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  • Relevant Church to host commodity distribution

    Commodity distributions set for next week in Carroll County will be held at new locations now that Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission ended its management food distribution.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting that the county had to “scramble” to find a good place to do the food distribution programs that serve local families and senior citizens.

  • Berry visits English, talks about the ‘Good Ole Days’

    Award winning author, poet and activist Wendell Berry shared stories he penned in one of his collections during a visit to the Historic English School Nov. 9.

    Berry, a native of Henry County, is a well-known author who has written more than 50 books in his lifetime.

    “The idea at first was, I would tell some stories,” Berry told the audience, but he doesn’t “like to wing it,” so instead he read from his collection of short stories titled, “That Distant Land.”

  • Scouting for Food begins Saturday to fill shelves in local food pantry

    Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts from Troop 418, Girl Scouts, Brownies and high school volunteers will hit the streets of the community as the 27th annual Scouting for Food project beginns Saturday, Nov. 16.

    Scouts will provide each home with a front door notice reminding them that they will return at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 seeking donations of non-perishable food for the Community Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church basement and at the Carroll County Crisis Center.

  • Yard sale signs may be removed
  • Take the opportunity to honor all who served

    As I sit here, I think about all the honors and privileges I have been given over the years of my life – getting to do things I dreamed of as a young boy.

    How many people ever get to, actually, live out their dreams?

    Well, I can say that I did. I started playing in the dirt as soon as I could crawl. When I was a little boy, my mother would take me to Fourth Street to see the soldiers getting on the buses to go serve their country.

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  • Many from Carroll County served in Revoluntary War

    Editor’s note: Despite extensive research into the lives and service records of the Revolutionary War veterans included in this story, the information contained here is far from complete. The writer indicates within the story where plausible connections to other events or family members have been made for which validation requires further research. Anyone willing to share research with additional information on those mentioned in this story is welcome to contact the writer at pmclaughlin@mycarrollnews.com.

     

  • Local assistance available to sign up for health care

    If applying for health insurance through the state’s new kynect system feels like a daunting task or you have questions and want to talk to a “real” person, there is someone local who can help.

    Outreach “kynector” Stacey Forrest from Triad Health Systems is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 117 of Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Prowling for treats
  • Remaking education in Carroll County: Parents question new teaching methods during Cartmell training

    It’s no secret that test scores in the district are not at the level they need to be. So, to improve education in Carroll County, the school district is moving to personalize learning, recognizing that each student learns at his own pace, Cartmell Elementary School Principal Doug Oak said.

    Nearly two dozen parents attended a training session Oct. 22, designed to help parents understand why this is the right direction for their children.