Today's News

  • 4-H program almost ready to start at schools in county

    It won’t be long until 4-H will be taught at Cartmell Elementary and in afterschool programs at Kathryn Winn Primary and the Carroll County Middle School. Many lessons will be taught during the school day, but remember 4-H can go beyond the classroom.

  • Tent to feature Extension, 4-H and other local groups

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a tent at the 2013 Tobacco Festival in Carrollton, Oct. 3-5.

    In this year’s tent, we will spotlight each area of the Cooperative Extension Service through demonstrations and informational sessions. 

    On Thursday night, Oct. 3, we will provide an introduction of the Extension Service, explaining our role in the community and highlighting what the rest of the weekend will bring.  A schedule of our events will be posted throughout the festival.

  • SHIP to aid residents with making open enrollment Medicare plan selections

    Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is right around the corner. 

    Each person or someone they care about who has Medicare, should mark their calendars. 

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

    This is your opportunity to review all Medicare choices and make sure each person has a plan that is right for them for 2014. 

    The SHIP Program will be providing comparison assistance free of charge.  SHIP is a non-profit organization and does not sell insurance. 

  • Diabetes support group to learn about body language

    At the Thursday, Oct. 10, meeting of the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group, the program will be “Your Body Language is Telling.”

    The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exten-sion office.

    Body language can support or clarify what you are saying verbally, or it can negate or lessen a verbal message. We invite residents with diabetes or others interested to attend this monthly meeting. A light sampling a food with lower carbohydrates, fat or sugar will be provided. 

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  • Construction crews prep for widening of Hwy. 227

    Utility work is finishing up this week in preparation for the widening of Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    Crews from Walter Martin Excavating of Russell Springs, Ky., began moving the 10-inch water line – located between the main entrance to Carroll County High School and the entrance behind the Panther Field bleachers – over about 12 feet. Operator Jason Moles said the old water line will be re-circulated and merged with the new line, which services the high school and other surrounding offices. He expected the project to be complete by the end of the week.

  • Carroll golf teams finish season in Regional Tourney

    The Panthers golf team traveled to Boone Links in Boone County Monday, while the Lady Panthers headed just up the road to Eagle Creek in Gallatin County Tuesday to compete in the Regional Tournament.

    The boys competed against 16 schools on a course that was about 600 yards longer than Fairway Golf Course – about 6,700 yards compared to 6,100 – head coach Josh Mefford said. “They did really well,” he said, noting the boys also played from the pro or championship tees.

  • Riley leaves tourism post to work at funeral home

    After six years, Rhonda Riley has announced her decision to resign as executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism.

    Riley said she plans to stay on full time until Oct. 31, then help out two to three days a week until the end of the year to help ease the transition once her replacement is hired.

    She said she and her husband, Rob Riley, director of the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, have talked about her joining the business as an employee for about a year.

  • State names new manager at General Butler

    Kentucky State Parks has named a new manager for General Butler State Resort Park, but some residents want officials to reinstate Misty Wheeler in the job she held much of 2013.

    Dave Jordan, former manager of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, assumed the top job at General Butler park Oct. 1.

    But after the apparent removal of Wheeler as park manager last Monday, a petition began circulating in local businesses and among local residents protesting Wheeler’s dismissal as park manager and calls on Gov. Steve Beshear to put her back to work.

  • Working budget includes CCMS construction, raises

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project caused the Carroll County Schools’ 2013-2014 working budget to be a little higher than normal, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad explained Thursday, Sept. 26, to the Board of Education.

  • Courts completed