Today's News

  • Ashes and Valentines

    Planets are colliding as you read this. Beginning today, Wednesday, a 48-hour cycle will witness Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. Obviously, we cannot call this a seamless event. But they may be closer than we think. 

  • 2013 Homecoming Crowning
  • Many local residents step up for the February challenge

    Last week I gave you a February challenge — to select a few ways that you can improve your eating habits from a list of 25 ways that I had in my column.

    Several Carroll County residents have taken up the challenge and you can too.

    Read over the list from last week. Select some you wish to do to prove your health.

    Send me an e-mail with what you are doing or stop by the Extension office with what you plan to do.   I have a small gift for you. At the end of the challenge we’ll see how many took the challenge. 

  • Grasses over option for ground cover in rough winter months

    Many areas in pastures are susceptible to severe damage between late fall and early spring. High traffic areas such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers are often bare and muddy this time of year.

    To slow and reduce soil erosion, compaction, forage damage, and weed problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly.  It is also beneficial for animal health to reduce muddy areas.

    Both annual (Italian) and perennial ryegrass are good options when renovating these areas.

  • Parks and Rec baseball, softball sign-ups

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation 2013 youth baseball and softball registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Feb. 11-March 1 at the parks and recreation office on the third floor of the downtown county courthouse.
    Registration forms also may be mailed before deadline with payment to: Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main Street, Carrollton, KY 41008
    The following is a list of teams and fees:
    Blastball- Boys and Girls ages 3 & 4 (on April 30th, 2013) $15

  • McClellen named to dean’s list

    The University of Northwestern Ohio has named Cameron McClellen of Carrollton to the dean’s list for the November 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies.

    McClellen is majoring in Diesel Technology and Agriculture.

    He is the son of April McClellen and grandson of Donna Yocum and the late C.E. “Cookie” Yocum.

  • Carroll County Schools participate in Digital Learning Day

    Students and teachers in Carroll County Schools participated in the second annual Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6. The event “shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country,” (www.digitallearningday.org). During the day, a variety of technology tools and techniques were used to enhance student learning.

  • Student of the week: Bailey Mefford

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “I like science because right now we are learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and I think it is really interesting.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I like reading because I love getting into a good book. I like scary books because they are really interesting.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Report Card”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Boys beat Bellevue by 12 points Saturday

    The Panthers hit 54 percent from the field, including 42 percent from long range, in their 57-45 win over Bellevue Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought the team looked flat in the first half, due in part to playing a late game the night before and being out of routine on the weekend. But the boys pulled together and won the game as a unit, with all members who got playing time contributing.

  • Ladies smother North with ‘D’

    In the huddle before breaking for the start of the fourth quarter against North Oldham, Carroll head coach Paul Stone told his team, “Defense wins this game.”

    The girls must have listened.

    The Lady Panthers’ defense shutdown the Lady Mustangs late, allowing just six points in the fourth quarter, to win 54-40, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. This was the girls’ fourth win in five games.