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  • UK top players join Champions with anti-drug message

    When many of you hear about University of Kentucky basketball, you might think of Big Blue Nation or the eight-time NCAA Champions — maybe even a fervent fan base.

    But one thing is for sure, the University of Kentucky basketball team is and always has been one of strong teamwork, dedication and perseverance, whether they were winning or losing. These are qualities that a couple of the team’s former players will hone in on, from 4-5 p.m., May 30, at the Carroll County Middle School.

  • It is never too early to start teaching children to cook

    A beautiful sunny Monday morning. Sometimes it seems hard to equate beautiful and Monday in the same sentence, but today, it’s all true. The grass is green, part of my garden is planted and spring is all around us. Good times all around.

    One thing that makes any time better is having family or friends around. This brings me to the point of exactly that: family and cooking.

  • Nutrition important for fitness

    In this month’s Health Matters, we are going to hit a few topics and tidbits to help with nutrition and training.

    Eggs

    The question arises at least once a week, what about eggs? I love them and want to eat them daily, but should I limit my consumption, due to the fear of cholesterol consumption?

  • Vote Tuesday to set county’s future course

    Carroll County voters face some important and difficult choices Tuesday as they head to the polls for the primary election.

    The county will see new leadership at the top with the upcoming retirement of Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Five Democratic contenders want the county’s top job.

    Voters need to select a candidate who can fill Tomlinson’s shoes and provide the strong leadership the county needs. The next judge-executive comes into office with the county financially strong, but facing many challenges.

  • Grants providing high-quality tools for CCMS, CCHS

    Thanks to more than $20,000 in grants from the R.C. Durr Foundation, the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education and the Kinder Morgan Foundation, Carroll County High School is getting a technology upgrade.

    “We’re very thankful to these organizations for allowing us to give students the tools that they need to achieve their maximum potential,” district technology coordinator Cindy Johann said.  “With these grants, we are able to provide our students with cutting-edge scientific instruments, design software and 3D printers.”

  • Library readies for its summer reading program

    Summer Reading Program is always an exciting time for us. This year is even more exciting because we have new friends moving into our library. 

    We are always looking for ways to provide our patrons with the best library experience possible. As we live in our building, which still seems new to us, it is hard to make changes. But we are going to do it! 

    We are adding some new elements in our children’s area to create a fun, dynamic reading and play space. This will include two new caterpillars that will become a part of our library family.

  • Study to encouraging college enrollment

    It will take some time to gather the information, but one of this year’s new laws has the potential to play a significant role when it comes to helping college students decide which career to pursue.

  • County Attorney: Consider taking time to prepare a will

    I often get asked by clients, friends and family members why they need a will. Some people ask the question because they do not have a lot of money or property. Others inquire because they reason that their spouse will just get everything when they die. Then there are those who just think they are young and have plenty of time to think about those things another day. I would like to give you my top five reasons (in no particular order) that you should consider speaking with an attorney about preparing a will:

    Reason No. 1: You love your spouse

  • Stop the ‘summer slide’ by encouraging children to read

    While there is sure to be lots of running, jumping, swinging and sliding over the summer months, a new summer reading program in the Carroll County School District aims to prevent academic sliding, also known as the “summer slide.” 

  • Carroll native Gullion served under Eisenhower

    From Pennsylvania to Nebraska and Indiana to Texas, the news on June 20, 1946, focused on the unexpected death of Maj. Gen. Allen Wyant Gullion.

    “General drops dead while listening to fight,” was the headline that appeared in hundreds of newspapers that carried the Associated Press story. According to AP, Gullion suffered a massive heart attack while listening to the Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight on the radio – a much-anticipated rematch that ended with Louis retaining his heavyweight title in the eighth round on June 19, 1946.