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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library - Jan. 30, 2013

    Carroll County Public Library -  Call the library (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 31:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 1:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Friday crafts,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday,  Feb. 2:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Feb. 4:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; belly dance for fitness, 5:15 p.m.

  • Wellness Kickoff
  • CHS Class of 1963 reunion is Oct. 5

    Carrollton High School’s Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50-year class reunion  Oct. 5.

    Class members are trying to contact all teachers, coaches and administrators from the years of 1960-63 and their 1963 classmates.

    If you know the contact information for any of these people, contact Mike Lewis, (502) 347-5494; Bill Banks, at
    bill.and.linda@earthlink.net;or Mary Sue Wilson,
    susieq45_kentuckyk@hotmail.comor (859) 485-7210.

  • Disabled? Turning 65 this year? Apply for Homestead Exemption

    Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator Rob Robertson announced that the Homestead Exemption on real estate for the 2013-14 exemption represents a $2,000 increase over the 2011-12 exemption.

    This means that eligible property owners will not pay taxes on the first $36,000 of their assessment.

    Carroll County tax rates for 2013 haven’t been set, so an exact amount of savings to persons receiving the exemption cannot be determined.

  • Grant helps put finishing touch on Worthville’s park

    Work is complete on the installation of the new play surface in Worthville City Park, funded with the help of a 2012 Waste Tire Crumb Rubber grant.

    Worthville received the $8,105 grant – 75 percent of the $12,680 project – from the Kentucky Energy and Enviroment Cabinet to pay for the project, which was intended to provide a protective, safe surface for its municipal park playground.

    The city is providing a 25 percent match of $4,575 in the form of cash and volunteer in-kind services.

  • Disaster supply kit essential to any ‘Shelter in Place’ plan

    This is Part 2 of a series that started in the Jan. 23 issue.

    “Shelter in Place” is a safety procedure designed to help protect you and your family during a serious airborne hazardous-materials emergency. It means taking shelter inside your home until the danger has passed.

  • FSA offers registration for 2013 Farm Bill programs

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Com-modity Credit Corpor-ation commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013.  FSA administers these programs.  

  • 4-Hers, adults join in program on curing country hams

    I have said it more than once and I am going to say it again.  Carroll County is the greatest county on earth. There is not one project that 4-H has that there is not a true “expert” in Carroll County.

    One of the projects in 4-H animal science is the process of curing country hams. When I came to Carroll County curing country ham was a project I wanted for the youth.  Jim and Bob Froman gave of their time to talk with the members about the process and history of curing country hams.

  • Energy saving tips create savings for winter months

    It’s winter in Kentucky. This is a great time of year to turn up the heat and snuggle down by a warm fire in the fireplace, watch television or read a book. But, this can be costly.

    Heat-ing and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of the energy usage in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.

    It is no secret that energy usage often peaks in the winter with the use of more lighting and heat. Here are a few ways to offset excessive energy usage and electric or gas bills.

    Tips for saving energy

  • Reading 20 minutes a night is a great family investment

    In January, people often resolve to improve their lives by getting in shape, saving money or going back to school.

    Many people set goals to help their children do better in school. The Carroll County School District would like to suggest that a great resolution for anytime is to pledge 20 minutes every night to reading. Turn off the screens, sit down with your children and read together.