Today's News

  • Forestry says thanks, farewell to McMurry

    Carrollton’s Urban Forestry Board recently presented outgoing Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry with a plaque and flowers for his wife, Sue. The plaque thanked McMurry for outstanding work as mayor from 2011-14.

    After living in Carrollton since June 1969, McMurry is moving to Texas to live near family. He plans to “mostly retire,” but will likely work part-time somewhere, possibly a hardware store.

  • Student of the Week: Mason Rose, 3rd grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is learning because it makes me smarter.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math is my favorite subject because I learn basic facts like about money and stuff for life.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Captain Underpants”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The Equalizer”

  • The new year is the time to start keeping financial records for 2015

    As we move into the New Year and try to keep up with those resolutions we have set for ourselves, it is also a perfect time to get a good start on record keeping for our agricultural operations.

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity and probably not the reason a person gets into farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make a producer’s financial life a lot less worrisome.

  • “Dinner for One”
  • Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

    A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.

    It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.

  • Kentucky lags in health rankings

    As states look for ways to improve their quality of life, the first thing they usually do is see how well they stack up with the rest of the country.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 8, 2015

    Thursday, Jan. 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class. 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; PHd’s (projects half done) craft, 10 a.m. until noon.

    Saturday, Jan. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Make reading a part of your 2015 resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions are everywhere! Some make it with us to the end of the year and some don’t. Reading more is one of my resolutions. It sounds crazy and I hear this all the time, “I would love to have your job; I love to read.” Unfortunately, unless it is reading reports or financial statements, I do not have much time to read at work. I do research all of the journals, reviews and recommendations to help provide the best materials that we can.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Jan. 8, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

    Thursday, Jan. 8: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Jan. 9: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.

  • Lady Panthers sharing Christmas joy