Today's News

  • Community Calendar | Feb. 11, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Feb. 12

    Carrollton Police Department and Kroger hosts Operation Valentine from 3-7 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot. Help share the love by supporting the Food Pantry of Carroll County with food donations.

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Earl Floyd Ford hosts a water collection drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Water and donations collected will benefit the residents in Flint, Mich.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • More students needed in Head Start, preschool

    “The early bird catches the worm” is an old saying that is as true for learning as it is for life in general. For example, children who participate in early learning opportunities at the Carroll County Child Development Center are six times more likely to be prepared for kindergarten than are their peers who do not attend and who come from similar socio-economic backgrounds. The data shows that children are more likely to be successful in school when they start early.

  • School Menu | Feb. 11, 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, Feb. 11: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Pizza crunchers, garden salad, steamed peas, grapes or pineapple tidbits.

  • Fat plays multiple roles in beef cattle production

    Is fat a bad word?  Not necessarily.  Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy.

    If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, their body will store the excess calories as fat—like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in late winter).  Fat imparts flavor to food (like a T-bone steak) but it also adds calories.  Managing fat can be a delicate issue in the cattle business.

  • New dietary guidelines emphasize a lifetime of healthy eating

    The new dietary guidelines were released in January and encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices throughout our lives to minimize our risks of becoming overweight or obese or developing a chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes. These conditions are often linked to poor diets and physical inactivity.

  • 4-H Horse Club meets Feb. 23

    Carroll County is so fortunate to have two sets of horse clubs.

    One horse club, under the leadership of Marla Bickers and Danielle Hickey, has been very productive and has really put Carroll County on the map in the world of horse competition. Their members (Kassandra Hickey, Mallary Bickers, Cassidy Buchanan and Shelby Ackerman) are very competitive and always bring home many champion ribbons. 

  • Carroll competes at Winter Games

    The Special Olympics Winter Games were held Jan. 24-26 at Perfect North, Lawrenceburg, Ind. The following were winners at the games:

    Michelle Barnes: Fourth- snowshoe 100 meters; Gold- snowshoe 50 meters.

    Thomas Granger: Bronze- 100 meter snowshoe; Bronze- 50 meter snowshoe.

    Evie Kyle: Silver- in 50 meter snowshoe and Silver- in 25 meter snowshoe.

    Sebastian Kyle: Fourth- in 50 meter snowshoe and Gold- in 25 meter snowshoe.

  • CCS board members recognized

    Carroll County School Superintendent Bill Hogan recognized the Board of Education members at the Jan. 28, meeting with a certificate of appreciation.

    January was school board recognition month.

    “You do great things for our kids. Don’t ever forget that,” he told the board.

  • Living the dream: Carroll native Clifton pens first novel

    Carroll County native Dennis Clifton has published his first novel, “I Took Soul to Church Today” and will be offering presentations about the book at the Carroll County Public Library Feb. 13, and Mar. 12, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Fundraising for Relay one quarter at a time