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Today's News

  • Carroll County Library calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 30: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5:30; English as a Second Language, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 31: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 1: Anime Club, 1-3 p.m., ages 12 and older

    Tuesday, Nov. 4: Toddler time, 11 a.m.; GED, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 6: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; Cookbook Cookoff and Tasting Bee, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 7: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

  • Stricter oversight needed for insurance providers

    Editor:

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen.

    Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

    Christian Academy of Carrollton had a lot to celebrate Friday, Feb. 20, amidst friends, family, students, teachers and government officials.

    In the morning, the independent Christian school, located on Easterday Road (State Hwy. 36),  celebrated the completion of its new gymnasium – complete with a beautifully painted crumb-rubber floor. In the afternoon, the school celebrated its 20th anniversary with current students and alumni.

  • Community invited to discuss school renovation plans

    The community is invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Cartmell Elementary media center to discuss plans in the works to renovate and expand the school.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects in Lexington has been working with a committee made up of teachers, staff and administrators at the school to explore options for adding to the building. The architect group has worked with the board on several projects in the district, including security improvements at schools.

  • The arts meet history at Cartmell

    From the battles of Bryan Station and Blue Licks during the Revolutionary War to keeping the Underground Railroad on track prior to the Civil War, Kentucky has lots of heroes to celebrate.

    Students at Cartmell Elementary School last week learned about these points in the state’s and the country’s history through the arts, with the help from artist-in-residence Bob Ford.

    Last time Ford was in town, several years ago, he worked with the students several times throughout the year to help them write and produce a play about local history.

  • Young TCHS tennis teams determined to succeed

    The Trimble County High School boys and girls tennis teams plan to stop at nothing to bring home success in the 2009 season.

    Along with losing two players to last year’s graduation, the teams have started this season with some unaccustomed indoor practice. The previously used courts, located at the Trimble County Park, were dismantled two months ago, yet construction of new courts at the park has not been completed.

    Despite the changes, however, coaches of the Raiders clubs have high hopes for a winning season.

  • Unstable economy fails to stimulate relationships

    Some say stress and arguments about finances could be the cause of most divorces in the United States.

    But what about those of us who are not presently being held in the institution that is marriage? Sure, it’s great that we have no one spending our hard earned cash frivolously; but can the current economy be at least somewhat responsible for keeping us single?

  • Sales tax on liquor affects too few

    Editor:

    The following letter was sent to our state leaders and representatives, Gov. Steve Beshear, state Sen. Ernie Harris and state Rep. Rick Rand:

    As hard working Kentuckians, taxpayers, and avid voters, please allow us the opportunity to express our opinions regarding the recent events concerning House Bill 144.  We do not understand how you can give tax breaks to industries to come to Kentucky, yet overly tax the distilleries, which have roots in this state – many of which are National Historic Sites. 

  • Community input sought for possible museum

    Editor:

    We need the community’s help. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee has been approached by several citizens to consider coordinating the development of a museum.

    The museum would feature items of historical significance that would reflect the history of Carroll and neighboring counties.

  • Because of them, there was light

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Motto is Service about self, and last week we watched this motto practiced in real life.

    When the ice storm of 2009 hit this area and several of us were without electric, our utility crews were working around the clock to help us. The members of these crews sacrificed their families, health and sleep to help restore our power. They worked in less then desirable weather conditions of snow, freezing rain, ice, wind and temperatures around zero. Most utility employees were putting in 16-plus hour days just to help their neighbors.