Today's News

  • Meeting offers ways to prevent falls from getting people down

    Do you have an elderly relative that you are fearful might someday fall and injure him or herself? Is this somebody you?
    Yes, the risk of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increases with age, but most adults are not falling because of age. Anyone can take a serious fall and be injured.
    Join us Thursday, Nov. 11 for a program, “Don’t Let Falls Get You Down” at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office. This is the Extension Homemakers November lesson, but all interested residents are invited to attend.

  • Lonnie offers recipe for grilled apricot chicken

    Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to move forward to the next holiday, Thanksgiving. While writing this column, I started thinking about that pumpkin and Cushaw squash on my front porch, oh, and my butternut squash that I haven’t cooked yet. If squash, such as zucchini and pumpkin makes really good bread, why not try some of the others that I have in these recipes. I will have to get back with you on that and let you know what happened with them, but I have to finish this column first. I am really excited about my next experiment!

  • Composting, mulching makes good use of yard waste

    Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy one. The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds. 
    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.
    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Rachel's Challenge
  • Meeting set to prepare for prom lock-in party

    There will be a meeting Nov. 4 for parents of juniors and seniors and anyone else willing to help with a prom lock-in at Carroll County High School this school year.
    The meeting will be held in the high school media center at 5:30 p.m.
    Organizers say they need extra hands to help set up, clean up, tear down, serve the students and handle other duties during the night or donate food, such as chips, drinks, cookies and brownies.

  • Carroll County Middle School Honor Roll

    Carroll County Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks. Students making the honor roll are listed below:

    ALL ‘A’S

  • Panthers close regular season with 52-20 rumble at Dayton

    Carroll County overcame a few obstacles en route to a 52-20 blowout win over Dayton for a road win Friday.

    While the final score might indicate an easy game it wasn’t a case of the Panthers totally annihilating their hosts on both ends of the field. Carroll County made some mistakes that Head Coach Mike Weedman and his staff will be looking to correct before the Panthers enter post-season play this Friday.

  • School district improvement plan available for comments November 8

    The Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, used to guide the district in its efforts to continue improvement at the county’s schools, will be available at the Carroll County Board of Education Central Office, 813 Hawkins St. in Carrollton, Nov. 8-17 for anyone to observe and make comments.
    The plan will be available on-line at www.carroll.kyschools.us during that time as well, according to Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams. Those without Internet access may use the computers at the Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St., in Carrollton.

  • Fall event is Saturday at Mt. Hermon

    Mt. Hermon Baptist Church will be holding a Fall Festival, Nov. 7, 2010, at 2 p.m.  at Kings Ridge Road, Hwy, 1226, in Bedford. Come join them for  hay rides, hotdogs and marshmallow roasts, with inflatables and games for the children.

  • The Almighty’s ways are beyond finding out but faith and moral order guards us on the journey

    As you read this article today, I know you have more important things to think about than beetles, but have you ever wondered why there are so many different species of beetles?  There are a lot of them, and the why of it has enthralled biologists for years.  You might even say it has “bugged” them.