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  • Finding his voice: Therapy helps Freeman re-learn speech

    As James Freeman sat at his dinner table, eating a cup of yogurt, he tried to force out the word.

    “Consider,” he said. He struggled again. “I… con-si-der… myself lucky.”

    Freeman can carry on a mostly normal conversation, apart from about half his tongue being paralyzed. Several months ago, Freeman had no vocal ability whatsoever. His dysphagia that resulted from an elective surgery caused his mouth, tongue and several throat muscles to become paralyzed and unusable.

  • PWHS receives donated items; Heritage Day June 9

    The Port William Historical Society met May 29, at the Masterson House with 10 members and one guest in attendance.

    President Deborah Garrett called the meeting to order. She introduced our guest Jennifer Beach, Republican candidate for judge-executive. She spoke of her vision for Carroll County.

    Secretary Cassandra McBurney read the minutes of the March meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer Sam Burgess handed out copies of the financial report and it was approved.

  • Changes to Medicare

    In an effort to better protect the identities of people on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have changed Medicare cards. Starting in June 2018, Kentuckians on Medicare will be receiving a new Medicare card! No longer will a social security number be used as your Medicare ID number, instead you will be receiving a new Medicare ID number that is unique to you. The new card will not change your coverage or benefits.

  • Carroll County Public Library | June 7, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    In June there will be live animal shows every Friday from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. with lunch provided.

    B4K is held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and will offer garden crafts for children age up to five, for ages 6 and up garden crafts will be held Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

    The summer Reading Program Finale will be Friday, June 29, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with prizes, lunch and inflatables.

  • McLaughlin shares tips on how to start researching your family’s genealogy

    So far, I’ve blathered on about DNA testing for genealogy. It’s big business these days, and has been in the news because of the possibilities it holds for solving cold cases and “John/Jane Doe” cases.

    Don’t worry, I’ll have more on this fascinating branch of genealogical research, but this week I’m going to talk a bit more about the basics: How to start researching your own family.

  • When is the perfect time to train? It depends on the person

    Does the time of day you train make any difference? Let’s talk about the science first because it is actually the less relevant aspect in this context, we will explain why later on.

    There are scientific studies that have said time of training makes no difference, morning is best and later in the day is best. What is trying to be said is that if you look for it, there will be a study which backs up the rhetoric you’re aiming to assert.

    From experience, it is believed the time of day you train makes a difference and here are some of the reasons why.

  • Hemp History Week: Crop connects state’s past to future

    This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future. A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.

    The history of the United States is entwined with hemp’s history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have grown hemp on their farms. In the 1800s, Speaker of the House and later Senator Henry Clay grew hemp on his farm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

  • American Hiking Society Vacation Trail Crew
  • Academic Honors Banquet

    Rotary Club of Carrollton hosted and sponsored the Carroll County High School Academic Honors Banquet May 2, at the high school.

  • Roaring Entertainment: Demo Derby, Circle Races

    The Spring Bash Demo Derby was held May 12, at Carroll County Fairgrounds. Karl Gullion won first place in the free for all demo derby. Robert Coffey was second, with Jeremy Riley third. Mad Dog was Ray Payton.