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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Sept. 12, 2012

    Wednesday, Sept. 12

    Carrollton Rotary Club holds its annual golf scramble at the course at General Butler State Resort Park. The club will not hold its regular noon meeting.

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

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

  • Carroll County Public Library - Sept. 12, 2012

    Wednesday, Sept. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Wednesday  @ 1, Ann Farnsley, 1 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; music makers, 18 months and up; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday,  Sept. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Sept. 29 event is more than a walk; funds help program match a child with a mentor

    Sept. 29 is the date for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton Walk-a-Thon. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the county park and walk for as long or as little as inspiration will carry us.

    Of course, the core of a “walk” is walkers, and we certainly seek those. Envelopes are available at the Big Brothers Big sisters office at First Baptist Church. Please consider joining us for the fund raising event.

    What, you ask, is the money for?

  • McManis promoted in NC Air National Guard

    Colonel Brent McManis was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 145th Combat Operations Group of the North Carolina Air National Guard, on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Col. McManis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken McManis, formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky.; the grandson of the late Mrs. Erby McManis Bryant; and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watkins of Carrollton.

  • School ‘PEEL’ groups break down barriers to learning

    When students miss school, it affects their grades, and when their grades fall, it affects their behavior,” said Larry Curell, chief operations officer and director of pupil personnel for Carroll County Schools. “Eventually, we have students at risk of dropping out of school unless something is done to intervene.”

  • Band of Gold spreads the “Joy”

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold performed their new routine, “Joy” in front of the Panther Field home crowd Friday night during halftime of the football team’s game against Kentucky Country Day.

  • Student of the week: Heather Crouch

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “The people are nice and they work well with others.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because I like doing math.”

    What was the last book you read?

    “Zombie Zone”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “ ‘Twilight’ is my favorite.”

  • 2012 Mighty Mite, Pee Wee, Junior football schedule (remaining games)

    Sept. 15

    9:30 a.m. Carroll County vs. Crestwood (MM)

    11:30 a.m. Buccaneers vs. Yellow Jackets (JR)

    3:30 p.m. Falcons vs. Yellow Jackets (PW)

     

    Sept. 22

    11 a.m. Carroll County vs. Buckner (MM)

    1:30 p.m. Bears vs. Yellow Jackets (JR)

    3:30 p.m. Yellow Jackets vs. Raiders (PW)

     

    Sept. 29

    11 a.m. La Grange vs. Carroll County (MM)

    12:30 p.m. Yellow Jackets vs. Packers (PW)

  • Roasting chicken brings back fond memories

    The whole reason I started cooking was my mother. She was a self-taught, brilliant cook who could effortlessly whip up any recipe with just a glance.

    After years of eating and enjoying her food, I decided that I would give up these silly dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon and pursue a career in the hospitality industry.

    I started out washing dishes at The Tasteful Chef in Ghent when I was 14 as a part-time job after school. I thought it was ironic that my first job cooking didn’t involve any actual cooking, but I figured everyone had to start somewhere.

  • Hill receives military commendation

    Lance Corporal Seth E. Hill, a Carrollton native, has received the Navy and Marine  Corps Achievement Medal for professional achievement in the superior performance while serving as a specialized search dog handler, Military Working Dog Platoon, I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Hill served in the unit from Dec. 1, 2011, to June 20.