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Today's News

  • E-waste contains toxic, hazardous materials

    Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is a rapidly growing portion of the household solid waste stream. Common examples of e-waste are computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, VCRs and video game systems.

    According to Electronics TakeBack Coalition, computers are replaced every 3-4 years, TVs are replaced every 5-7 years, and cell phones are replaced more frequently. At these high replacement rates, more than 3.4 million tons were generated in 2012, with only 29.2 percent being recycled.

  • Retirement leaves AG office less equipped to deal with open meetings, open records

    Editor’s note: The article referenced in this column, “Kentucky’s Open Records Law: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Open Government,” is on page 3.

    Amye Bensenhaver likes to talk. There’s no denying that. She’s talks fast, too, like she’s afraid she won’t be able to give you all the information she has before the next question comes. And Amye has a lot of information.

    That is, of course, why I called her.

  • Rand reflects on how Kentuckians were involved in the 9/11 tragedy

    On Sunday morning, our nation will pause to remember and reflect upon the tragedy known primarily by its date: 9/11.

    Those of us old enough to remember that Tuesday in 2001 will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.  It had the same impact as such other pivotal moments in history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.

  • Volunteers needed for Ohio River clean up Sept. 27-Oct. 1

    An exciting opportunity that involves the Ohio River is coming to Carrollton at the end of this month! Living Lands & Waters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked with more than 97,000 volunteers to remove 8.7 million pounds of marine debris from America’s rivers. LL&W operates a one-of-a-kind fleet of barges including five barges, two towboats, five workboats, a crane, an excavator, and two skid loaders.

  • USDA announces the availability of additional farm loan funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini Sept. 2, announced that additional funding will be made available to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans. The funds, which were reprogrammed by FSA with the approval of Congress, will leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation loans and will allow the agency to address up to 30 percent of its projected shortfall of funds until the next federal fiscal year resumes on Oct. 1.

  • Fall Homecoming festivities kick off next week

    Fall Homecoming is here, and the festivities kick off next week. A combination of sports and homecoming traditions cover every day of the week, starting Sept. 12.

    “Homecoming is about the whole week and the whole school district,” said coordinator Mollie Shirley, who teaches at Carroll County High School. “The week is packed with sporting events, a parade, the powderpuff football tournament, the bonfire and a new tradition: a tug of war tournament.”

    On Monday, Sept. 12, the boys varsity golf team will play at Gallatin County at 6 p.m.

  • JCTC Q&A: Mark Hartless

    Name: Mark Hartless

    Major: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Electronics Technology at JCTC. Degree Completed May 2016.  Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management @ Indiana State University

    Hobbies: Playing music, taekwondo, computer gaming

    Actor that should portray me: Rowan Atkinson. Not much of a looker but seriously funny.

    What I want to be when I grow up: A professional rock musician would be nice. Realistically, a manager or teacher.

  • School Menu | Sept. 8, 2016, 2016

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

    Thursday, Sept. 8: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita for lunch along with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana.

  • CCHS FCA hosts clothing drive

    Carroll County High School FCA is hosting a clothing drive. Any type or size of clothing will be donated to those in need. Drop off donations at the CCHS front office. Donations will be distributed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Family Worship Center.Carroll County High School FCA is hosting a clothing drive. Any type or size of clothing will be donated to those in need. Drop off donations at the CCHS front office. Donations will be distributed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Family Worship Center.

  • Panthers unable to defend All ‘A’ title, lose to Walton-Verona, 3-1

    Looking to defend its 8th Region All ‘A’ title, the Panthers soccer team suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Walton-Verona Thursday. Carroll County defeated Walton-Verona, 4-3, in last year’s championship game–the Panthers’ first win over the Bearcats since 2007–but could not make it two in a row.

    Walton-Verona defeated Gallatin County, 3-0, in the championship game Saturday at Owen County High School.