Today's News

  • Tips to help families have safe, happy Thanksgiving

    As we celebrate this national holiday, I wish you and your family a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. You may be traveling miles to be with family and friends or might be staying home welcoming your family. Some of you may be spending a quiet day and for others it may be a big family gathering. On this day, we give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and for our friends and family. 

    Thanksgiving tradition 

  • 4-Hers invited to ‘ham’ it up during annual project

    One of the areas that 4-H offers to its youth is the country ham project. If 4-H members are interested in learning this process, a contract must be signed and in my hands by Dec. 8. 

    Please call the Extension office and request a contract or stop by and pick one up. The contracts also will be in each school office for the child to pick up. It is so exciting to see the young people as they learn some “back in the day” projects. Here are some facts about curing “green” hams the 4-H way.

  • Give spaghetti squash a try in next pasta dish

    Cold. That’s the only word I can think of to start this. OK, it’s probably not the only word, but it’s certainly the first one that comes to mind. That being said, we have to eat even when it’s cold and thus I’m moving right along to more pertinent things.

    Each month I talk about recipes and ways to design them. It’s always been that way with me. I’m happy to share the ideas on how I develop new recipes. 

    I subscribe to the, “teach a person to fish” methodology. 

  • Programs work to remove barriers so students can focus on learning

    For schools to provide students with a top-notch education, those students must first have the tools and basic resources necessary to be healthy and happy. The Youth Services Center and Family Ties Resource Center both work to ensure all students in the Carroll County School District have what it takes to excel.

  • What's Happening at Carroll County Public Library

    Thursday, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving, closed.

    Friday, Nov. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; DIY body products, Christmas beauty products, 10 a.m.-noon; family movie, “Planes”, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “Turbo”, 2 p.m. 

    Monday, Dec. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3: Walk-away the pounds; B4K club, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center calendar

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

    Thursday, Nov. 28:  Closed for Thanksgiving.

    Friday, Nov. 29: Closed for Thanksgiving.

    Monday, Dec. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; morning muffins, 10 a.m.; Gentiva Health, 10:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; TOPS support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Stephenson accepted as student ambassador

    Gallatin County High School freshman Maggie Stephenson has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program. She is the daughter of Tina Stephenson of Warsaw, Ky., and Bob Hacker of Madison, Ind.

    The program was started by President Eisenhower after World War II to help build back the relations between the countries damaged during the war and to enlighten U.S. students of the different cultures of the world. Students must be recommended by a teacher or coach for the program and be interviewed by People to People before being accepted.

  • Indiana pair charged in attempted burglary

    A New Albany couple was arrested on charges of attempted burglary by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Nov. 20.

    A resident of a Mound Hill home called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:30 a.m., reporting someone was trying to break into their house, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Tuesday. The resident’s husband followed the pair’s vehicle, and Kinman caught up with them near the county line, close to Hwy. 55.

  • A brief history of our nation’s holiday

    If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, it’s possible that the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals this week would not be the turkey.

    While he did not actually recommend it replace the eagle as a symbol of our nation, he did, in a letter to his daughter, believe that the turkey’s qualities were more virtuous.  He called it “a true original of America” and “a bird of courage.”

  • Conference provides inspiration and ideas

    As I was sitting in my chair among hundreds of other audience members on Nov.14 at The Northern Kentucky Convention Center, I witnessed a plan being unveiled to tackle the heroin epidemic in the Northern Kentucky region. During the next hour and a half, I was so inspired by the efforts of individuals who have the same goals and aspirations for their larger communities, as I do for my small community – to simply stop the heroin epidemic in its tracks.