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Today's News

  • Adkisson, Silvert say right-to-work legislation will create more, better jobs

    By KEITH LAWRENCE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation Saturday making Kentucky the 27th right-to-work state.

    That essentially means that workers at a company that has a contract with a labor union can’t be forced to pay union dues.

    Republicans and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce pushed the legislation as a way to create more jobs.

    Labor leaders call it “right to work for less” legislation.

    Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan called the legislation “shameful.”

  • Kamphouse named to Dean’s List at Bob Jones University

    Jessica Kamphouse, a freshman creative writing major from Carrollton, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List.

    The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

    Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ.

  • Yeager named Dist. 6 Chief District Engineer

    Bob Yeager was named Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 office in Covington Dec. 21. Since October, Yeager has served in the acting CDE capacity after the retirement of former CDE Rob Hans.

  • Yeager named Dist. 6 Chief District Engineer

    Bob Yeager was named Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 office in Covington Dec. 21. Since October, Yeager has served in the acting CDE capacity after the retirement of former CDE Rob Hans.

  • Extension offers winter tips, weather information

    Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time. Here are some tips to help you prepare and make your wintertime travels safer.

    It is always helpful to have the following in your car in case of an emergency:

    • A cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries.

    • Jumper cables.

  • Herbst provides information about Johne’s disease

    Johne’s (pronounced Yo-knees) disease is a chronic disease of severe, watery diarrhea, and weight loss in adult cattle caused by a bacterium. These bacteria are very hardy due to a protective cell wall that can withstand harsh conditions and allows survival for long periods in the environment. Once the bacteria gain entry into an animal, the organism lives permanently within the cells of the large intestine where it multiplies and is then “shed” in the feces in large numbers.

  • Carroll County going ‘All in for Algebra’

    Crystal Trimble’s 1st-grade classroom at Kathryn Winn Primary School could be in any small school district in Kentucky. Colorful, circular tables fill the room. A row of desktop computers are lined up in front of windows that look onto the school’s playground. An abacus and other math manipulatives sit within easy reach.

    Yet, something is happening in Trimble’s classroom that is not happening in other classrooms throughout the state.

  • School Menu | Jan. 5, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Jan. 5: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken patty on bun with baked beans, smiley fries and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer, spicy or regular chicken filet on bun along with baked beans, smiley fries and banana.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 5, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board meets at noon at downtown Subway.

    Carrollton City Council holds a special meeting at 1 p.m. at city hall.

    Monday, Jan. 16

    The Carroll County Food Pantry will conduct its annual meeting at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.

    Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • A lesson from the pagans

    Because we’ve heard the story of the Magi many times, we’re familiar with the gifts they left for the child Jesus. We may not appreciate the gift they left for us.