting to dust off the fertilizer spreader to apply nitrogen to the lawn.  If you applied nitrogen late last fall or winter there is no need to apply nitrogen this spring because the lawn already should be starting to green up.

    Applying nitrogen now also will make grass less heat and drought tolerant and cause more problems with weeds and diseases.  Weeds compete with grass for moisture and nutrients.

  • Foot care, shoes to be discussed by diabetes support group

    Do you have diabetes or a friend or family member with the disease? A special group, the It’s About You Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Thurs-day of the month at the Carroll County Exten-sion office for people like you.

    The next meeting is this Thursday, March 14, a program on the care of the feet and shoe selection.

    Ruth Kingkade, RN, a certified diabetes educator with Three Rivers District Health Department, will discuss the importance of proper care of the feet. Chuck Webster, owner of Webster Drugs, will discuss proper shoe selection.

  • Carroll County Schools Lunch Menu | March 13, 2013

    March 14: BBQ on bun, potato wedges, kale, orange, baked apples and milk; breakfast: sausage biscuit and gravy.

    March 15: Fish, or shrimp poppers, stewed tomatoes, pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, apple, fruit cocktail and milk; breakfast: breakfast pizza.

    March 18: Hot dog or meatball sub on bun, potato wedges, baked beans, apple, pears, cookie and milk; breakfast: bacon egg.

    March 19: Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Alfredo, veggies, garden salad, breadsticks, banana, pineapple tidbits and milk; breakfast: pancakes on a stick.

  • CCHS hosts spring registration, progress report conferences

    Carroll County High School will host Parent-Teacher-Student spring registration and progress report card conferences from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Carroll County High School. Parents are invited to attend these 15-minute conferences any time between 3-6 p.m. in the cafeteria.

    The following will occur during these 15-minute sessions:

    • Receive a copy of their child’s fourth nine-week progress report card

    • Approve their child’s requested courses for the 2013-2014 school year

  • Hunters education class offered March 15-16

    A free Kentucky Hunters Education class will be taught Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at the Carroll County Extension Building located at 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton. This is a ten hour course covering hunter ethics, firearms safety, first aid, survival wildlife identification and more. The class will run for three hours on Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. and seven hours on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.  For additional information contact Tom Dapron  (502) 732-5120.

  • Spring Fever: Track and field excited for outdoor season

    The Carroll County track and field team is strong. Literally.

    Head coach Joe Creager said his team’s strengths this year will lie in the field events: jumping and throwing. The team also boasts a large number of juniors and seniors – four seniors and five juniors for the girls and three seniors and nine juniors for the boys. Unfortunately, not all of them have track and field experience.

  • Two killed in Henry Co. crash

    Two people have been killed in a single vehicle crash in Henry County, including one from Carroll County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call on the crash at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle, driven by Jeremy Talbott, 35, of Eminence, was traveling east on Hwy. 146 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. Both Talbott and a passenger in the vehicle, Amy Perkins, 32, of Sanders, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County Coroner. 

  • Locust Bridge detour