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Today's News

  • Support 4-H, Kentucky Proud through Ag Tag

    Kentucky residents with a Kentucky farm license plate have the option of donating $10 per plate to the Kentucky Ag Tag program.

    The Ag Tag program created by former Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer is entering its sixth year. The $10 donation is split three ways with the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, Kentucky FFA Foundation and the Kentucky Proud program each receiving a third of the proceeds.

    In the five years the program has existed, farm license plate donations have generated nearly $700,000 each for Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.

  • Carroll Co. Special Olympics competed at 2017 Winter Games Jan. 29-31

    Carroll County Special Olympics recently attended Winter Games sponsored by Special Olympics of Kentucky. The event was held Jan. 29-31, at Perfect North Slopes, in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

    Here are the results:

    Michelle Barnes: 25m snowshoe First place, Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe First place, Gold Medal

    Rhonda Burns: 25m snowshoe, First place Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe, First place, Gold Medal

    Thomas Granger: 50m snowshoe, First place, Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe, Second place, Silver Medal

  • White bass spawning runs just around the corner

    February days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.

    Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.

    The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.

  • Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

    By AREK SARKISSIAN

    USA TODAY Network

    The Baltimore Gazette had its share of scoops leading up to the 2016 presidential election. But one stands out: Every presidential race since John F. Kennedy’s election was rigged.

    That blockbuster story spread quickly across social media, with readers praising the Gazette for having the guts to report “the truth.”

  • Lawmakers approve flurry of bills as end of legislative session looms

    By DANIEL DESROCHERS

    and JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky legislators approved a flurry of bills Tuesday, March 14, as this year’s law-making session nears its end.

    Tuesday marked the 27th day of the 30-day legislative session. Lawmakers are to meet again Wednesday to consider bills and then are scheduled to wrap up the session March 29 and 30, when they will consider any vetoes issued by Gov. Matt Bevin.

    Here are some of the key bills that won approval Tuesday:

    Campaign finance

  • Lady Panthers lose opener; Oldham bats too much

    On a cool and breezy Friday night, Carroll County opened its 2017 softball season with a 19-7 loss to visiting Oldham County.

    Oldham’s Payton Hamm opened the top of the first with a single. A stolen base and a double by Taylor Sheller gave Oldham a 1-0 lead. With two outs Haley Springer doubled to up the lead to 2-0. An error by Allie Beach allowed a third run to score before a ground out ended the inning.

  • Panthers drop opener to Shelby
  • CCHS track alums come back home to coach growing team

    The Carroll County track team has new but familiar faces on the coaching staff, as former Panther track athletes D’Anthony Collins and Lauren Holloway have taken over the coaching duties.

    Each team currently has six members. Holloway said she has been visiting students during lunch waves trying to recruit more athletes for the teams.

    The girls’ team is primarily made up of sprinters. Collins said at this time no one would be running a distance longer than 400 meters.

  • Kentucky poultry producers: Be aware of H7 virus

     Recently a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, H7, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected, however, all poultry producers should take precautions and stay aware.

    The H7 virus is a North American strain that is of wild lineage, meaning waterfowl could be a source of it. Since this is the season for waterfowl to migrate north in the Mississippi flyway, there will be an increased presence of migratory ducks and geese in Kentucky.

  • Brain Power 101

    March 13 – 19 is Brain Awareness Week. So, let’s think about your brain. The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all bodily functions, all organs, thoughts, emotions, memory and ability to be self-aware.  Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some of its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even more if you do not take care of it.

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is important to stay physically active, to adopt a brain-healthy diet, and to remain socially active and mentally alert.